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French Hall and Kearsley Street Projects Receive Awards

  • January 29th, 2009 By: UM-Flint News

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American School & University magazine recently selected the University of Michigan-Flint’s renovation of David M. French Hall for “Outstanding Design” recognition in the classrooms category.
The Michigan Concrete Paving Association recently selected the Kearsley Street Reconnect project as the winner of the Special Innovative category of the association’s Awards of Excellence.

French HallAmerican School & University magazine recently selected the University of Michigan-Flint’s renovation of David M. French Hall for “Outstanding Design” recognition in the classrooms category. In selecting the $5.6 million project, editors wrote, “The student always has been the center of attention at the University of Michigan-Flint, and meeting student needs through effective teaching is the university’s signature object. The renovation of French Hall brings new possibilities for learning and new technological capability to the campus.”



Every classroom is equipped with “smart cart” technology to allow for using most available technologies. The 31-classroom renovation enables the university to meet the educational needs of students by providing a technologically sophisticated learning experience.

The Michigan Concrete Paving Association recently selected the Kearsley Street Reconnect project as the winner of the Special Innovative category of the association’s Awards of Excellence. Judges toured all of the 50 projects from around the state that were submitted in the competition. The many unique aspects and quality of the UM-Flint were considered in the selection.

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