U of M Wellness Center
Client: University of Michigan – Dearborn
Location: Dearborn, Michigan
Architect Partner: Ghafari Associates Architects
Project Specifics: The renovation called for a 16,000 sq. ft. facility to accommodate two racquetball courts, a running track, a weight training and exercise equipment area, a dance studio and locker rooms.
Challenges: The unusual geometry of the existing facility required extensive engineering and layout expertise. Additionally, close supervision and coordination was needed to accommodate the specialized nature of the Italian-made finish materials, which caused construction delays due to importation issues.