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Open Call for Art + Light: Detroit TechTown

Midtown Detroit, Inc. (MDI) in partnership with the New Economy Initiative (NEI) is seeking proposals to transform the undersides of two viaducts located in Midtown Detroit's TechTown district with public art and light.

 

The Second and Cass Avenue viaducts are two fully operational railroad bridge grade separations located between Baltimore and Amsterdam Streets in TechTown, a 20-block emerging innovation district anchored by three key institutions in Midtown Detroit-Wayne State University, the College for Creative Studies and the Henry Ford Health System. Originally constructed in 1934, these once magnificent viaducts have been poorly maintained over the years and lack adequate lighting, contributing to unsafe perceptions of the district. This call seeks to give these industrial bridges new life-making them a choice destination rather than a place to pass through.

 

This call is open to all professional artists, architects, designers, design firms and/or teams consisting of these entities located in the following eight southeast Michigan counties:  Genesee, Lapeer, Livingston, Macomb, Oakland, St. Clair, Washtenaw and Wayne . National and international partners may be included in any given team as long as the project lead can prove residency or physical presence in one of the previously mentioned eight counties. A panel of Detroit-based curators and arts professionals will select winning proposals.

 

Entries will be judged according to the following criteria:

·Conceives an imaginative transformation of space and conceptual design

·Combines art and function to create a friendlier environment that promotes use of the space

·Creates a signature presence for the viaducts that encourages daytime and nighttime interaction

·Provides adequate and artfully designed lighting

·Utilizes sustainable building materials and is feasible to maintain

·Contributes to TechTown's identity as a hub of innovation

 

Accepted proposals will be funded up to $75,000 per viaduct. For more information on how to apply, please go to www.midtownviaducts.com for a full set of guidelines. The deadline for applying is Wednesday, April 30, 2014.

 

Helpful Links:

Online Application: https://midtowndetroitinc.slideroom.com

Midtown Viaducts:www.midtownviaducts.com

Midtown Detroit, Inc.: http://midtowndetroitinc.org/

New Economy Initiative:http://neweconomyinitiative.org/

April DC3 Lectures

Other Industry Events

DC3 Lecture: Art Interventions

DC3 and Culture Lab Detroit present an evening of conversation and collaboration on Art Interventions, featuring David Adjaye, Humberto & Fernando Campana, Theaster Gates, and David Stark. April 24, 2014 at 6pm at the A. Alfred Taubman Center for Design Education. Click here to RSVP or visit www.culturelabdetroit.org. For more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

DC3 Concert: 'In Cahoots'

DC3 and Culture Lab Detroit present a musical mash-up on April 26, 2014 at Trinosophes. Featured artists include My Brightest Diamond & Migguel Anggelo. Visit www.culturelabdetroit.org for more information or email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Parallel Projections Competition

Parallel Projection's design competition, ReAnimate the Ruins, opens for registration on May 15.  The competition will run from May 15 until July 31 and winners are scheduled to be announced August 15.  To learn more about the competition, please visit our website atwww.parallelprojections.com.

BCRC Event - Friday March 2, 2012 7:30am - 12:00 pm 4 hours of HSW Learning Units

 

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2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design
Including Safe Harbor discussion applicable for 1991 ADAAG compliant facilities
Fair Housing Act
Section 504, ABA, UFAS
Michigan Building Code
Chapters- 9, 10, 11, 34 Accessibility Features
ADA Title II and Title III
Requirements for existing facilities Program Access vs. Barrier Removal standards

Commercial Applications will include relevant scoping from the 2010 ADA Standards and the Michigan Building Code and ANSI A117.1.

Throughout the presentation differences between 1991 ADAAG and the 2010 ADA Standards/Michigan Building Code/ANSI A117.1 will be highlighted.

Applying Accessibility Requirements to Additions, Alterations and Changes of Occupancy

Breakfast is sponsored by Providence Park Hospital.  Many thanks!

SPEAKER:
Jennifer L. Perry
Compliance Specialist
Accessibility Services
 
Jennifer Perry has worked in the accessibility field for over thirteen years. She provides accessibility training for architects and code officials and also provides technical assistance to these individuals.  She has developed numerous training presentations that are tailor made to specific jurisdictions nationwide. Jennifer is also involved in the model code accessibility development process via her International Code Council (ICC) committee work (Government Relations Task Group and Visitability Task Group). She provides plan review services for accessibility compliance and performs accessibility site assessments to ensure compliance with state and/or federal accessibility requirements.

