The Platform is committed to developing in Detroit through a lens that is inclusive of people and sensitive to place. We work across city neighborhoods, striving for design excellence in our work through collaboration with creative talent.

Platform

The Platform is a private real estate development company driven to do good in Detroit. We work in neighborhoods across the city, developing in ways that honor and contribute to Detroit’s existing social and physical fabric. Our goal is to create places and spaces in Detroit that bring people together.

PROGRAMS

The Fourth Floor

The “Fourth Floor’ is a project that honors the Fisher Building’s legacy as the largest art object in Detroit by concentrating on the collection of talent – architects, artists and artisans – that fueled the Fisher’s birth. The project dedicates space, today, on the fourth floor of the building for Detroit’s creative community as part of the Fisher’s rebirth. The Fourth Floor creates an opportunity to attract and incubate local talent, supporting emerging creatives as they grow. Creatives can take advantage of a prime central address, an inspirational environment and reduced lease rates for three-years. The Fisher Building, in turn, benefits from a renewed energy in the building, a diversified tenant mix and the activation of previously dormant space.

At the foundation of the Platform is a desire to do ‘good’ which translates to smart investments with economic and social returns. The City of Design designation “sets out to carve a new design standard that is rooted in inclusive design practices and designed to stimulate a more equitable and sustainable future for all.” This resonates with us – from the sites we develop across Detroit’s neighborhoods, to the residents and businesses that we house, to the design talent that we collaborate with to achieve excellence on our projects.

Abir Ali
Director of Design & Culture
aali@theplatform.city
313.770.4418
3011 W. Grand Boulevard, Suite 2300, Detroit, Michigan 48206

Chroma Community Partnership with HFA

Chroma is being transformed from cold storage to creative hub with studios, offices, co-working, and a food hall housing creative entrepreneurs, community innovators, food cultivators and more. It is designed to be a place for gathering and space for growth with a focus on collaboration and mentorship. Chroma’s community partnership with Henry Ford Academy: School for Creative Studies (HFA:SCS), our high-school neighbor in New Center, is key to achieving these goals. The date that a project’s doors open typically marks the launch of programming. The partnership with HFA:SCS begins before doors open, inviting students to build ownership on Chroma as it comes to life. Our development, design, engineering, and construction teams are participating in the school’s Senior Practicum Experience Program, hosting a student intern this summer. Marketing collateral will arise from a student art competition that matches to this semester’s lesson planning, and hard hat tours will compliment other areas.

Abir Ali
Director of Design & Culture
aali@theplatform.city
313.770.4418
3011 W. Grand Boulevard, Suite 2300, Detroit, Michigan 48206