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University of Detroit Mercy School of Architecture


The School of Architecture is a community of about 225 students in total, served by around 32 accomplished full-time and adjunct faculty. The school emphasizes a progressive hands-on approach to education that is also driven by close personal relationships with our dedicated faculty. We offer degrees in architecture, architectural engineering, and community development.

Suchi Reddy: Form Follows Feeling

Architect, Suchi Reddy, founded Reddymade in 2002 with a human-centric approach to design—one that assesses the economic, social, environmental and cultural impacts of her work on both people and the planet. She brings over a decade of experience in large-scale cultural, educational, healthcare, retail, commercial, and residential projects to her award-winning practice based in New York City, and expanding to Los Angeles.

A sophisticated ‘sense of the new’ is evident in the firm’s current work: a kinetic rain-screen facade in Chennai, a modular home in Beverly Hills, and a 264 unit condominium project in Sunny Isles, Florida. The firm’s design that remade a former women’s prison in Manhattan into the Women’s Building, a center for the global women’s and girls rights movement, was one of thirteen finalists in a 2016 competition.

A deep interest in contemporary art informs all our work. In all areas of architecture and design, Reddymade’s philosophy of pushing for design breakthroughs – both formal and expressive – remains more steadfast than ever.

“Form follows feeling” is the guiding principle of the practice. Reddy’s belief is that the quality of the space evokes emotion and that good design, calibrated carefully to the human, influences well-being, creativity, and productivity.

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Wednesday, Sep. 25th


5:30 pm – 7:00 pm


Warren Loranger Architecture Building

4001 W McNichols Rd. Detroit, MI 48221

Category: Talk