Building Blue: Alumni Center Renovation Project
The year was 1982: that fall, an in-state LSA freshman paid $988 in tuition, and Bo Schembechler coached the Wolverines to a Big Ten championship. And at the corner of East Washington and Fletcher streets, the Alumni Association dedicated its new Alumni Center, designed by famed architect Hugh Newell Jacobsen.
Now, 37 years later, the building is closed for a major renovation. Its chimneys, bay windows, high peaks, and gables will remain. But when it reopens in 2020, the interior will be transformed into a building for the 21st century.
The new space will provide an immersive and engaging destination for alumni to reconnect and interact with fellow alums and students.