MARQUETTE, MICHIGAN. The Scion Group has been selected by Northern Michigan University through a competitive “RFP” proposal process to assist the University in improving its existing residential offerings and potentially adding new and/or renovated facilities, as part of a larger effort to attract students. Scion has partnered with Integrated Designs, Inc., a full-service architectural and engineering firm, to provide support on the long-range facilities planning for the University. This engagement follows the successful implementation of a campus housing plan created by Scion for Northern Michigan University in 2004.

The study will include significant input from students via an online survey and focus group sessions. University stakeholders will provide direction on broader campus planning efforts. Additionally, Scion will analyze the off-campus rental market as well as the residential offerings at competitive schools. “We have been pleased to observe Northern Michigan successfully implement many of the strategies and recommendations from our 2004 report,” said Eric Luskin, Scion Senior Vice President. “We are honored that the University has selected us again and look forward to continuing our successful collaboration.”

Northern Michigan University is a public university that enrolls more than 9,200 students and is the largest institution of higher education in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

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