Detroit City of Design

REGISTRATION OPEN: Design Thinking Workshops for Educators

December 12, 2018

The Henry Ford Learning Institute has opened registration for their Design Thinking Workshops for Educators in Detroit which will take place next summer. These workshops are geared for those who wish to create deeper learning opportunities for students and lead innovations to develop stronger schools. The two workshops will take place July 25-26 and include: DESIGN…

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HFLI SOCIAL INNOVATION STUDIO

December 12, 2018

HFLI Expands Design Innovation Program for Social Entrepreneurs and Nonprofits DEARBORN, Mich. – November 27, 2018 – Henry Ford Learning Institute (HFLI), a nonprofit committed to redesigning how we learn and lead, is putting the emphasis on ideas with the development and expansion of its design innovation program. Social Innovation Studio features a multi-stage process…

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TEN DETROIT BUSINESSES WIN INAUGURAL COMMERCE DESIGN AWARDS

October 26, 2018
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Winners demonstrate that design supports all type of businesses in their competitiveness DETROIT, Mich. (October 26, 2018) – Design Core Detroit, a non-profit that offers services to strengthen, grow and attract design businesses to Detroit, and AIA Detroit announced last night the 10 winning projects of the inaugural Commerce Design: Detroit awards. Commerce Design: Detroit…

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Cast Your Vote! People’s Choice Award

October 26, 2018

Design Core Detroit and AIA Detroit have announced the 10 Commerce Design: Detroit winners on October 25th. These 10 winners demonstrate the role of design in creating unique and welcoming places for locals and visitors alike. We want to hear from you! Which one is your favorite? Cast your vote here. Voting closes November 11…

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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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