Meet Commerce Design: Detroit’s international panel of distinguished jurors

A Detroit City of Design project, Commerce Design: Detroit is a new competition raising awareness of, and access to, professional design services for neighborhood small businesses.

The competition will recognize projects, submitted jointly by the business owner and design team, that have been completed within the City of Detroit (including Highland Park and Hamtramck) within the last 5 years.

The competition is based on a model introduced in 1995 in Montreal—one of Detroit’s sister cities in the UNESCO network—and is licensed in more than a dozen cities around the world.

Elliot W. Broom 
Vice President of Museum Operations
Detroit Institute of Arts

Sylvie Champeau
Counselor & Management Analyst
Design Bureau, City of Montreal

Najahyia Chinchilla
Architect,
Gensler Detroit

Michael Ford
Design Director, BrandNu Design
Founder, Hip Hop Architecture Camp

Sandra Olave
Asst. Professor, Chair of Interior Design
College for Creative Studies