Detroit Architecture + Allied Design. A collective of designers and artists programming spaces where architectural conversations on creative design and urban planning are made public.
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Thanks to all our friends and supporters for your contributions. DesignLAB: People Mover Architecture Conference was organized in cooperation with AIA Detroit and supported by over a dozen DesignLAB artists and architects, the DC3, Kind Bars, BTO Solutions, Metropolitan Detroit, and the Detroit People Mover, and the Urban Bean Co

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PEOPLE MOVER SPEAKER BIOS
Shel Kimen: Shel left a career as senior vice president with Saatchi & Saatchi advertising in NYC to develop Collision Works in Detroit. The community development project– focused on sustainable design, community growth, and storytelling while providing collaborative work space and mentoring programs– is in the planning stages of designing a 46-room hotel development in Eastern Market made of recycled shipping containers. www.detroitcollisionworks.com
Brian Hurttienne: Villages CDC Brian Hurttienne is a community architect with a long resume of important Detroit redevelopment projects in Detroit including the Kales Building, Slows BBQ, The Carlton and Grinnell buildings. As the ED of the Villages CDC, Brian is helping to accelerate economic development through community advocacy, urban design, and planning. http://thevillagesofdetroit.com
Amy Swift: Amy swift is an architectural writer, professor, preservationist, and designer. As the principal at Building Hugger L3C, Amy focuses on finding reinvigorated purposes for underutilized structures in Detroit’s downtown neighborhoods, that help add intangible value to the community in ways that are financially, environmentally, and socially sustainable. www.buildinghugger.org
Justin Mast- Practice Space As a co-founder and program director of Practice Space Justin helps to incubate new business enterprise while providing event space, residency programs, and community-centered co-working opportunities in Detroit’s North Corktown neighborhood. Justin mixes architecture and development with a team of creatives to cultivate emerging business and grow a new community of practitioners in Detroit. www.practicespace.org
Victoria Byrd Olivier: Detroit Future City Victoria Olivier is a Detroit Revitalization Fellow serving as program manager for the Detroit Future City (DFC) Implementation Office. She works on city systems, neighborhood, and civic capacity initiatives with a focus on creative placemaking, community arts and culture initiatives, and historic preservation. www.detroitfuturecity.com
Frank Arvan: Frank Arvan is the principal of FX Architecture working as an architect on residential, office, institutional, and urban design. He is an avid supporter of the Detroit creative community as an architectural writer, board member for the Detroit Creative Corridor Center, past president and Executive Committee member of AIA Detroit, curator with D’lectricity, and exhibit designer at the Detroit Institute of Arts. www.fxarchitecture.com

WE ARE APPROACHING MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY
Limited donation tickets still available. ($1-$39)

Secure your tickets here:  http://www.eventbrite.com/e/designlab-people-mover-architecture-event-tickets-9466517609

#dlabDET

PEOPLE MOVER SPEAKER BIOS

Shel Kimen:
Shel left a career as senior vice president with Saatchi & Saatchi advertising in NYC to develop Collision Works in Detroit. The community development project– focused on sustainable design, community growth, and storytelling while providing collaborative work space and mentoring programs– is in the planning stages of designing a 46-room hotel development in Eastern Market made of recycled shipping containers. www.detroitcollisionworks.com

Brian Hurttienne: Villages CDC
Brian Hurttienne is a community architect with a long resume of important Detroit redevelopment projects in Detroit including the Kales Building, Slows BBQ, The Carlton and Grinnell buildings. As the ED of the Villages CDC, Brian is helping to accelerate economic development through community advocacy, urban design, and planning. http://thevillagesofdetroit.com

Amy Swift:
Amy swift is an architectural writer, professor, preservationist, and designer. As the principal at Building Hugger L3C, Amy focuses on finding reinvigorated purposes for underutilized structures in Detroit’s downtown neighborhoods, that help add intangible value to the community in ways that are financially, environmentally, and socially sustainable. www.buildinghugger.org

Justin Mast- Practice Space
As a co-founder and program director of Practice Space Justin helps to incubate new business enterprise while providing event space, residency programs, and community-centered co-working opportunities in Detroit’s North Corktown neighborhood. Justin mixes architecture and development with a team of creatives to cultivate emerging business and grow a new community of practitioners in Detroit. www.practicespace.org

Victoria Byrd Olivier: Detroit Future City
Victoria Olivier is a Detroit Revitalization Fellow serving as program manager for the Detroit Future City (DFC) Implementation Office. She works on city systems, neighborhood, and civic capacity initiatives with a focus on creative placemaking, community arts and culture initiatives, and historic preservation. www.detroitfuturecity.com

Frank Arvan:
Frank Arvan is the principal of FX Architecture working as an architect on residential, office, institutional, and urban design. He is an avid supporter of the Detroit creative community as an architectural writer, board member for the Detroit Creative Corridor Center, past president and Executive Committee member of AIA Detroit, curator with D’lectricity, and exhibit designer at the Detroit Institute of Arts. www.fxarchitecture.com

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Event Speakers
DesignLAB: People Mover Architecture Conference
Friday the 13th (June) Begins at 6:30pm
RSVP Required

Regional architects, designers, and community leaders share their thoughts on the future of Detroit through an architectural lens and a monorail window with a view in cooperation with American Institute of Architects Detroit (AIAD).

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DesignLAB People Mover Architecture ConferenceA monorail spectacle of Architecture + DesignShare Feed: #dlabDET
Welcome to the Future: Destination Detroit
Regional architects, designers, and community leaders share their thoughts on the future of Detroit— through an architectural lens and a monorail window with a view— in cooperation with AIA Detroit.
RSVP to save a seat for this spectacle of architecture and design as we share a conversation about our creative design, futurism, and urban planning.
- 6 speakers present on three People Mover trains.- 45 minutes of programmed discussions on architecture and Detroit’s future.
- Refreshments provided at intermission between monorail circuits.
- Interactive social media feeds to engage audience participants.
- Afterglow at Urban Bean Co. with coffee and wine to discuss our shared experience.
Our event is open to the public. Reservations are required.
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DesignLAB People Mover Architecture Conference
A monorail spectacle of Architecture + Design
Share Feed: #dlabDET
Welcome to the Future: Destination Detroit
Regional architects, designers, and community leaders share their thoughts on the future of Detroit— through an architectural lens and a monorail window with a view— in cooperation with AIA Detroit.
RSVP to save a seat for this spectacle of architecture and design as we share a conversation about our creative design, futurism, and urban planning.
- 6 speakers present on three People Mover trains.
- 45 minutes of programmed discussions on architecture and Detroit’s future.
- Refreshments provided at intermission between monorail circuits.
- Interactive social media feeds to engage audience participants.
- Afterglow at Urban Bean Co. with coffee and wine to discuss our shared experience.
Our event is open to the public.
Reservations are required.
Event info and required RSVP: DesignLAB People Mover Eventhttp://www.eventbrite.com/e/designlab-people-mover-event-tickets-9466517609

Event info and required RSVP: DesignLAB People Mover Event
http://www.eventbrite.com/e/designlab-people-mover-event-tickets-9466517609

We’re very excited about the group of place-makers, taste-makers, and sense makers we’re inviting to join our collective of architects, designers and artists. Building huggers, dreamers, writers, activists, and urban explorers.

Our mission is to  program spaces where conversations on creative design and enterprise , through  an architectural lens, can  be  shared.

We  plan to position our programs  and events at the forefront of Detroit’s revitalization movement while developing  meaningful relationships with valued leaders in our Detroit communities.