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 …

Detroit Mercy to host student design conference

The Detroit Mercy School of Architecture will host the prestigious student-oriented Design Futures Student Leadership Forum on the McNichols Campus May 21-25. This sixth annual event brings together student leaders from across the country to discuss and explore public interest design — known as PID — both as it is …

School of Architecture program in Volterra receives innovation award

  The Volterra Reality Capture Workshop run by University of Detroit Mercy professors won the 2017 American Institute of Architects (AIA) Innovation People’s Choice Award. The Reality Capture Workshop (located in the city of Volterra, Italy) is a long-term collaborative project to create a complete digital documentation of a historical city …

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 …