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Dearborn Multi-Modal Transportation Plan Underway

livingLAB is excited to be working with our friends at The Greenway Collaborative on the development of The City of Dearborn Multi-Modal Transportation Plan. The project is being guided by a great advisory committee made up of more than 30 representatives from a variety of local and regional organiz

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livingLAB Presents at MRPA Trail Summit

livingLAB’s Courtney Piotrowski, PLA, along with folks from Prein & Newhof and the City of Grand Rapids, presented at the mParks Trail Summit in Detroit on February 6. The panel presentation, "Trails As Green Infrastructure: Going Green and Getting There", focused on lessons learned from impl

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Gainsboro Park in Pleasant Ridge Selected 2017 MRPA Park Design Winner!

Congratulations to the City of Pleasant Ridge on this prestigious design award! Gainsboro Park, designed by livingLAB, was completed in the summer of 2017. This linear greenspace flanking the Canadian National Railway was transformed from an underutilized, disconnected space to an integrated park st

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livingLAB designed public space at Wayne State University successfully crowdfunded.

When seeking to transform an important campus gateway into an active, family-friendly public space Wayne State University looked to livingLAB for design guidance. The pop-up style design includes native landscaping, seating, shade sails, and lawn games oriented around the Warren Q Line Station. The

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MDOT Grand Region Nonmotorized Plan + Bike Map Updates Complete

Over the past year, livingLAB worked closely with the folks at MDOT’s Lansing and Grand Region office to develop a nonmotorized plan for the 13 counties in West Michigan that comprise the MDOT Grand Region. The Grand Region is home to an incredible network of significant shared use paths/trails (8

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Gainsboro Park Grand Opening!

The City of Pleasant Ridge celebrated the official grand opening of Gainsboro Park with a festive Halloween Hayride. livingLAB is proud to have led the engagement, design and construction oversight for the City in such a massive transformation of this nearly half-mile long linear park bordered on th

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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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