2016 Conference


University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning

Airport Shuttles and Local Transportation

AirRide / Michigan Flyer
Public shuttle from DTW to Ann Arbor, stopping at Kensington Court Hotel and Blake Transit Center. Picks up at the ground transportation level at both McNamara and North terminals. $22/person round trip

Blue Cab
Premier taxi service in Ann Arbor, with airport and in-town pick-up. $68-78 each way

Michigan Green Cabs
Fleet of hybrid technology vehicles offering local transportation and airport transfers.
Ann Arbor to DTW: $49.00
DTW to Ann Arbor: $59.00
Mention the U of M rate under the ACADIA Conference

Golden Limousine International
Luxury sedans for transportation to and from Detroit airport
Detroit Metro Airport to Ann Arbor is $99.40
Ann Arbor to Detroit Metro Airport is $88.40

The Ride City Buses
Local Ann Arbor bus service

University of Michigan Blue Buses
Free buses in and around University of Michigan Campus

Parking in Ann Arbor
A guide to parking in downtown Ann Arbor

Conference Hotels

Registrants are responsible for booking their rooms individually. Please refer to the hotel websites for cancellation policies and other information.

Graduate Ann Arbor

Campus Inn

Phone: +1 734-769-2200
Address: 615 E. Huron St., Ann Arbor, MI, 48104
Group Rate: $181 ($191 for deluxe)
Reserve by phone with Group Name: Acadia Conference
Reserve online using Group Code: AcadiaConf102616
Must reserve by September 26, 2016
(6 rooms left as of September 20)

Located in downtown Ann Arbor, the Campus Inn is just a short walk to many restaurants, the conference venues, and 0.4 miles to the Conference Venue.

Residence Inn by Marriott

Residence Inn by Marriott

Phone: +1 734-662-9999
Address: 120 W Huron St., Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Group Rate: $199
Reserve by phone with Group Name: Acadia Conference
Reserve online
Must reserve by September 23, 2016
(26 rooms left as of September 20)

(a block of rooms are being held here for workshop participants beginning October 23)

In the heart of downtown Ann Arbor, walking distance to many restaurants and 0.8 miles to the Conference Venue.

Inn at the League

Inn at the League

Phone: +1 734-764-3177
Address: 911 N. University Ave., Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Group Rate: $135 single occupancy; $145 double occupancy
Please Reference Group Name: Acadia

Located in the University of Michigan’s historic Michigan League building, walking distance to local restaurants and 0.4 miles to the Conference Venue.

Additional Ann Arbor Accommodations

Please note these hotels are not within walking distance of the conference venues, and you will require transportation into town. Click here for information on the Ann Arbor bus system.

The University Inn Hotel
2424 E. Stadium Blvd., Ann Arbor
+1 (734) 971-8000

Holiday Inn Ann Arbor North
3600 Plymouth Rd., Ann Arbor
+1 (734) 769-9800

Ann Arbor Regent Hotel and Suites
2455 Carpenter Rd., Ann Arbor
+1 (734) 973-6100

A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning

Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2069
Phone: 734-764-1300
Fax: 734-763-2322

Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Michigan aims to create a better environment for generations to come. Through interdisciplinary education and research, Taubman College prepares graduates for positions of responsibility within a wide spectrum of professions, organizations and institutions that shape the built environment at scales ranging from local to global.

In pursuit of these ideals for over 100 years, Taubman College offers students a complement of disciplinary and interdisciplinary degree programs. In architecture these include Bachelor of Science, Master of Architecture, Master of Science, Master of Urban Design and Doctorate. Our committed faculty, staff and students form a diverse, creative, and collaborative community within the University of Michigan, one of the world's largest research universities.

Taubman College has a long educational tradition that combines design and technology. Currently the college houses one of the largest digital fabrication labs in an academic architecture institution, the Taubman College FABLab. Additionally, the Spatial and Numeric Data Services (SAND) Lab houses state of the art computer facilities equipped with tools for handling digital geographic information and the spatial analysis of built form.

Things to See and Do in Ann Arbor, Detroit, and Beyond

Galleries and Museums

Detroit Institute of Art: A multicultural and multinational survey of human creativity from prehistory through the 21st century. The 658,000 square foot museum is situated the Beaux-Arts building designed by Paul Cret in 1927. Two additional wings were added in the 1960s and ‘70s.

Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit: The mission of the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit is to present art at the forefront of contemporary culture, responsive to the cultural content of the time. The 22,000 square foot building, a former auto dealership, has been simply renovated to maintain its historic character.

Taubman College Galleries: Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning has two gallery spaces: RGB Gallery serves as a rotating exhibition space for student, faculty, and outside work. The CMYK gallery is a more informal space used for student reviews and short terms exhibitions.

University of Michigan Museum of Art: The UMMA positions its newly restored facilities as a “town square” for the 21st century and boasts a collection of more than 18,000 works of art.


Places of Architectural Interest

  • Ann Arbor District Library
    3333 Traverwood Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48105
    Architect: inFORM studio
    Year: 2008

  • University of Michigan Museum of Art Expansion
    515 South State St., Ann Arbor, MI 48109
    Architect: Allied Works Architecture
    Year: 2009

  • Renaissance Center
    300 GM Renaissance Center, Detroit MI, 48243
    Architect: John Portman
    Year: 1977

  • Michigan Central Station
    2001 15th St., Detroit, MI
    Architect: Reed & Stem, Warren & Wetmore
    Year: 1913

  • Fisher Building
    3011 W. Grand Blvd., Detroit, MI
    Architect: Albert Kahn
    Year: 1928

  • Lafayette Park
    Architect: Mies van der Rhoe
    Year: 1961-1965

  • Dymaxion House
    Henry Ford Museum, Dearborn
    Architect: Buckminster Fuller
    Year: 1945