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Cataloging Detroit over 25 years, Camilo Jose Vergara has documented the city’s decline and decay

Every so often, images of abandoned buildings circulate cyberspace, populating blogs or other online outlets in the form of slideshows and photo series. Chances are that if you have come across such photography, that you have seen the work of Camilo Jose Vergara. The photographer and writer specializes in capturing ruins and settings in states of decay and […]

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Nonprofit developers propose $32 million mixed-income project for Midtown, Detroit

The transformation of Midtown Detroit symbolizes much of the wider change that is happening in Detroit. For good and for bad, areas of Detroit are quickly being developed, and with each new announcement comes questions of responsibility to the very people that have stuck it out in the economically-depressed city. Unlike much of the development, […]

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Watch drone footage of the new Detroit QLINE

As service begins on the 3.3-mile stretch of Detroit’s QLINE light rail, riders will be jumping on at 20 new stations designed by Detroit-based ROSSETTI, in collaboration with AECOM. The rail runs into Downtown Detroit along Woodward Avenue between Congress Street and Grand Boulevard. New drone footage released by ROSSETTI lets you see the new […]

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Two Cuban artists uniquely capture Detroit’s built environment—both its decay and hope for the future

Two Cuban artists, Alejandro Campins and Jose Yaque, feature in the City of Queen Anne’s Lace exhibition now on view at the Wasserman Projects gallery in Detroit. Using painting, sculpture, and drawing, they embody the emotion of Detroit’s past, present, and future. Campins’ works, laconic in style, are similar to those of Polish artist Joseph Schulz, whose Form 14 […]

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Detroit’s Fitzgerald neighborhood to be completely transformed

The City of Detroit is embarking on a two-year-long project to revitalize hundreds of properties in its Fitzgerald neighborhood. With the announcement of a development team, led by developers Century Partners and The Platform, $4 million will be invested to rehabilitate 115 vacant homes, create a two-acre park, and landscape 192 vacant lots. The Fitzgerald […]

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Detroit’s Heidelberg Project forced to move headquarters

Detroit’s enigmatic Heidelberg Project (HD) has become a victim of its own success. The urban art project, which is known for turning entire city blocks and vacant houses into art pieces, must move its headquarters. After eight and a half years in a large space in Detroit’s Midtown, the non-profit is packing up as the […]

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New plans revealed for Detroit’s East Riverfront

The Detroit RiverFront Conservancy (DRFC), the City of Detorit Planning & Development Department, and the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation (DEGC) announced the latest plans to expand Detroit’s riverfront land for public use. SOM has been working on the strategic framework plan for the East Riverfront since the Spring of 2016. Six local firms, including McIntosh Poris, […]

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52-story SHoP-designed tower revealed for downtown Detroit

New York City-based SHoP Architects, working with Detroit-based Hamilton Anderson Associates, has released new information and renderings of a two-acre site in downtown Detroit. It has been some time since we have seen any new developments for the former site of the J.L. Hudson’s Department Store and the fewer details about what was planned for […]

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Detroit Lions reveal $44 million interiors revamp for Ford Field

The Detroit Lions have unveiled designs for a $44 million renovation of Ford Field’s hospitality areas. Leading the design is Detroit-based ROSSETTI. The firm was also responsible for the original design of the stadium, which opened in 2002. The comprehensive renovation will affect every aspect of the fan experience throughout the stadium. A total of […]

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Detroit Creative Corridor Center receives $1 million grant

The Detroit Creative Corridor Center (DC3) is developing an economic development and civic engagement strategy with the help of a $1 million grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. The DC3 stewards the City of Detroit’s UNESCO City of Design designation, which will play an important role in the center’s multi-year initiative. […]

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ACSA 105th Annual Meeting in Detroit

Each year, the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture brings together architecture faculty and administrators to discuss the pressing topics in architecture. This year, we invite students, professionals, and community members to become part of the discussion! Bring your ideas and an open mind to the table as we talk about the role of health […]

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Detroit citizens take preservation into their own hands to save a historic Negro League stadium

Automobiles and baseball: Not much else is more American. And Detroit has been defined by both for the last 100 years. Notably, Detroit was one of the most important cities in the negro baseball leagues of the first half of the 20th century. Hamtramck, a town surrounded by the city of Detroit, is home to […]

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