Project Description

Client:  Merrill Street Office Building, Jeff Surnow-The Surnow Company
Location: 550 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009
Square Footage: 20,630
Architect:  Biddison Architecture
Ronnisch Service:   Construction Management

The Project

This structure, built in 1967, was once known as the Birmingham Public Schools Administration Building.

When Jeff Surnow’s development team first toured the building, they were confronted with many challenges. Mr. Surnow had a vision, he wanted to create an inviting multi-tenant office that would act as a small community.

Mr. Surnow was very selective in his search for the right Tenant mix. He wanted to incorporate a wide range of professionals, who would interact well with each other. The building’s original bunker appearance has now been transformed into an inviting glass facade.

The sleek glass design brings the outside, inside. In this manner, tenants and visitors may come together professionally or socially.

Travertine marble, walnut, steel and glass, add a level of elegance and sophistication. High-quality craftsmanship can be seen throughout the structure. The building offers beautiful views of the adjacent parks, gardens, and provides plenty of natural light.