Building Design + Construction: Wayne State University Mike Ilitch School of Business case study
Thanks to a $40 million lead investment from Mike and Marian Ilitch, the largest gift that was ever received by Wayne State University, WSU’s first entirely new construction building was able to become a reality. The Wayne State University Mike Ilitch School of Business started construction in 2016. The new facility, scheduled to open in 2018, offers an opportunity for students to be closer to Detroit’s business district, allowing for heightened internship and career possibilities. The Wayne State University Mike Ilitch School of Business qualified as an ABAA project and was checked for continuity, proper mil thickness, and sufficient adhesion testing. The new four-story school of business building will offer thousands of students a facility that features a finance and data analytics lab, a two-story atrium, a large state-of-the-art auditorium, a rooftop terrace suitable for a variety of events, and interior educational service spaces for tutoring, advising, meetings, and more.