In January, the American Institute of Architects named the School of Architecture’s Detroit Collaborative Design Center the 2017 Whitney M. Young Jr. Award winner.
Named for the civil rights leader, the honor is given to an architect or architectural organization that “embodies social responsibility and actively addresses a relevant issue, such as affordable housing, inclusiveness or universal access.”
“For any architect or organization committed to public interest design, this is without a doubt the highest honor one could hope to receive,” said Will Wittig, AIA, dean of the School of Architecture. You can read what we wrote about in January here.
The award was officially presented in April in Florida. Watch DCDC Director Dan Pitera and the staff of the organization accept the award in the video above.