Description: There is a critical nursing shortage nationally and in Michigan, which must be met by increasing student enrollment and preparing faculty for the future. The College of Nursing is challenged to increase research and opportunities for interaction and collaboration among students, faculty and staff. The Life Sciences Building cannot currently house all of these college activities. It is not adequate to accommodate and increase academic, research and continuing education programs or to provide community space for student, faculty and alumni interaction.
The Bott Building for Nursing Education and Research will be located on Bogue Street south of Service Road in the South Academic District. This project involves a three-story, 50,000-gross-square-foot building that will link to the existing Life Science Building. Two floors will house dedicated research space and one floor will include classrooms, student commons, student services, external relations, conference rooms, and a new atrium and reception lobby. The building will provide gathering space for the community, students, faculty, and staff, and will support the college's teaching, research and outreach missions.
This project is anticipated to receive LEED certification and will be the first building on campus to use ground-source geothermal energy for heating and cooling. For more information on how the geothermal system will work, see the video below:
Timeline: Construction began in May 2011, and the Bott Building will be occupied by the end of 2012.
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Construction representative: Ken Dawson, firstname.lastname@example.org, 517-353-9716