Jeffress Center

Schoolcraft College
Services
Architecture
Electrical Engineering
Interiors
Mechanical Engineering
Technology
Size
Project Size
110,000 sq. ft.
DATES
Completion Date
2014-08-15
COST
Construction Cost
$11,000,000
Client Contact
Glenn Cerny Schoolcraft College
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Renovation of acquired 110,000-square-foot multi-story open office building into an Administration Building and University Center; satellite campuses for Wayne State University and University of Toledo.

The College purchased the vacant building in 2013 at the corner of Seven Mile and Haggerty Roads, immediately adjacent to their campus. Administration saw an opportunity to support economic development in Western Wayne County, as well as expand their educational offerings to their community.

Opened one year later, the main focus for the new Jeffress Center, named after the current President, Conway Jeffress, is to offer Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programs through a unique university partnership with Wayne State University and The University of Toledo. The renovation also gave breathing room to the rest of the campus for academic and enrichment program expansion and the Master Plan is being updated to accommodate this institutional growth.

Project Overview

  • Renovation of acquired 110,000-square-foot multi-story open office building into an Administration Building and University Center; satellite campuses for Wayne State University and University of Toledo
  • Transformation into a university building serving students and administration; bring together departments from various buildings; multi-phase construction process
  • Incudles Intelligence Operations Center, campus-wide security system, LED lighting with advanced lighting control equipment
  • Focal point and front entrance to Schoolcraft College’s campus; new large outdoor plaza draws students into campus; co-location data center in design phase

Project Team

Principal-In-Charge
Project Manager, Electrical Engineer
Robert L. Kurtz, Jr., RA
Civil Consultant
Zeimet Wozniak & Associates
Structural Consultant
Desai/Nasr Consulting Engineers
Construction Manager
George W. Auch Company