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Architects Design Luxury Student Housing For U of M Students In Ann Arbor

Project Name: Hub, 603 E. Huron
Location: Ann Arbor, MI
Architect: Myefski Architects
General Contractor: Spence Brothers
CEI Materials System: R4000
Products: Aluminum Composite Material (ACM), Flush Panels
Photography: Installation Photos by CEI Materials, Completion Photos courtesy of Myefski Architects

In downtown Ann Arbor, MI stands the over 170,000 square-foot Hub at 603 E. Huron. The modern urban development boasts 124 residential units over 14 floors. The building accommodates premier off-campus student housing for University of Michigan students. The fully furnished apartments allow students the “walk-to-campus” convenience with modern amenities.

Hub, 603 E Huron, Ann Arbor, MI, Myefski Architects, Spence Brothers, University of Michigan, Photography Myefski Photography ©Myefski Architects

Featuring the latest in luxury amenities, the Hub offers a fitness and spa center, club access room with lounge and an outdoor terrace. A rooftop area features an infinity-style hot tub, fire pit, and unparalleled views of the city. Additionally, the building features a two-story underground level parking garage.

Hub, 603 E Huron, Ann Arbor, MI, Myefski Architects, Spence Brothers, University of Michigan, Photography CEI Materials

The building was designed to “infuse as much natural light as possible,” as the architects describe, bolstering an abundance of windows and large balcony spaces. The exterior is clad in warm bricks, metal composite and single skin panels. The PAC-CLAD Flush Panels feature a flat appearance utilizing a rounded interlock leg and concealed fastening system.

Hub, 603 E Huron, Ann Arbor, MI, Myefski Architects, Spence Brothers, University of Michigan, Photography Myefski Photography ©Myefski Architects

The single skin panels complement the fire-rated aluminum composite in both Cadet Gray and Deep Black finishes. The panels were fabricated by CEI Materials utilizing the team’s R4000 Drained/ Rear-Ventilated Rainscreen Panel System.

Hub, 603 E Huron, Ann Arbor, MI, Myefski Architects, Spence Brothers, University of Michigan, Photography CEI Materials

While the fabrication of this particular project provided no issue for the CEI Materials Shop, the installation boasted a series of challenges that were overcome by the team. CEI Materials Project Manager Nick Sodt describes, “The site access for this project was tight and laydown was difficult, requiring the use of on-time deliveries due to the limited laydown area. With site access being so limited, the project was done by swing-staging and scaffolding.”

The challenges were overcome by working closely with the client on installation scheduling, resulting in a stunning exterior solution.

Video: courtesy of Spence Brothers

 


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Attachment System Used:  R4000 Series

CEI Materials’ Performance Tested & Approved R4000 Drained/ Rear-Ventilated Rainscreen Panel Systems offers rain screen technology with varying joint widths as well as color versatility.

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