Detroit Month of Design is a citywide celebration of creativity that gathers designers and the greater community to celebrate Detroit’s role as a national and global design capital. Every September, partners from all across Detroit, from emerging studios to established companies and educational institutions, come together to show off their latest works and ideas. These cross-disciplinary events take place in all corners of the city, highlighting the work that makes Detroit a City of Design.
ARCA, a leading group in the stone, tile and wood industry, is welcoming the public to its newly opened design warehouse to view an exhibition by international and local designers and makers “Balance as it Relates to the Environment.” The theme of the exhibition is restorative design, where hand-picked designers were tasked with using 38 recycled marble bricks to create a unique work that promotes an environmental message. The winning piece, selected by the esteemed Deans of University of Miami’s School of Architecture, will be displayed at ARCA Wynwood and open to the public as of February 5th.
The iconic national headquarters of National YoungArts Foundation (YoungArts), formerly the Bacardi Buildings Complex, was placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the U.S. Department of the Interior in 2018. YoungArts acquired the landmark tower and museum buildings in October 2012 and has since converted the buildings into the YoungArts Campus, transforming it into a multidisciplinary arts institution while preserving its beloved structures. In celebration of this prestigious designation, YoungArts is opening its campus to tours, during which visitors can learn more about the unique architectural, historical and cultural significance of the buildings, and its adaptive reuse as