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 …

Women’s softball wins Horizon League; to play in NCAA tournament

Junior Liz Murphy supplied the pitching, senior Kori Keyes provided offense and defense and seniors Jordan Manno and Courtney Gilbert produced the championship run as the University of Detroit Mercy softball team is heading to the NCAA Tournament by winning the Horizon League Championship on Saturday. The second-seeded Titans (31-26) needed to win two games over top-seeded UIC …