A new 4-story, 40,000sf Science and Engineering Center for the University of Detroit Jesuit High School was constructed between the school’s main building and Jesuit Residence on a compact site in Detroit. The modern STEM Center doubles the classroom and laboratory space for biology, chemistry, and physics, and adds laboratory space for eco-car, robotics, and engineering activities. Comprehensive pre-construction activities included estimating and value engineering to optimize solutions to meet budget, schedule, scope, and safety constraints. The new addition connects two 1930 vintage buildings, bounded by the bus loop to the north. The STEM center opened in August 2016, and the project value is $16 million. The project received the 2016 AGC Build Michigan Award.