AIA honors DCDC’s work, commitment

The Detroit Collaborative Design Center has been named the 2017 winner of the American Institute of Architects’ prestigious Whitney M. Young Jr. Award. 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 …

2017 Spirit Awards honorees named

Each year, the University honors one alumnus from each of its schools and colleges for an Alumni Achievement Spirit Award. These honorees are leaders in their fields and have made their marks in other ways, too. The 2017 Spirit Award recipients who will be honored at a special event on …

Completed renovation brings many benefits

This past summer, the School of Architecture completed another interior renovation project focused on the lower level of the building. This project was the third phase of a $1-million investment in the School’s facilities over the last five years, and represents the culmination of the master plan created by former …

Grateful for a wonderful career

“When I began my University experience in 1961 (at the upper age of 26), the foundation of my chosen career also began. As I progressed, the University environment nurtured my development and helped to bring about the profession that I aspired to. Finally, in 1967, I became a Bachelor of Architecture, my diploma signed by my favorite Dean Bruno Leon, our great mentor.

As my profession unfolded, I felt the faculty inspiration and influence that I acquired during the years in the School of Architecture and the University itself. I am extremely satisfied with the impact that the U of D had on my life. For almost 50 years I have thoroughly enjoyed my profession that grew out of my education. I hope that the University of Detroit Mercy continues to do well as it has done for this grateful alumnus,

Our class of 1967 remained in close communication over the past 49 years. One of the highlights of our class was the 40th reunion that occured on May 19, 2007 in the Warren Loranger Architecture Building. The photo shows the classmates who attended.”

—August Caringi ’67 School of Architecture

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This photo is of our 40th reunion in 2007 and was taken in the Warren Loranger Building on the McNichols Campus. The location of this photo was at the Detroit Mercy School of Architecture building when the 40th reunion took place. Our guest of honor was professor John Loss. Top row from left, Fran Scott AIA, Jim Meloche, Vince Lyons, Paul Mirski, Joe Vargo, Tom Paczkowski and Tony Mielke. Front row from left are professor John Loss, Robert Makara, Brian Miller, Anthony Buchinger, Tom Anglewicz FAIA, Frank Dolasinski and August Caringi AIA.