The University of Michigan’s Bursley Hall dining center, the only residential dining facility on North Campus, will undergo a significant renovation this summer. The $4.3 million project was approved Thursday by the Board of Regents.
Constructed in 1968, Joseph Aldrich and Marguerite Knowlton Bursley Hall houses 1,270 students and is primarily a community of first-year residents. While the Residential Life Initiatives have previously funded life safety and infrastructure improvements at Bursley, much of the original construction remains.
The recommended work will reconfigure the existing serving area, which covers approximately 4,700 square feet, to create five distinct serving stations, each dedicated to a different cuisine or food experience. The project will build on the successful designs of the recently renovated campus dining centers in East Quadrangle and South Quadrangle, both highly popular with students.
The work will include the architectural, electrical and mechanical work necessary to accomplish these improvements. The architectural firm Stantec Architecture Inc. will design the project, which will be funded from University Housing resources.
Construction is scheduled to be completed by fall 2016. The project is expected to provide 15 on-site construction jobs.