Aristeo solved for some unexpected conditions provided by the nearly 100-year-old building, including uneven wall frames that were falling apart, old drywall on the perimeter walls and too little space in the ceiling. Aristeo remained flexible throughout the project, planning additional shifts to reframe the walls, place new drywall and rearrange lighting plans to suit the existing ceiling space.
This project also required careful scheduling to minimize disruption to the Michigan League building, which was an active event and hotel venue throughout the project. Aristeo scheduled construction crews to work overtime or night shifts and tracked the Michigan League’s event and hotel schedule to avoid planning noisy or disruptive activities during events or while hotel guests were sleeping nearby. Michigan League’s event schedule also often changed at the last minute, requiring Aristeo to rearrange construction activities and crews. Maintaining close cooperation with the University of Michigan allowed Aristeo to react quickly, avoid disturbing guests and keep the project on track.