DCDC names new executive directors

University of Detroit Mercy’s Detroit Collaborative Design Center (DCDC) will celebrate its 25th birthday with new leadership. Christina Heximer and Ceara O’Leary, AIA, are now the new co-executive directors of the DCDC. “Christina and I are honored to step into these roles and continue to work with our team to collaborate …

Dan Pitera to be new dean of School of Architecture

Dan Pitera, FAIA, has been named the fourth dean of the School of Architecture (SOA) effective Aug. 1. For the past 19 years, Pitera served as executive director of the Detroit Collaborative Design Center (DCDC), a multi-disciplinary, nonprofit architecture and urban design firm dedicated to creating sustainable spaces and communities through quality design …

Class of 2019: Matthew Northcott, realizing his dreams of architecture

Matthew Northcott knew early in high school that he wanted to study architecture in college. Thanks to the Loranger Nautilus Endowed Scholarship, he was able to achieve his dream at University of Detroit Mercy’s School of Architecture. The Loranger Nautilus Endowed Scholarship is funded by School of Architecture alumnus Warren …

Neighborhood HomeBase starts new era for Livernois-6 Mile area

Government, civic and neighborhood leaders announced the opening of Neighborhood HomeBase, a storefront community space in the Livernois-McNichols area that will provide residents with meeting and gathering spaces, while connecting them with neighborhood organizations, nonprofits and city government. Kresge Foundation President Rip Rapson, University of Detroit Mercy President Antoine M. …

Detroit Mercy dedicates Seibert Center for Innovation & Collaboration

University of Detroit Mercy dedicated the Frederick & Suzanne Seibert Center for Innovation & Collaboration last week. Funded through a generous gift from Frederick and Suzanne Seibert, this center — housed in the Engineering building — is designed to help foster creativity, build community and encourage the next generation of …

Class of 2019 Spirit Awards: Kathleen Reehil ’67, groundbreaking architect

Each year, University of Detroit Mercy chooses an alumnus of each of its Colleges or Schools to honor as someone who has excelled in his or her profession, demonstrated outstanding leadership in work and devoted himself or herself in service to the larger community. Award recipients reflect the University’s mission …

Great news for those who want advanced degrees

University of Detroit Mercy announced today an adjustment in graduate tuition for the institution’s MBA, Master of Community Development and graduate programs in Architecture, Nursing and Engineering. The new reduced tuitions now make Detroit Mercy’s high-quality, nationally ranked graduate programs even more affordable choices than ever before. The new tuition …

Get to know: Annie Mendoza ’14, ’16, building on Detroit Mercy’s ‘good foundation’

As a student in Detroit Mercy’s Master of Community Development program, Annie Mendoza ’14, ’16 knew she wanted to put her degree to use benefitting the city of Detroit. “I wanted to work for the city, not just in the city,” she explained. As the former sales and programs manager …