New Building

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building a legacy

In September 2016, the Board of Regents approved the Edward Henry Kraus Natural Science Building to become the School of Kinesiology's new home in 2020. Designed by renowned architect Albert Kahn, whose other campus masterpieces include Burton Memorial Tower, Hill Auditorium, and Hatcher Graduate Library, the Kraus Building has been a university landmark since 1915. We are honored to be the newest residents of this beautiful and historic structure.

Our goal, after a transformative renovation, is to have all of our facilities—classrooms, laboratories, academic and career advising offices, collaboration spaces, and more—in one amazing location right in the heart of central campus. For the first time in our school’s history, all our faculty, students, staff, and research will be together under one roof.

The slideshow above contains the very first renderings of our new space, including the lobby, commons, classrooms, and research areas. Keep visiting this page to see the latest updates as our transformation begins to take shape.

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In the News

10/08/2018: Groundbreaking for addition, renovation to Kraus Building​
09/23/2018: Countdown to Kraus (excerpt from Movement magazine)
09/10/2018: This week in U-M history: Kraus construction
08/20/2018: Kraus construction site mobilization begins
10/19/2017: Regents OK schematic design for Kraus Building renovation
09/18/2017: The history of the Kraus Building (excerpt from Movement magazine)
09/15/2016: Regents approve renovation, addition to 101-year-old Kraus Building