University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Creative use of found space adds program and places of delight
Built in 1940, Stockwell Hall's Tudor Revival architecture includes distinctive brick patterns, leaded windows, fireplaces, and a paneled lounge that articulate a gracious traditional character embraced by generations of women student residents. Our renovation preserved the building's traditional character while providing a contemporary residential experience to accommodate the needs of students for years to come.
Goody Clancy’s design concept was guided by the goal of maintaining and enhancing the significant historic features of the building. New work was designed to be respectful of and harmonize with the original building details.
- Our scope of work included exterior survey and restoration, major interior renovation of student, administrative, and public spaces, upgrade of all building systems and infrastructure, life safety and accessibility improvements, and landscape rehabilitation.
- A former kitchen space at the heart of the building was opened up to allow natural light into the lower level of the building, creating a multi-level, interactive gathering space that connects the residential, academic support, and social areas of the building.
- The design incorporates two "cozy" lounges, a kitchenette and renovated community bathrooms on each floor to provide more privacy.
- Upgrading the infrastructure, while maintaining the distinctive beauty and character of the building, created a focal point for community that attracts students and faculty throughout the Hill neighborhood and the broader campus.