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Getting Our Hands Dirty in “Brilliant Detroit”

livingLAB staff had a great, sweaty, dirty time volunteering with the good folks at ‘Brilliant Detroit’ and one of their neighborhood hub houses in Southwest Detroit. They helped build raised planting beds and assemble a picnic table for the backyard. With the help of donations from other busine

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Beacon Park Wins 2019 CNU Merit Award

DTE Energy's Beacon Park won a prestigious 2019 Merit Award from the Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU). “How a place is designed fundamentally shapes people’s lives,” said Lynn Richards, President and CEO of CNU. “That’s a profound responsibility, and Charter Award-winning designers tak

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A Master Plan for Pewabic Pottery

A well-known and much-loved institution in Detroit, Pewabic Pottery desires to grow their production capacity, gallery spaces and education environments while paying homage to the history of pottery production on East Jefferson.  livingLAB and McIntosh Poris Architects are now collaborating with Pe

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Becon Park Wins ACEC Award and mPARKS Award

Congratulations to the Beacon Park team for winning the 2019 mPARKS Outstanding Park Design Award in conjunction with DTE Energy and the City of Detroit and the 2019 ACEC MICHIGAN Engineering Merit Award! The ACEC MI award ceremony was held on March 2, 2019 at Sound Board in Motor City Casino, Detro

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Leah Groya appointed to SEMCOG’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Task Force

Excited to have livingLAB's Leah Groya appointed to SEMCOG's (Southeast Michigan Council of Governments) Bicycle and Pedestrian Task Force. The Task Force is being led by Chair, Scott Benson, Detroit City Councilman District 3.  We are honored to be working with the Task Force over the coming year

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Welcome, Ishrat Muktadir!

A warm welcome to the newest livingLABer, Ishrat Muktadir. Ishrat has been working as an architectural and urban designer for the past 6 years. As a designer, Ishrat has worked on different types of projects including residential, commercial and institutional. She has contributed in different pha

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livingLAB on Lafayette West

livingLAB is pleased to be working with inFORM studio on the transformative Lafayette West development in downtown Detroit.  Stay tuned for more as this project progresses.  It is sure to be a stunning addition to the Lafayette Park neighborhood!

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livingLAB presents on fluvial ecosystems to Friends of the St. Clair

On Tuesday, Lauren spent the evening with a group of environmental stewards gathered by Friends of the St. Clair to discuss fluvial ecology and river restoration projects in Marysville, MI.  Cuttle Creek is a GLRI-funded river restoration project completed by the City to improve fish passage and wa

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Beacon Park wins CREW Detroit Award

DTE Energy's Beacon Park Detroit wins the CREW Detroit 2018 Impact Award for New Construction. CREW noted that "beyond the park’s beauty, the public space also acts as a catalyst for cultural vibrancy and economic development." Thanks to our core design team of Giffels Webster, Peter Bass

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livingLAB joins group of Green Infrastructure professionals brought together by DFC

Detroit Future City, in an effort to advance the understanding of barriers to green infrastructure implementation in the City of Detroit, has brought together a workgroup of designers, installers, regulators, community leaders, consultants, and permitting officials for 5 discussion meetings.  Each

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