OAKLAND UNIVERSITY APPROVES DESIGN CONTRACT FOR NEW STUDENT HOUSING AND DINING

ROCHESTER, MI. The Board of Trustees of Oakland University has approved the award of a design contract for a 750-bed, $77 million residence hall and dining center planned for the University campus. This decision follows the University’s engagement of The Scion Group to provide Design RFP Evaluation Services. Scion reviewed and evaluated several proposals submitted to the University for design, design-build, or design-build-finance-maintain services for the facility.

As an advisory and evaluation resource to OU’s Housing Committee, Scion’s work included review of the proposals, preparation of a scoring mechanism, participation in interviews with shortlisted firms and preparation of a written recommendation. Scion also attended campus interviews with the shortlisted firms and the Board of Trustees meeting. Scion previously contributed to OU’s Housing and Dining Master Plan, which was completed in February 2015.

Oakland University was established in 1957 when founders Alfred and Matilda Dodge Wilson contributed their historic estate and $2 million to establish a satellite school of Michigan State University. Today, Oakland University stands independently as a world-class institution located on 1,443 acres in Rochester, Michigan. The University currently enrolls more than 20,000 students, boasts nearly 100,000 alumni and delivers more than 260 degree and certificate programs.

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