Detroit City of Design

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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Tiffany Brown, Urban Arts Collective

July 26, 2018
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Featured in Architect Magazine By Elizabeth Greenspan “I want to give everything I have learned to girls who are walking my path. I want to make sure they know it’s up to them to advocate for our communities.” Tiffany Brown, Assoc. AIA, who along with Michael Ford and Eryk Christian co-founded the nonprofit Urban Arts…

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The Seebaldt Pilot honored with two global sustainability awards

July 25, 2018

It Starts At Home and studio[Ci] LLC celebrated two major recognitions for the Seebaldt Pilot, a project funded by the US Department of Energy that is implementing a Net Zero Energy (NZE) district in Detroit/48204 serving Low and Moderate Income (LMI) households. The LafargeHolcim Foundation of Zurich, Switzerland honored the project as a model for sustainable, grassroots development, issuing a Gold…

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XII Annual UNESCO Creative Cities Convening Held in Krakow-Katowice

July 25, 2018

The annual convening of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network brought together 350+ participants, including more than 50 mayors and deputy mayors from across the globe, in Krakow and Katowice, Poland this past June. Twenty five Cities of Design were present and welcomed nine new members and elected new leadership. After serving two years as the Deputy…

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Does Your City Need a Chief Design Officer?

June 15, 2018

From 99U By By Laura Feinstein Tech companies, non-profits, even government agencies all have Chief Design Officers. Could your community benefit from one? (And what exactly would they do?) There’s no disputing design’s growing contribution to the evolution of cities. From ambitious public art projects to the rise of the global “design district,” both private and public sectors…

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