Fall Architecture lecture series lineup announced

Some of architecture’s most provocative thinkers and practitioners will share their views of the field today and tomorrow as part of the School of Architecture’s annual fall lecture series. For more than 20 years the School has brought these design leaders to campus, forging relationships with innovative firms and introducing …

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 …

DCDC accepts the Whitney M. Young Jr. Award

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 …

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 …

GM Student Corps, 5 years of changing lives

The GM Student Corps celebrates its fifth and largest year, helping young people in underserved school districts transform their communities and jump start their futures. Students spent Thursday, July 20, at University of Detroit Mercy’s McNichols Campus working with faculty and learning important life skills as they prepare for college. Pershing High …

DCDC takes its expertise on the road

The national reputation of Detroit Mercy’s Detroit Collaborative Design Center (DCDC) is on the rise. Thanks to a grant by the Kresge Foundation’s American Cities Practice, the DCDC is advising community development and economic engine groups in Memphis, Tenn., and Milwaukee, Wisc. Both cities are developing reports and community development …