Lansing, Michigan – July 7, 2022 | Michigan State University’s STEM Teaching and Learning Facility continues to make history as it celebrates a 2022 Construction & Design Award from the Engineering Society of Detroit (ESD). This is one of ten major project awards received to date, including an Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) 2022 Construction Risk Partners Build America Award and the prestigious AGC Grand Award.

ESD Construction & Design Awards:

The Engineering Society of Detroit has promoted engineering and scientific professions in the state of Michigan for over 125 years. This year marked ESD’s 48th celebration of the Construction & Design Awards, which are unique among construction industry recognitions in that they honor all three primary groups of the building team – owners, designers and constructors. ESD’s Construction & Design Awards were conceived “to encourage elevation of the standard of practice in the construction industry.” Granger Construction is honored to join Michigan State University and Integrated Design Solutions in receiving a 2022 Construction & Design Award and is proud to have been part of the historic Michigan State University (MSU) STEM Teaching and Learning Facility project team.

Project Overview:

The MSU STEM Teaching and Learning Facility began as an overarching goal to improve and enhance the undergraduate learning experience at MSU. Encompassing 120,000 square feet of new construction with 40,000 square feet of renovated space, this project merged adaptive reuse with flexible learning infrastructure and sustainable mass timber materials to transform the long-abandoned Shaw Lane Power Plant into a state-of-the-art learning space for science, technology, engineering and math. MSU STEM is also the first building in the state of Michigan constructed with a newer mass timber framing product called cross-laminated timber (CLT).

Awards won to date include the following:

  • 2021 Engineering News Record Top Regional Project, Midwest Merit Award
  • 2021 Construction Association of Michigan Magazine Special Issue Award
  • 2021 Construction Association of Michigan Magazine Project of the Year Award
  • 2021 Forest Stewardship Council Leadership Award
  • 2021 Washtenaw Contractors Association Pyramid Award, Best Project Team for Projects over $25 Million
  • 2022 Woodworks Wood Design Award for Wood in Schools
  • 2022 AGC of Michigan Build Michigan Award, CM Renovation Category
  • 2022 AGC of America Construction Risk Partners Build America Award
  • 2022 AGC of America Grand Award
  • 2022 ESD Construction & Design Award

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