Constructed in 1967, the nearly 175,000 square-foot five-building complex (Baits II) provides housing for approximately 560 first-year students in single or double rooms and suites. This renovation project involved updating infrastructure and interior finishes including:

  • Refurbished bathrooms and renovated house kitchens.
  • Upgraded fire alarm and suppression systems
  • Wireless internet
  • New student room flooring
  • Remodeled Community Learning Center and updated lounges
  • Home movie theater and art studio
  • Nine music practice rooms and performance area
  • Community living room with kitchenette

Constructed in 1967, the nearly 175,000 square-foot five-building complex (Baits II) provides housing for approximately 560 first-year students in single or double rooms and suites. This renovation project involved updating infrastructure and interior finishes including:

  • Refurbished bathrooms and renovated house kitchens.
  • Upgraded fire alarm and suppression systems
  • Wireless internet
  • New student room flooring
  • Remodeled Community Learning Center and updated lounges
  • Home movie theater and art studio
  • Nine music practice rooms and performance area
  • Community living room with kitchenette

Sustainable feature of this project included:

  • New roofing with insulating values between R21 and R40
  • New aluminum windows with 1-inch, double-pane insulated glazing, thermal breaks and special coatings
  • New energy-efficient light fixtures with occupancy sensors
  • New toilet fixture with water-saving 1.6 gpf and dual-action flush valves
  • New plumbing faucets and shower heads with water-saving features
  • New energy-efficient and paper-saving electric hand dryers
  • New energy-efficient kitchen appliances and computers
  • Use of salvaged existing student furniture from other U-M dormitories
  • Use of new flooring with recycled content, low-VOC emissions and regionally-produced material

Education

University of Michigan Vera Baits Renovations

COST:
$6.4 million

SQUARE FOOTAGE:
175,000

SERVICE:
Construction Management at-risk

START:
April 2012

COMPLETION:
August 2012

ARCHITECT:
UM Department of Architecture, Engineering and Construction