Representative Assignments on which Jennifer has worked include:

  • Featured Speaker at the US Department of Justice’s Multi-Family Housing Access Forum (5/21/09), a nationwide program sponsored by the Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice.
  • Accessibility training and technical assistance provider for the Northeast ADA Center and the Mid Atlantic ADA Center.
  • Pursuing traditional accessibility related advocacy work when necessary, including compliance with the Fair Housing Amendments Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Air Carrier Access Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973,Presenting an academic research paper on Federal Accessibility Requirements for Places of Assembly, International Association of Assembly Managers, Reno, Nevada – 2004,
  • Accessibility site assessment provider for ArtReach, Inc., Philadelphia, PA, responsible for reviewing cultural venues for ADA accessibility compliance.

Prior to joining the Accessibility Services division of United Spinal Association in 2001, Jennifer worked in the organization’s Government Relations Department where she advocated for the civil rights of individuals with spinal cord injury/disease. Additionally, she has worked on implementing legislation that improved the lives of people with disabilities including extensive involvement in the adoption process of the model building code in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Ms. Perry is certified by the International Code Council as an Accessibility Specialist/Plans Examiner and she is a registered provider of continuing education for the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the International Code Council (ICC) and the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry. She is also approved by the PA Department of Labor & Industry to provide plan review services in the Commonwealth for accessibility compliance. She served on the Philadelphia Accessibility Advisory Board for seven years and is a current member of the Board of Directors for the Fair Housing Council of Suburban Philadelphia. Jennifer holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science & French from King’s College, Wilkes-Barre, PA. 

Class Description

Effective Dates & Background Information

  • 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design (including Safe Harbor discussion applicable for 1991 ADAAG compliant facilities)
  • Fair Housing Act, Section 504, ABA, UFAS
  • Michigan Building Code (Chapters- 9, 10, 11, 34 Accessibility Features)
  • Review of ADA Title II and Title III requirements for existing facilities: Program Access vs. Barrier Removal standards

Commercial Applications Addressed below will include relevant scoping from the 2010 ADA Standards and the Michigan Building Code and ANSI A117.1. Throughout the presentation differences between 1991 ADAAG and the 2010 ADA Standards/Michigan Building Code/ANSI A117.1 will be highlighted:

  • Exterior accessible routes (including a review of walking surfaces, where accessible routes are required, etc…)
  • Accessible Parking
  • Curb Ramps/Ramps
  • Entrances & Doors (including maneuvering clearance requirements at doors)
  • Triggers for Vertical Accessibility
  • Plumbing (toilet rooms, drinking fountains, kitchens)
  • Special occupancies (assembly areas, sales/service counters, etc…)
  • Overview of new requirements for Recreation Facilities (i.e. Pools, playgrounds, etc…)

Applying Accessibility Requirements to Additions, Alterations and Changes of Occupancy

  • 2010 ADA Standards requirements for Alterations
  • Chapter 34 Michigan Code

Special Guest Lecturer, State of Michigan Bureau of Construction Codes  - Todd Cordill and Usha Menon

Michigan Building Code requirements pertaining to accessibility

Todd Cordill, NCARB is Chief of the Plan Review Division of the Bureau of Construction Codes.  Mr. Cordill is a graduate of the School of Architecture at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  He is certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) and holds architect licenses in several states including Michigan.    He has also served as a member of the Lansing Historic District Commission and as a delegate for the International Code Council (ICC) code development process.

Usha Menon is a Building Plan Reviewer in the Plan Review Division of the Bureau of Construction Codes. Her primary role is the code analysis and interpretation of the State barrier free design requirements. She serves as the Bureau representative at the administrative hearings for the barrier free design exception process. She is conducting programs on barrier free design from 2004.

Directions and Map

Coming from the East: Providence Park Hospital is located off of I-96 at exit 160, the Beck Road exit. (This is the first exit past the Novi/Walled Lake exit that many people know as the Twelve Oaks Mall exit).  Head south (left) on Beck Road toward Grand River.  Pass Grand River Avenue and turn right at the first driveway.  Continue straight down this winding driveway to the Heart Institute entrance of the Providence Outpatient Center.  Enter the Heart Institute double doors and the conference rooms are located to the immediate left.

Coming from the West: Providence Park Hospital is located off of I-96 at exit 160, the Beck Road exit. (This is the first exit past the Wixom Rd exit).  Head south (right) on Beck Road toward Grand River.  Pass Grand River Avenue and turn right at the first driveway.  Continue straight down this winding driveway to the Heart Institute entrance of the Providence Outpatient Center.  Enter the Heart Institute double doors and the conference rooms are located to the immediate left.

The campus is located on the south west corner of Grand River and Beck Road.

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