The Art and Architecture Building provides nearly 240,000 square feet of space equally divided between two academic units of the University: Taubman College and the School of Art & Design. Opened in 1974, the building includes a range of excellent facilities, including generous studio space, galleries, classrooms, well-equipped laboratories, a 150-seat lecture hall, conference and seminar rooms, faculty and administrative offices and extensive workshops arranged around a central courtyard. The design studio, three-fourths of an acre in area, is the largest in the country. The building conforms to all barrier-free design regulations, and handicap parking is available.
Computer access is widely available and distributed throughout the building. The adjacent Duderstadt Center provides additional computers, 2D and 3D printing, video editing equipment, and houses the library collections for art, architecture, urban planning, and engineering; state-of-the-art laboratories for visualization, virtual reality, video, music, and dance; and an exhibit gallery.