University of Michigan Engagement Center
University of Michigan
Space: Engagement Center Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan Project Area: 3800 sf
The Engagement Center is a collaborative workspace that was designed to empower students to develop their entrepreneurial skills to turn ideas into impact. The goal was to create a learning environment for students to explore entrepreneurship in ways that they find relevant and inspire creativity, confidence, and resilience.
The renovation incorporated reconfigured and refreshed workstations, amenities, and public areas that encourage collaboration and productivity. Other design features and updated elements included new furniture and customized communal areas, including a “living room” and “backyard” designed for gathering, conversing, and brainstorming. Concrete floors provide an energetic vibe that sparks creativity amongst faculty and students alike.