The Engineering and Planning office is responsible for the oversight of Northern Michigan University’s use of space, whether that is creating new space, renovating current space or assisting in changing how space is currently used. As such, the office oversees all university design and construction projects. This includes meeting with the NMU staff and departments who are impacted by the space to come up with an initial plan, developing or working with an outside source to conceptualize the plan and develop schematics, and then working with the various construction agencies to implement the action plan.
Many of NMU’s facilities are state buildings with funding coming from the State of Michigan. These buildings include those used for academic purposes or that support the university’s academic endeavor. There is an extensive process that takes place before a facility receives state funding. Other buildings, such as residence halls and the University Center, are considered auxiliary buildings, meaning they are funded by those who use their services. The plans for auxiliary buildings are also subject to state review, although they are not funded by the state.
Architectural and construction-related companies who wish to be a part of NMU’s bid process, should contact the Purchasing office by mailing information to Purchasing, Northern Michigan University, 1401 Presque Isle Avenue, Marquette, MI 49855 or calling 906-227-2360.