The $145 million renovation of the Argonaut Building at 2nd and Milwaukee in Detroit's New Center neighborhood is moving full steam ahead. Abandoned by General Motors in 1999, Detroit based College for Creative Studies (CCS) announced plans to transform the Argonaut Building into a second campus in 2008, and as of now, completion of the $145 million renovation is scheduled for September.
DBusiness magazine reports that the new campus will include a partnership with the University of Michigan's Stephen M. Ross School of Business which will enhance already established CCS programs providing practical business skills for students. Additional highlights include 150 dorm rooms, studios, fitness rooms, game rooms and all CCS undergraduate design departments, along with a color and materials library, continuing education classes, community arts programs, public galleries, and 80,000 square feet of commercial office space. An art centric middle and high school are also planned for the new campus and will be run by Henry Ford Academy.
Once the new campus is finished, CCS will expand its current programs at the school's main campus in Midtown including fine arts, illustration, entertainment arts, and photography, among others.
For more details see the May/June 2009 issue of DBusiness Magazine as well as the Detroit News here.
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