Due to increasing student enrollment, the University of Michigan School of Nursing was in need of an upgraded learning facility to create larger spaces for hands-on-learning, and provide technologically advanced, state-of-the art workspaces for the students and faculty. In 2012, the U-M Board of Regents approved the construction of a new 75,000 square foot building. However, the available real estate to construct the new building was a non-buildable site in its current state. This presentation will review the complex geotechnical design process used to create a biddable and buildable project. This presentation will not only cover specific details regarding the design processes of mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) slope, augercast pile/tiebacks, and deep to shallow foundation transitions, but will also discuss the actual implementation of the geotechnical design in the field.