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SPOTLIGHT | Illuminart Featured in 'Concentrate'

AIA Detroit has proudly partnered with the talented folks at Illuminart for the past two years, so we were super excited to see Brienne Willcock and Robert White featured on concentratemedia.com. Illuminart is the designing force behind the lighting at Shed 3 for our 2013 & 2014 Celebration of Architecture; the cobalt blue and fuschia lighting schemes that you could see from down the street in Eastern Market are all because these guys know how to light a building.  They also helped to pull in Fantasee Lighting, who brings the equipment and skilled labor needed to bring to life Brienne's concept for the building.  We are eternally grateful for these folks, they certainly deserve the media attention.

The below article was originally featured on concentratemedia.com on Feb. 4th, 2015.  It was written by Patrick Dunn, an Ann Arbor-based freelance writer and a senior writer at Concentrate and Metromode, and the photographs featured in the original article were taken by Doug Coombe.

To see the article in its original publication and to view more photos taken during their interview, visit Concentrate Media's website HERE.

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CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS | Structures for Inclusion 15 Detroit

Lawrence Technological University College of Architecture and Design and Design Corps are proud to announce a partnership to present the Structures for Inclusion Conference 15 in Detroit.
 
Background:
In October of 2000, Design Corps, a community based non-profit organization, sponsored a conference at Princeton University. The purpose of this conference is to bring together and share the best ideas and practices that are reaching those currently un-served and underserved by architecture. These efforts are often grounded on two common beliefs that communities and individuals should be included in the design decisions that affect them and architects and communities should work together to identify their shared values and goals in the collaborative process of defining quality design. Since the first SFI at Princeton University, it has been hosted at various institutions including the University of Virginia, the University of Texas at Austin, Harvard University, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, the University of Minnesota at Minneapolis, and the Parsons New School for Design among others. The conference has become internationally recognized as a thought-provoking forum to learn about grass roots efforts and alternative practices making architecture more accessible.
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EVENT | AIAS Annual Beaux Arts Ball

AIA Detroit is a proud sponsor of this year's 6th annual AIAS Beaux Arts Ball.  Join the University of Detroit Mercy and Lawrence Technological University's American Institute of Architecture Students chapters on February 13th at St. Andrews Hall in Detroit for a night of networking and dancing.

BEAUX ARTS BALL HISTORY
Historically, Beaux Arts Ball was an annual costume ball traditioally hosted by studuents at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris.  In 1931, it's reputation had spread to New York, where famous architects began dressing up as their own buildings for the event.  This trend continued to live on in architecture schools across the country, including here in Michigan, where our local architecture schools would host a similarly styled event attended by faculty and students alike.  In 2010, after years of not having a Beaux Arts Ball at any of the architecture schools, the AIAS chapters at Lawrence Tech and University of Detroit Mercy decided to work together to revitalize this annual event.  Past venues have included the Detroit Yacht Club on Belle Isle, the Fox Theatre, and the Detroit Masonic Temple, but the students are excited to try something new with the historic St. Andrews Hall this year.
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Structures for Inclusion 15 Detroit: Call for Presentations

Lawrence Technological University College of Architecture and Design and Design Corps are proud to announce a partnership to present the Structures for Inclusion Conference 15 in Detroit.

“Resilience of Mind, Body and Spirit,” the theme of SFI 15, serves to position the value of SFI within Detroit and other resilient cities. Mind (e.g., attitudes towards the city’s significant challenges); Body (e.g., creative economies such as social entrepreneurship and grassroots physical interventions), and Spirit (e.g., a city’s psyche and sense of itself) will advance the mission of SFI.

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University of Detroit Mercy 2014/2015 Lecture Series

Good Job Mr. David B. Richards - Rossetti

MULTI-TALENTED ARCHITECT AND ROSSETTI PRINCIPAL PROMOTED TO COO

Southfield, MI -- Rossetti is pleased to announce it has named David B. Richards, AIA, LEED AP BD + C, PMP as Chief Operating Officer of the company.  In his new role, David will be responsible for management of all major architectural projects and management of the firm’s day-to-day operations.

David has been with the firm for 33 years.  Milestones in his career include his joining of the firm in 1978 as a Junior Draftsman, becoming a Registered Architect in 1981, an Associate of the firm in 1985, the Director of Technical Services in 1990, Director of Project Management in 2001 and being promoted to Principal in 2002.  During the course of his tenure with Rossetti, David has managed many of the firm’s notable and complex large-scale projects.  His experience ranges from sports facilities, hospitality, health care, mixed-use developments, and residential and commercial office sectors.   Prominent projects include the Palace of Auburn Hills in Auburn Hills, MI; USTA National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, NY; Compuware Headquarters in Detroit, MI; Greektown Casino in Detroit, MI; Philadelphia Union Soccer Stadium in Chester, PA; Stockholm Globe Arenas in Stockholm, Sweden and more.  Most recently, he was senior architect and project manager for the University of Notre Dame Compton Ice Arena, which opened in October, 2011, and Bowling Green State University Stroh Center, which opened in September, 2011.

Rossetti has an international reputation as a leader in sports architecture design.  For more than 40 years Rossetti has been recognized for its visionary perspective within the built environment.  Rossetti’s expertise is based on design solutions for almost every type of sport – Olympic, professional, collegiate and amateur.

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