TROY, Mich. -

Walsh College plans a $15 million renovation at its Troy campus that aims to change the look of the school.

The project at the private business school plans to focus on student-life spaces and change the appearance of the suburban Detroit campus. There will be lounges for students to work in small groups or meet with visiting employers.

Walsh College has about 4,200 students, with most attending part-time. School President Stephanie Bergeron says Walsh College wants to "show the vibrancy of what's going on."

The project will include:

• Two-story, 27,000 square-foot renovation and addition
• 28,000 square-foot renovation to existing interior spaces
• Business-communication focused student success center
• Student lounge
• “One-stop” student services center

Construction is scheduled to start this summer and last 18 months. The renovation is the last step in a campus redesign that started with a campus facility master plan in 1999.