Design Studios
Each student in the architecture program is provided with a dedicated studio work space. Faculty teaching in Design I through Design VI (first through fourth year studios) have assigned teaching spaces within the open space plan on the ground and the mezzanine levels of the Mackey Building. Design VII and Design VIII--the fifth-year studios--are located on the second floor of the Mackey Building.

Mackey 150, Classrooms, and Meeting Rooms
Mackey 150 is the main conference room used for group discussions and presentations as needed. This space is equipped with multi-media presentation technology and accommodates lectures, seminars and workshop presentations. Two general purpose classrooms are located on the second floor of the Mackey Building, with additional classrooms located in the basement. Mackey 142 is a meeting room reserved for students and faculty.

George T. Silcott Gallery and Presentation Spaces
The Silcott Gallery provides space for exhibits and final design jury presentations. The first and second floor corridor areas extend this space to provide additional display surfaces to exhibit student work. All spaces provide well-suited lighting and tackable vertical surfaces to accommodate exhibits and jury/project reviews.

Hilyard and Helena Robinson Auditorium
The auditorium is the main assembly space in the Mackey Building to serve the unique needs of the program. The 184-seat auditorium is the largest available assembly space in the building and serves as the program’s main venue for lectures and seminars by visiting speakers, as well as department assemblies.

Contours Student Lounge
The Contours Student Lounge on the upper ground level is available to architecture students for individual and group study sessions as well as for presentations, seminars, and other activities. An extensive renovation of the lounge was completed in AY 2016-2017.

Maker Space
The Maker Space on the ground floor supports learning and research activities throughout the College. The department has full access to this newly refurbished space which was built in the former Architecture Library.

Fabrication Lab
The Fabrication Lab houses specialized equipment to operate a woodshop and metal shop, a CNC Router, laser cutters, 3D printing, and a photography lab.

Advanced Graphics Lab
The Advanced Graphics Lab provides high-powered, state-of-the-art computers to support animations and renderings.

News

AIA President Carl Elefante Talks about Architecture’s Relevance Revolution with Our Students

Wed, October 17, 2018

Carl Elefante, FAIA, president of the American Institute of Architects delivered a powerful talk on “Architecture’s Relevance Revolution” on Monday, October 15 in our Innovation Space. Elefante is Principal and Director of Sustainability for Quinn Evans Architects, which has offices in Washington, D.C., Ann Arbor and Detroit, Michigan, and Madison, Wisconsin. He serves as design principal for a broad spectrum of projects including architecture, historic preservation, and community revitalization. Read More >>

Bringing the Local Perspective of Black Architects and Planners to Coincide with NMAAHC Symposium

Thu, October 4, 2018

The Department of Architecture was generously invited by Dr. Michelle Wilkinson of the National Museum of African American History and Culture to collaborate in bringing the local perspective of Black architects and planners to coincide with the museum’s symposium: Shifting the Landscape: Black Architects and Planners, 1968 to Now.Read More >>

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