Construction of the School of Nursing Building
Building for the Future
Opportunities for Donor Participation
History of the New School of Nursing Building
|Initial Project Approval||March 15, 2012||The U-M Board of Regents approve the School of Nursing building project to move forward into design phase. Architectural firm RDG Planning and Design of Omaha, NE is commissioned.|
|Design Approval||July 19, 2012||The U-M Board of Regents approve design and release architect's rendering of the building's exterior. Authorization of all additional planning documents completed in anticipation of construction.|
|Groundbreaking Ceremony||April 5, 2013|
Approximately 200 attended ceremonial ground-breaking for construction. Speakers included UMSN Dean Kathleen Potempa, U-M Provost Phil Hanlon, U-M Regent Julia Darlow, Dean's Advisory Council member Gail Warden, U-M President Mary Sue Coleman and nursing student representative Chris Plampin.
|Final Approval||April 18, 2013||The U-M Board of Regents authorize issuing of bids and awarding of construction contracts. Full approval for the project to move into its construction phase.|
|Construction Site Preparation||October 18, 2013||Part of M-66 parking lot is blocked off, turned over to Turner Construction, and fenced in along with green space at the SE corner of Ingalls & Cornwell Place.|
|Building/Slope Mass Excavation||November 22, 2013||Area cleared and trees protected. Mechanically stabilized embankment (MSE) slope and building mass excavation begins, along with utility infrastructure work.|
|Webcam installed||December 6, 2013||Interested parties can watch the progress of construction on the live webcam.|
|Slope and foundation||March 2014||See photos as crews work on the slope and foundation.|
Three large concrete stairwells erected. The stairwells require approximately 2000 yards of concrete.
|Water-tie ins||April 2014||Crews begin work to tie-in the building with the water main.|
|Electrical work||May 2014||Electrical duct work begins connecting the building to the power grid.|
|Steel frame and more||July 2014||Crews work on the steel frame, concrete composite deck floors, fireproofing, exterior studs, vapor barrier and sheathing|
|Topping Ceremony||August 20, 2014|
UMSN celebrates with a "Topping Ceremony" as the final piece of structural steel was placed.
|Becoming "watertight"||August 2014||Crews begin work on exterior brick and stone masonry.|
|Progress inside and out||October 2014||Masons work to complete the brick exterior, while other crews frame the interior walls and install the plumbing, electrical and ductwork.|
|Technology Sneak Peek||December 2014||UMSN’s IT team hosts an open house for the U-M community to showcase the new technology being piloted for use in the building.|
|Building Opens for Classes||September 2015||The much-anticipated moment arrives!|
|Grand Opening Ribbon-Cutting and Open House||September 18, 2015||The School of Nursing celebrates the grand opening with a ribbon cutting, open house and alumni gala.|
|LEED Gold Certified||July 11, 2016||The U.S. Green Building Council certifies the building as LEED Gold for its sustainability features.|
- Guiding Principles and Building Themes used in the Project (View/Hide)
- Both current and new facilities should create community and foster collaboration.
- Every learning environment needs to support active learning.
- Technology must be available to support active learning and collaboration.
- The building should be designed with an eye towards adaptability.
- The design should incorporate flexibility that supports meaningful program activity in a cost effective manner.
- The building should fit with the U-M architecture but also have a strong identity.
- The building should incorporate eco-friendly features, utilize natural light, and include a plaza or courtyard.
- Academic and Administrative Areas Designed into the Building (View/Hide)
Space Features 200 Seat Lecture/Small Group Hall
- Large tiered classroom; 4,278 sq. ft.
- 2 tiers per level
- 2 rows of fixed tables per tier
- Power at the tables
- Movable seating for small group work
- Handicap access
- Sound lock vestibule
- 3 projection screens
250 Seat Conference Center
- Flat floor, adaptable, movable tables/chairs; 4,083 sq. ft.
- Ideal for conferences, student service events as well as class lecture and small group work
- Divisible by sky wall for (2) 60 seat rooms with technology at each table, or divisible for (2) 125 seat rooms with tables/chairs configured in rows
Media Learning Center
- Total of 5,594 sq. ft. across 2 rooms
- (1) 100 seat room and (1) 80 seat room
- Fixed tables with movable seating
- Provides an integrated furniture and media solution
- Designed to enable people to connect and collaborate quickly and seamlessly
- Rooms will be used for lecture and small group breakout
Clinical Learning Center
Academic Administration(The school's Office of Student, Academic & Multicultural Services (OSAMS) and the Office of Academic Affairs (OAA))
- 6 simulation rooms
- Nursing skills lab
- Physical assessment lab
- Standardized patient suite (4 rooms total)
- Task training room
- Debriefing rooms
- Master control room to observe any in-progress simulation or learning activity throughout the Center's rooms
- Anatomy lab
- Interaction space for ~15-20 people
- Staff suite
- Workstations for advisors, recruiters, event coordinator, clinical education manager and other key staff members
- Office and conference room space for academic deans and directors
- Proctor rooms for test taking
- Interaction space for students and for less formal meetings between academic administration personnel and students
- ~15 offices for academic program leads (faculty)
- Transient/"drop in" office space for day use (for faculty teaching in the new facility but with their permanent office space in the existing 400 North Ingalls building)
- Conference rooms
- Business center and interaction space for faculty and student collaboration