Detroit City of Design

Wilson Foundation pledges $100 million to riverfront park, trails

October 17, 2018

By Daniel Howes, The Detroit News Detroit — The foundation endowed by former Buffalo Bills owner Ralph Wilson is contributing $100 million to help build a planned park and trail network on the west riverfront, effectively connecting the Ambassador Bridge with the MacArthur Bridge to Belle Isle. The effort, which was announced Wednesday, will be…

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Public workshop scheduled for DIA Plaza design finalists

October 17, 2018

By Robun Runion for Detroit Curbed View full article Photo by Michelle and Chris Gerard Over the next few years, the area around the Detroit Institute of Arts will be redesigned to better connect the surrounding cultural institutions. A competition is underway to create a more cohesive public plaza in the cultural center; finalists were…

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DDOT unveils new route system, new logo, free WiFI

September 7, 2018

As the Detroit Department of Transportation weighs a potential fare change for riders between the city and suburbs, more changes are in store for the department as it unveils an upgraded route system, WiFi-enabled coaches and a new logo. DDOT today announces ConnectTen, which adds 500 trips per week on ten key routes in the…

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Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony to Take Place at Eastern Market for Newly Installed WindmillRibbon-Cutting Ceremony to Take Place at Eastern Market for Newly Installed Windmill

September 5, 2018

A public ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place on Thursday, September 6, 2018 to celebrate the installation of an energy-generating windmill outside of Eastern Market’s Shed 5. On Friday, August 24, 2018, Detroit-based metalsmithing workshop CAN Art Handworks worked with Eastern Market Corporation and a diverse team of experts and volunteers to install the windmill. Soon…

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Louis Armstrong Stadium Architect Matt Rossetti on 2018 U.S. Open Unveiling

August 28, 2018

Featured in Sports Illustrated Lisanti talks with Rossetti, who is president, CEO and “chief architect of fun” for ROSSETTI, the lead architecture firm behind the five-year design and transformation of the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center and more specifically, the new Louis Armstrong Stadium making its debut at the 2018 U.S. Open. Rossetti discusses the…

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Imani Day: Let’s Get Real About Diversity

August 28, 2018

By Imani Day Featured in Architect Magazine Though architecture firms may purport to champion diversity, their claims often fall flat when questioned for actual examples and data. In architecture, we use the term “diversity” in a few ways: to illustrate the breadth of work we do, to demonstrate different perspectives as we problem-solve, and to…

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Design Network member visits Mexico City of Design

August 28, 2018

In July, Mexico City hosted the official launch of their UNESCO City of Design strategy. Luis Antonio Uribegan, a member of Design Core’s Detroit Design Network, attended the event as a participant and presenter. The designation is held by Laboratorio para la Ciudad (Laboratory for the City), Mexico City’s new experimental office for civic innovation and urban creativity and…

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18 Finalists Named in Inaugural Commerce Design: Detroit Awards

August 10, 2018

AIA Detroit and Design Core Detroit are thrilled to officially announce the 18 businesses selected as finalists for the first Commerce Design Detroit Awards program. The finalists were selected from a highly competitive group of 37 submissions, representing a broad range of businesses, scales and neighborhoods. The Jury, featuring both local and international design practitioners, will gather in Detroit…

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Gensler Research Institute: Experience Index

July 26, 2018

What makes a space great? And how do you measure human experience? The Gensler Experience IndexSM is the result of a multi-year research effort to identify and quantify the factors of design that impact the human experience. We surveyed more than 4,000 people across the U.S., and spent more than 60 hours in one-on-one ethnographic studies, to…

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A Green Energy Village in Detroit Eastern Market: Establishing a Strategy for Scalability and Integrated Assessment

July 26, 2018

Featured in Graham Sustainability Institute University of Mcigahin Project Team Paul Draus – U-M Dearborn, Behavioral Sciences Juliette Roddy – U-M Dearborn, Health and Human Services Kevin (Hua) Bai – U-M Dearborn, Electrical and Computer Engineering Joshua Newell – U-M School for Environment and Sustainability Dan Carmody – Eastern Market Corporation Lydia Levinson – Eastern…

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