Phase III of SOA renovation completes updates to main floor
Phase III of the renovation to the Warren Loranger Architecture Building is now complete, and students and staff have returned for normal operations after being relocated for several months to Reno Hall. The renovation includes:
- a new glassed-in administrative suite,
- new bathroom facilities,
- a research lab funded by Adjunct Instructor Aldo Colandrea ’75, ’76, ’81, and DTE Energy,
- the Richard P. and Linda P. Kughn Center, and
- a new seminar room.
Overall renovations to the building began in 1996 through the generosity of Warren Loranger ’51. Loranger’s gifts to the School during the past decade have led to significant improvements to the building, which has been named in his honor. About 75 percent of the building has been renovated to date including new windows, tile roof, mechanical and electrical systems and elevator.
Also included in the renovation has been the updating of electrical power and lighting in the studios, a new exhibit space and the moving of the Detroit Collaborative Design Center to a new space within the building. Money is now being raised to complete the entire building.