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Ann Arbor, Michigan

School of Music, Theater & Dance @ The University of Michigan

the Project stats


General Contractor

IDS: Integrated Design Solutions


  • LEED Gold

the Project study

This project was years in the making, including the addition of 21,000sf of space with new rehearsal rooms, classrooms, studios and a lecture hall. The renovation of the Earl V. Moore building, which was built 50 years ago by renowned architect Eero Saarinen, was also included in the project.

The School of Music, Theater, and Dance enrolls nearly 1,200 students, but prior to the renovations, its main building had just 50 practice rooms open to all students. The first floor north wing renovation increased the number, size, and quality of practice rooms and the west side of the second floor north wing was renovated to accommodate offices displaced from the first-floor renovation, a total of approximately 28,000sf.

The Brehm Pavilion addition was approximately 34,000sf, including three classrooms for chamber music rehearsal, a large lecture hall, a jazz and percussion suite, labs for class piano, a large rehearsal hall, and lobby and support spaces.  4,000sf of space was shelled for future use, the build out of which was added near the end of the project. The project also updated the Moore Building’s fire detection and alarm system to provide an integrated system with the Brehm Pavilion addition.