A new central classroom building will host 10,000 students per day.
Red bricks and research.
Conceived as a "learning loft," the Ruthven Building at the University of Michigan features expansive floor-to-floor heights to accommodate new signature classrooms for the state's flagship university. These new classrooms will accommodate the evolving academic needs of one of the nation's top public universities, and will include 1,400 student seats in a variety of learning configurations, including a 550-seat auditorium, a 200-seat classroom "in the round" and other active learning classroom designs.
The existing Ruthven Building's renovations included administration and computational research space. With its red brick and limestone exterior, this building was designed by famed architect Albert Kahn and built in 1928 and will be transformed while retaining its great rotunda and double height museum space.