Ann Arbor Observer Highlights College Alumni

A3C principals and Taubman College alumni, Dan Jacobs, M.Arch 1975, and Jan Culbertson, B.S. 1977, M.Arch 1979, have been highlighted in the Ann Arbor Observer this month. The firm has recently remodeled their Ann Arbor office at 210 East Huron to make it more sustainable, which led Ann Arbor writer Grace Shackman to explore the history of the 155-year-old building. With project manager Brian Winkler, Jacobs and Culbertson have earned Ann Arbor’s first LEED-CI Gold Certificate by reducing their carbon footprint. Among many alterations, the team maximized use of natural light by installing skylights wherever possible, installed dual-flush toilets and sense faucets to conserve water, and replaced the insulation with old blue jeans. Now A3C is working on redesigning their green roof. The environmentally-friendly and aesthetically pleasing rooftop garden can be enjoyed outside with deck chairs or inside in their “UrbEn Retreat,” a glass-walled conference room, which is available for use by nonprofit organizations and the government.

For more information on A3C’s remodeling and on the history of 210 East Huron, download the 210EHuron.pdf.