High rankings from U.S. News & World Report

When U.S. News & World Report released its prestigious college rankings on Tuesday, Sept. 12, Detroit Mercy received some good news. For the 17th consecutive year, the University is listed in the top tier of Midwest Best Regional Universities in the 2018 edition of the U.S. News & World Report‘s well-respected “Best …

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 …

Good news about enrollment

The final figures aren’t official yet, but the University announced Sept. 6 that there is good news on the enrollment front.  Detroit Mercy’s preliminary full-time undergraduate enrollment is eight percent higher than last year on this date and total enrollment is 5,037 students. That compares with 4,828 at this time …