About Joan and Sanford Weill Hall

Designed by Robert A.M. Stern Architects, the Ford School's new home, Joan and Sanford Weill Hall, opened its doors in August 2006.

The 85,000-square-foot building, on the northeast corner of State and Hill streets, offers state-of-the-art classrooms and more areas for student-faculty interaction. Weill Hall's highly visible location at a gateway to campus enhances the school's role as a central venue for public discussion on current national and international policy issues, and serves to attract new students and top faculty.

With its stately massing, facades of variegated decorative red brickwork and bright stone, Weill Hall complements the composition and material palette of other U-M buildings such as the Michigan Union, the Michigan League, Lorch Hall, and Hatcher Graduate Library.

Weill Hall's three primary wings are arranged in a U-shape to maximize the amount of natural light received by the spaces within and to embrace an east-facing courtyard on the second level. Throughout the building, alcoves and lounges of various shapes and sizes at every intersection of its corridors, provide the informal meeting spaces that are crucial to the interaction of the faculty and students.

Watch two years of construction in just one minute:

Ford School Single Video Player with Logo

View construction images starting from July 2004:

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Joan and Sanford Weill Hall
735 South State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-3091