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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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Courtney at the Annual IES Conference in Boston

In a presentation at the Annual IES (Illuminating Engineering Society) Conference in Boston, Courtney Piotrowski (livingLAB) and Brienne Willcock (illuminart) focused on the intense collaboration process between Landscape Architect and Lighting Designer on the road to an intricately planned environm

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Diverse and Vibrant Public Spaces and Streets coming to Southwest Detroit

The West Vernor Corridor Neighborhood Framework is one of several initiatives by the City of Detroit Planning Department to strengthen neighborhoods throughout the city. This year-long effort honors the large amounts of time, thinking and resources that community members have invested in planning ne

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