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2015 Architecture News

Kresge, Detroit Collaborative Design Center to team up on childhood development initiative

December 14, 2016

The Detroit Collaborative Design Center (DCDC) is partnering with the Kresge Early Years for Success Initiative: Detroit thanks to a $200,000 grant from The Kresge Foundation.

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Detroit Mercy participated in 27th Annual Safety Street

October 19, 2016

Approximately 1,400 pounds of Twix bars, Three Musketeers, Hershey’s and other candy were passed out to little princesses and ghosts during University of Detroit Mercy’s 27th annual Safety Street celebration, Oct. 28. More than 550 children from all over the Detroit area came dressed in their favorite Halloween costume.

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Architecture Lecturers: Elizabeth Mossop and Detroit Innovators

September 14, 2016

As part of the 2016-17 Lecture Series, University of Detroit Mercy School of Architecture welcomes Elizabeth Mossop of Spackman Mossop and Michaels on Monday, Sept. 26 at 5:30 p.m. as well as a discussion panel featuring “Detroit Innovators,” showcasing the impact on Detroit’s resurgence completed by 25 alumni, on Friday Sept. 30 at 5 p.m. Both events will be taking place in the Warren Loranger Architecture Building’s Genevieve Fisk Loranger Architecture Center on Detroit Mercy’s McNichols Campus.

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$250,000 Kresge Foundation grant designed to promote collaboration with Detroit Collaborative Design Center at University of Detroit Mercy

July 11, 2016

The Kresge Foundation has approved a three-year grant totaling $250,000 for operating support for University of Detroit Mercy’s Detroit Collaborative Design Center (DCDC) to aid in its mission of helping community development organizations strengthen Detroit’s neighborhoods, June 29.

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Detroit Director of Planning and Development to Speak at UDM

March 16, 2016

UDM's School of Architecture welcomes Director of Planning and Development for the City of Detroit Maurice Cox to speak on Wednesday, March 23 at 5 p.m. There will be a reception at 5 p.m., followed by the lecture at 6 p.m. and will take place in the Genevieve Fisk Loranger Architecture Center in the Warren Loranger Architecture Building on the McNichols Campus.

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Alumnus recognized in new hire, promotion list

December 08, 2015

Alumnus Donald Kaupp ’96 was recognized in the Richmond Biz article, “The Herd: New hires, promotions and departures,” Dec. 8.

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Alumnus interviewed on architecture career

November 13, 2015

Alumnus David Charette '03 was interviewed on his architecture career in the Academic Troll Blog article, “Designer Interview: Jay Britto and David Charette,” Nov. 9.

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SOA students primed for Brush Park Architectural Competition

October 01, 2015

UDM SOA students as well as students from Lawrence Technological University and the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago will each dedicate one studio with about 15 students each, to explore future urban housing. At the end of the fall semester, each university will submit about six different proposals. See media coverage below for more information.

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SOA students reflect on summer in Italy

October 01, 2015

UDM School of Architecture (SOA) faculty and students who participated in last summer's study abroad program at the Volterra International Residential College in Volterra, Italy, have shared their experiences on the SOA Volterra program website.

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SOA participates in NCARB Integrated Path Initiative

September 01, 2015

The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) has announced UDM School of Architecture as one of the first 13 accredited architectural programs to be accepted for participation in the NCARB Integrated Path Initiative.

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Associate Professor interviewed on architectural community

August 14, 2015

Associate Professor of Architecture Noah Resnick was featured in the My Jewish Detroit article, “On Building Community Brick-by-Brick, Block-by-Block.”

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Alumna receives 2015 Distinguished Alumni Award

August 13, 2015

Director of Interpretation and Research for the Chicago Architecture Foundation Jennifer Masengarb '96 was named the 2015 Distinguished Alumni from the University of Virginia's School of Architecture. Masengarb serves on the School of Architecture advisory board. She will speak at the university and receive her award at a reception in Charlottesville on September 26.

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Alumnus designs and opens Detroit doughnut shop

July 30, 2015

Alumnus Brian Dubois '99 collaborated with co-owners Herman Hayes and Ken Moody to design and open Dilla's Delights Detroit Doughnut Shop and were featured in the Daily Detroit article, "Check out what the inside of Dilla’s Delights Detroit Doughnut Shop is going to look like," July 30.

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SOA holds regional transit development meeting

July 29, 2015

UDM will host the transit development meeting, Transit for the 21st Century Campus, on Wednesday, July 29 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Genevieve Fisk Loranger Architecture Center of the Warren Loranger Architecture Building on UDM's McNichols Campus. The Regional Transit Authority is developing a Regional Transit Master Plan to improve current transit and introduce new transit for the four-county Southeast Michigan region.

