Multiple Construction Projects Underway at Eastern Michigan University

by Kristin Harlow

YPSILANTI, MICH. — This summer, multiple construction projects are underway at Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti. Sill Hall, the home of the renamed College of Engineering and Technology, is undergoing a $40 million renovation with completion set for fall 2020. A $16 million project at Olds-Robb Recreation and Intramural Complex involves extensive improvements to fitness and training areas as well as a new entrance and gathering spaces.

Earlier this month, workers finished the $20 million student-athlete performance center, which consisted of a new two-story structure adjacent to the north end zone of Rynearson Stadium. The project includes a new weight room, athletic training and meeting rooms, offices and a scoreboard.

At the northwest end of campus, construction is underway on a $14 million, two-building health project that is a collaboration between the university, St. Joseph Mercy System and Integrated Healthcare Association (IHA). One of the buildings will be a community health center staffed by IHA while the other will house university programs. Completion is set for January 2020.

Integrated Design Solutions served as the architect for Sill Hall and the performance center. Contractors working on the projects include Clark Construction, Granger Construction, Barton Malow, Kasco and O’Neal Construction. Founded in 1849, Eastern is the second-oldest public university in Michigan. It currently serves more than 18,000 students.

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