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City of Trenton Nature-Based Playground Receives $57k in Funding

MacArthur Park, a livingLAB designed, nature-based play space in Trenton, MI received a $57,000 grant through the Wayne County Park Millage Fund to begin construction. The design incorporates natural materials to create a unique series of spaces and experiences within this much loved neighborhood pa

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Lauren Hoffman, Certified Ecologist!

Congratulations to our own Lauren Hoffman, who just received her Certified Ecologist designation from the Ecological Society of America (ESA). ESA is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization of scientists founded in 1915 to promote ecological science by improving communication among ecologists, raise t

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Eagle Plaza Ribbon Cutting

Congratulations to the City of Royal Oak on the grand opening of Eagle Plaza! Hosted by the Royal Oak Rotary Club, the grand opening included a light dinner and dessert, an address from Mayor Michael Fournier, and a ribbon-cutting ceremony, all followed by the Royal Oak Commission for the Arts' summ

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Beacon Park Grand Opening!!!

After years of design, redesign, planning, and construction, DTE's Beacon Park is scheduled to open in grand fashion at 11:00 AM on Thursday, July 20th, kicking off a 4-day grand opening celebration. The grand opening events include live music, a night market, and family entertainment. The park's mi

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MoGo: Detroit Bike Share Launched!

The official MoGo launch party was quite a success!  On May 23, Detroit Bike Share - officially called "MoGo" - officially launched with a press event followed by a mass send-off of hundreds of bike riders destined for stations around Detroit.  This effectively stocked every station around the Cit

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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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