Christman Construction Company. Since 1894.

Eastern Michigan University

Mark Jefferson Science Complex

Ypsilanti, Michigan

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  • LEED: Expected Silver Certification
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  • Addition and Renovation
  • $67,500,000
  • 280,000 s.f.
  • Lord, Aeck & Sargent
  • January 2012

The Christman Company has engaged with joint venture partner Dumas Concepts in Construction to perform $67.5 million in renovation and new construction for Eastern Michigan University's Mark Jefferson Science Complex. This project involves a renovation of the existing 183,000-s.f. structure, originally built in 1969, as well as a 151,000-s.f. science lab/research space addition. This is the largest building project in EMU's history, and has been identified in the university's capital outlay plan since 1998.

Christman has successfully completed several projects in the past for EMU, including its College of Education/HHS/Boone Hall renovation, The Village new student housing complex, and historic restorations of Pease Auditorium and Welch Hall.  

The complex houses the College of Arts and Sciences, including biology, chemistry, physics and psychology, and the creation of this world-class facility is intended to help EMU leverage its cutting-edge science research and innovative teaching. The new layout will allow instructors to employ new interdisciplinary instructional methods, creating more interactive, technology-rich classroom environments and permitting student work to be more collaborative.

Project leaders are pursuing LEED Silver certification. Green design elements include such features as sunscreens, bioswales and low-volume flush-valves.

Link to project webcam: http://www.emich.edu/physplant/markjefferson.html

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Mark Jefferson Science Complex
Mark Jefferson Science Complex
Mark Jefferson Science Complex
Mark Jefferson Science Complex
Mark Jefferson Science Complex
Mark Jefferson Science Complex
Mark Jefferson Science Complex
Mark Jefferson Science Complex
Mark Jefferson Science Complex