Literature, Sciences & Arts Building Renovation. University of Michigan

"The building occupants are very happy with the completed project"

Project Details

The University of Michigan hired DeMaria for a complete renovation of its five story Literature, Sciences, and Arts Building. Originally built in 1948, the LS&A Building was in need of total renovation, including significant work to address the building infrastructure. Mechanical and electrical systems were  removed and updated, including heating and ventilation.  Air conditioning was added to the building and accessibility throughout was also improved to meet current codes.  Fire detection and fire suppression systems were installed to meet current codes.  The team also restored the basement to its original condition.

Highlights Include:

Exterior restoration featuring tuck pointing, brick and limestone repair Interior renovation featuring selective demolition, new wall and ceiling configurations, new areaway, new bathrooms, new kitchen, and new flooring

New eucalyptus wood paneling system in lobbies and conference rooms

New energy efficient windows with energy efficient directional glass custom designed and manufactured to meet the design concept and color from the 1940’s

New rooftop cooling tower concealment structure

Repair and restoration of multi-color terrazzo finishes, travertine finishes and slate and granite pavement surfaces