Building for the Future

After months of planning, construction on ISR’s five-level, 56,700-square-foot Thompson Street building addition began in September 2012 and is progressing well. You can watch the construction in progress via this live action cam.

Ann Arbor photographer Philip Dattilo, whose work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal and Fortune, has been documenting this project from the start. A few of Dattilo’s striking images are shown below. See more on ISR’s Facebook page.

ISR-Thompson construction photos by Philip Dattilo

ISR Space Timeline

The new addition to ISR’s Thompson Street building is a major step forward for the Institute. But out-growing our physical space is nothing new. Read about our many expansions and re-locations, and the important research programs initiated at each stage of our growth in an interactive timeline about ISR in space over time.

U-M Regents approve Institute for Social Research (ISR) addition

The University of Michigan Board of Regents approved moving forward with construction of a $29 million addition to the Institute for Social Research (ISR) at its July meeting.  The five-level addition, which will be located on the Division Street side of ISR’s Thompson Street building, will add approximately 56,700 square feet to the existing ISR-Thompson building. Read more.

Building for the Future

In 1965, after years of wandering from one temporary location to another, the Institute for Social Research (ISR) opened the doors of its new building on Thompson Street with celebration and a collective sigh of relief. Three years later, the Institute had outgrown the space. Read more.