Detroit Mercy SOA 2018/2019 Lecture Series

Commerce Design Detroit Award – Panel Discussion with Five Winning Designers

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Wednesday, Feb. 13

5:30 p.m., Genevieve Fisk Loranger Architecture Center, Warren Loranger Architecture Building, McNichols Campus

Commerce Design: Detroit, sponsored by Design Core Detroit and AIA Detroit is a competition that raises awareness of and access to professional design services for neighborhood small businesses. It celebrates the impact of commercial design projects in the communities where these businesses reside. The competition recognizes projects, submitted jointly by the business owner and design team, within the City of Detroit, Highland Park and Hamtramck that have been completed in the last five years. Commerce Design: Detroit encourages investment and growth in commercial corridors throughout city to improve quality of life for residents and visitors.

The Commerce Design Panel Discussion features ve of the ten designers of winning projects from the inaugural event in 2018:

  • Joshua Smith of Who’s That?
  • Kristen Smith of Et al Collaborative
  • Kaija Woullet of Laavu
  • Ishtiaq Rafiuddin of Undecorated
  • John Skok of McIntosh Poris Associates

Moderated by Sandra Olave, Chair of Interior Design, College for Creative Studies

Detroit Mercy SOA 2018/2019 Lecture Series is presented by:

Great Lakes Fabricators and Erectors Association

with additional support from our generous sponsors noted below.

Detroit Mercy SOA 2018/2019 Lecture Series sponsor logos

Leading Support Provided by:

SDI Structures

Design Core Detroit

Series Supporting Sponsorship Provided by:

AIA Detroit


Hamilton Anderson


Smith Group


Additional Support Provided by:

Centric Design Studio

Construction Association of Michigan

Hobbs + Black Architects


Strategic Energy Solutions