Titan comes home to oversee archdiocese schools

It’s Catholic Schools Week, a week that promotes the important role of Catholic schools in today’s educational system.  The superintendent of Catholic Schools for the Archdiocese of Detroit is a Titan: Kevin Kijewski ’03, and he credits his love of Catholic education with his experience at Detroit Mercy. “I got …

Get to know: James Timberlake ’74, making designs that matter

As the son of an Episcopalian minister, the last place James Timberlake thought he would find himself was a Jesuit university. But it’s his education at University of Detroit he credits with giving him the skills and confidence to build a successful career in architecture helping design significant projects like, …

Get to Know: Graig Donnelly ’03, designs on Detroit’s future

As a University of Detroit Mercy architecture student, Graig Donnelly thought his future held a lifetime of designing houses and buildings. Today, as TechTown Detroit’s chief strategy officer, Wayne State University’s assistant vice president for Economic Development and one of Crain’s Detroit Business’ 40 Under 40, Donnelly said he had …

Hip Hop Architecture Camp comes to Detroit Mercy

The School of Architecture hosted the nationally renowned Hip Hop Architecture Camp last month on the McNichols Campus. This one-week camp introduces under represented youth ages 10-17 to architecture, urban planning, creative place making and economic development through the lens of hip hop culture. It’s based on creativity, collaboration, communication …

Get to know: Lauren Myrand ’12, facilitating great design

As part of its 60th anniversary, the American Institute of Architecture Students named Lauren Myrand ’12 one of the organization’s 60 Legacy Alumni. Myrand, who was vice president of the local AIAS while an Architecture student at Detroit Mercy, said the position made her rethink her career plans.  “I started …