UAW Ford Family Service & Learning Centers

As a result of negotiations between the UAW and Ford Motor Company, the Family Services and Learning Center program is one of the most comprehensive union management partnerships ever designed to meet the needs of working families, employees, retirees and the communities they reside within. Working as the majority partner of White Olson LLC, White Construction provided Construction Management services for these state of the art facilities.

Developed in less than six months, construction commenced simultaneously on many of the multiple locations in the Midwest. Each facility features approximately 25,000 SF of space that was completed in nine months. The buildings featured classrooms and day care facilities in one wing and learning centers with multi purpose rooms in the other wing. Each facility featured a commercial kitchen, and fireplaces. The exterior of each structure was designed to resemble residential properties rather than institutional structures, and included a large number of windows, sloped roof lines, and bright colors. Each structure required exterior play areas and equipment, along with extensive landscaping, and water features. This project allowed White Construction and its partner to provide the owner with $21,000,000 in value engineering opportunities.

Additional Info

  • Owner: Ford Motor Company
  • Architect / Engineer: Ghafari Associates, Inc.
  • Construction Manager: White - Olson, LLC
  • Address: 18501 Rotunda Dr., Dearborn, MI 48121

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