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2017-2018 Kresge KIP:D Grant Projects Announced!

livingLAB led planning processes that resulted in 2 neighborhood organizations receiving additional funds as announced by The Kresge Foundation today.  $2 million will fund 17 new projects aimed at revitalizing Detroit neighborhoods in the third and final round of the foundation's $5 million Kres

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livingLAB supports the future of Detroit design at University of Michigan’s Warrendale neighborhood feedback session

On Saturday, March 11, third-year University of Michigan Landscape Architecture Masters Students held their final studio presentation in the community that was the focus of their studies.  Looking at a variety of ideas for branding and development throughout Detroit’s Warrendale neighborhood, th

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It’s official! Lauren is a Licensed Landscape Architect!

After what seems like eternity, Lauren Hoffman recently received her fourth Landscape Architecture Registration Exam results, and SHE PASSED!  Now registered in the State of Michigan, she can officially call herself a Landscape Architect at livingLAB.  Congratulations, Lauren!

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livingLAB measures for Bike Share in Detroit!!!

livingLAB has been having fun (especially when it isn't freezing...) making our way around the City of Detroit measuring potential sites for Bike Share stations!  The Downtown Detroit Partnership and Shift Transit plan to open Detroit's first public Bike Share Spring 2017. With 43 stations and 430

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livingLAB team awarded Southwest Detroit / West Vernor Corridor neighborhood vitalization project.

livingLAB's team, composed of Goody Clancy as prime consultant, Giffels Webster, and Zimmerman/Volk Associates with W-ZHA and Global Detroit serving as subs, was awarded the Southwest Detroit / West Vernor Corridor project by the City of Detroit.  The project's goal is to create a comprehensive nei

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livingLAB receives WBE Certification

Proud to announce that livingLAB is now officially certified as a Women's Business Enterprise (WBE) through the Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), the nation's largest third-party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women in the US.

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Gainsboro Park Project Update

A LOT has happened since our original post about the Gainsboro Park project..... Construction is nearing completion for the linear park that stretches for nearly a half-mile along the eastern edge of Pleasant Ridge.  This will be the culmination of a 16-month planning, design, and construction

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Detroit’s Newest Park Rising!

Progress is being made across the street from DTE Energy's Detroit Headquarters on Grand River Public Space. Steel is going up for the restaurant building anchoring the Cass Avenue and Grand River Avenue corner of the park. Look for continued updates as the project progresses toward a Summer 2017 op

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Welcome Lauren Hoffman!

Welcome Lauren Hoffman, ASLA to the livingLAB team! A life-long outdoorsman, Lauren has spent the past 7 years assessing and enhancing natural resources through design. Her assessment activities have included a myriad of survey and monitoring work including plants, pollinators, macroinvertebrates, t

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Unique Parking Solutions in one of Detroit’s Historic Neighborhoods

The barrels are still up, and plant materials are on their way, but the project is awful close to completion!  We're talking about Grandmont Rosedale Development Corporation's answer to their problem of limited parking and an abundance of storm water run-off at the Grand River WorkPlace - a co-work

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