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How to Connect with SPDC This Spring

During Spring Semester 2021, due to the novel coronavirus pandemic the faculty and staff of the School of Planning, Design and Construction will largely be working remotely, aside from limited in-person courses and some essential tasks that must take place on campus. 

The best way to reach faculty and staff is via email, so check out our Faculty and Staff directories. You may also leave a phone message at our Main Office and Student Services Office, and one of our staff will get back with you as soon as possible.

Faculty Directory.

Staff Directory. 

Main SPDC Office: 517-432-0704.

Student Services: 517-353-9054.

Learn more about how to connect with us.

SPDC In Support of Our Communities

SPDC echoes the messages from both President Stanley’s and Provost Woodruff’s statements about the impacts from the verdict in the murder trial of Derek Chauvin. Although the verdict brings in some justice and relief, it is difficult to imagine or measure how our African American and other communities of color are affected.

As we ponder the meaning of the murder of George Floyd, the trial, and the verdict, the Provost reminded us of the final push near the end of the semester and that this time could be particularly hard on our students. 

For SPDC students, there are several CAPS listening space events from today through April 29. For faculty and staff, the Employee Assistance Program provides counseling and services. If you have concerns/suggestions, or need to talk to someone, please reach out to me, your mentor, or your program director.

Learn more about our school's support.

SPDC Response to Novel Coronavirus

In this uncertain time we find ourselves in with the novel coronavirus pandemic, we as the School of Planning, Design and Construction, are committed to supporting and helping our students, staff and faculty as they navigate the challenges with moving from an in-person to a virtual learning and working environment. 

This unprecedented situation has tested the resilience of all of us at SPDC. We are proud of our students, staff and faculty for making this transition and staying #SpartanStrong. Our student’s success is first and foremost of importance to us, and we want them to know that “You Belong Here. Still!

Learn more about our response to this situation.

Spartans Built to Lead

The School of Planning, Design and Construction uniquely unites four built environment disciplines to foster synergistic learning and collaboration: Construction management, interior design, landscape architecture and urban & regional planning. Our academic programs are accredited and produce career-ready graduates. We provide our students with the opportunity to learn about and work on real-world, cross-discipline projects and activities. Our nationally recognized, world-renowned faculty cross-collaborate on pressing built environment issues, delivering timely and crucial sustainable research and outreach. Learn More.


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