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Alumna selected for 2015 Jason Pettigrew Memorial ARE Scholarship

July 21, 2015

Alumna Elizabeth Grabowski was selected as one of the recipients of the 2015 Jason Pettigrew Memorial ARE Scholarship. Grabowski was featured in The American Institute of Architecture article, "The American Institute of Architects selects the 2015 recipients of the Jason Pettigrew Memorial ARE Scholarship," July 21.

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DCDC designer discusses city park improvements

June 30, 2015

UDM's Detroit Collaborative Design Center Senior Landscape Designer Charles Cross discusses city park improvements in the Model D article, "Despite Detroit's troubled history with parks, some spots shine for youth," June 30.

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SOA faculty spoke at Detroit-Berlin Connection conference

May 26, 2015

Assistant Professor of Architecture Tadd Heidgerken and Associate Professor of Architecture Noah Resnick spoke at the Detroit-Berlin Connection Conference in May and were featured in the Model D article, “'Keep Detroit Weird' and other takeaways from second Detroit-Berlin Connection Conference,” May 26.

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Alumna promoted for SmithGroupJJR

April 29, 2015

Alumna Laura Matter was promoted to principal for firm SmithGroupJJR and recognized in the DBusiness article, "SmithGroupJJR Promotes Principals In Detroit, Ann Arbor," April 23.

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Female alumni, students, faculty earn honors

April 10, 2015

It has been an exceptional year of recognition for female students and alumni of the School of Architecture. The following women were acknowledged for their work and contributions to the profession.

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DCDC wins SEED award

April 10, 2015

The School of Architecture’s Detroit Collaborative Design Center is one of only six winners globally in the fourth annual SEED Awards for Excellence in Public Interest Design,

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Alumna interviewed on Howard University radio station

April 06, 2015

Alumna Lori Allan was interviewed by Howard University President Wayne Frederick on WHUR, Howard University's FM radio station.

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Alumnus featured on Milwaukee radio

February 12, 2015

Alumnus Michael Ford '06 of Flad Architects was featured in the 88Nine Radio Milwaukee article, "Did Architecture help give birth to hip hop? The topic of UWM lecture today," Feb. 12.

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MCD Student highlighted in Crain's Detroit Business

February 02, 2015

Master of Community Development student Tiffany Tononi was highlighted in the Crain's Detroit Business article, "Detroit Mercy program trains leaders in HOPE," Feb. 1.

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Student wins WIA Emerging Professional Inspiration Award

January 25, 2015

Student and Fellow in the Challenge Detroit Urban Revitalization Program Samantha Szeszulski has been awarded the ninth annual WIA Emerging Professional Inspiration Award.

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Alumnus named one of 14 National AIA Young Architects of the year

January 23, 2015

Alumnus Andrew Dunlap has been recognized as one of 14 National AIA Young Architects of the year. See his profile featured on the AIA website.

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Former DCDC intern qualifies as finalist for Knight Cities Challenge

January 21, 2015

2010 Detroit Collaborative Design Center (DCDC) intern Erin Kelly was featured in the Detroit Free Press article, "Detroit Knight finalists think outside the box," Jan. 18.

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SOA Lecture Series featured

January 14, 2015

The School of Architecture's 2014-2015 Lecture Series and poster has been featured on Archinect's "Get Lectured" website. "Get Lectured" is an ongoing series featuring school lecture series for the current term.

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Alumnus designs U.S. Embassy in London

January 11, 2015

Alumnus James Timberlake '76 was acknowledged in the Detroit Free Press article, "Being safe doesn't mean it has to be ugly," Jan. 11. Timberlake is commended for his design of a U.S. Embassy in set to open in London, balancing aesthetically pleasing curb appeal with adequate security.

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DCDC partners to facilitate use of urban livestock

January 02, 2015

SOA's Detroit Collaborative Design Center partners with the city of Detroit to help facilitate public education about urban livestock. Read the full Detroit Metro Times article, "News Hits: Detroit proposes timetable for urban livestock policy", Dec. 23.

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Alumnus uses degree as a golf club fitter

January 01, 2015

Alumnus Bryan Carpenter has been recognized in The A Position article, "A fitting gift for any occasion," commending him for his quality of work as a golf club fitter. Putting his knowledge of math and physics from his Architectural Design degree to good use, Carpenter has been part of the staff at Miles of Golf near Ann Arbor for over six years.

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