|Spring/Summer 2006||Volume 21, Number 2||Findings Magazine|
Crossroads: Rooms with a View
There are approximately 2,300 linear feet of windows in the school’s new Crossroads of Public Health facility, and many offer breathtaking views of the university’s North Campus, the Arboretum, and the city of Ann Arbor. That’s good news for the hundreds of School of Public Health faculty, staff, and students who will be moving into the seven-story research tower late this summer.
Thanks to the facility’s innovative design and state-of-the-art technology, once they’re in the new space, they’ll be better able to address today’s top public health priorities, including new genetic technologies, the globalization of health, public health preparedness, and the prevention and treatment of infectious disease. A ribbon-cutting ceremony for the building will take place October 26.
Meanwhile, major renovations to the original 1942 SPH I building will begin in September. During this phase of the construction project, which is due to conclude in 2008, outmoded building systems will be replaced and existing offices and laboratories will be converted into new office and dry-lab research space.
Photo by Peter Smith
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