About the Building
The James and Anne Duderstadt Center, a part of the U-M Library, formerly known as the Media Union, opened in 1996 as a special place to provide faculty and students with the tools and collaborative space for creating the future. Located on the University of Michigan North Campus, the Duderstadt Center houses the Art, Architecture, and Engineering Library, the College of Engineering Computer Aided Engineering Network (CAEN), the Digital Media Commons, and the Millennium Project, the building provides a nexus for creative and technological innovation across disciplines. The Mujo Cafe provides a space for refreshment and social interaction.
With 400+ computers available 24/7, the Duderstadt Center is the largest public computing site at the University of Michigan. It also offers student access to 3D and virtual reality labs, a large video production studio, a state-of-the-art audio recording studio, two electronic music studios and two teleconferencing rooms. The library's engineering resources are among the most comprehensive in the country with large portions of its journal holdings being available electronically. The library's Special Collections and Visual Resources Collection (Imageworks) offer special resources to support the School of Art and Design, and the College of Architecture and Urban Planning.
Designed by Albert Kahn Associates of Detroit, the building opened its doors in 1996. A vast north-facing expanse of glass illuminates the 1st floor atrium, its colorful mural "Euclid's Comet" by Dorothea Rockburne, and 2nd floor library lobby. The pyramidal skylight over the center of the building further enhances the openness of the core space. Indirect lighting provides a glare-free setting for individual and group study and library shelving areas. Conceived with flexibility in mind, the space is quickly adapting to the wireless environment and the increasing need for group workspaces.
The Duderstadt Center is open to the general public. However, most computing resources and special services are limited to University of Michigan students, faculty, and staff.
History Repeats Itself
Costume Design Exhibit
Oct 1 - 19
Duderstadt Center Gallery
Part of the Department of Theatre & Drama's 2015 centennial celebrations, this display reflects 100 years of the Department's designs. Included are costume and design renderings showcasing the talents of faculty, students, guest designers, and the craftspeople involved in the creation of the designs. This exhibit is curated by Professor Jessica Hahn. Free and open to the public.
Noon - 6:00 pm, M-F
Noon - 5:00 pm, Sunday
42 Hours of Re_Creativity
October 23 - 25 (note times below)
Duderstadt Center Gallery
42 Hours of Re_Creativity is a competition in creative reuse. Interdisciplinary student teams bring together skills from their respective disciplines to design, plan, and execute a product that reuses commonly-discarded materials in innovative ways. This year the competition is called the Humanscape Edition, Improving the Human Environment.
The event will start on Friday October 23rd at 8:00 PM and go for 42 hours until 2:00PM on Sunday October 25th. At 2:00 PM on Sunday the final products will be presented for Judging and the prizes will be awarded.
For more information please visit: 42hours