University of Michigan at Dearborn Institute for Advanced Vehicle Systems

An addition to the College of Engineering and Computer Science to house the Institute for Advanced Vehicle Systems. Work in the Institute focuses on systems engineering related to the design, development, and manufacturing of complex vehicles. The facility includes an auditorium, dedicated laboratories for vehicle electronics, audio safety, ergonomics, and powertrains, as well as a flexible open bay area and engineering classrooms.

Acoustics

Mechanical and electrical systems noise and vibrations control for the addition, and architectural acoustics for an auditorium, an integrated classroom, and two meeting rooms located in the Institute.

Audio-Visual

Audio-visual systems to support distance learning and recording of classrooms and laboratories.

Lighting

Lighting for a multipurpose auditorium. Lighting layouts coordinate with architectural ceiling elements as well as acoustic treatments. Illumination levels are appropriate for a variety of functions, and the controls integrate with audio-visual systems for single button control of multiple elements.

Awards

This is the recipient of an Honor Award in the Building category from the American Institute of Architects, Huron Valley Chapter, 2007.

Project Data
LOCATION SIZE SERVICES CLIENT
Dearborn, Michigan 48,500 square feet Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Fire Protection, Acoustics, Audio-Visual, Lighting Lord Aeck Sargent Planning & Design, Inc.

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