Saturday, November 19, 2011

Mount Airy museum exhibit features black architects and builders

The exhibit, "African-American Builders and Architects in North Carolina," started in September and runs through Jan. 14. 
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Saturday, August 27, 2011

Framing a Cultural Ideal: Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial

Distinguished Alumni Award Presentations
October 28, 2011 06:30 PM
Stamps Auditorium at Walgreen Drama Center
Dr. James Chaffers, FAIA, M.Arch.'69, D.Arch.'71, and Dr. Ed Jackson Jr., D.Arch.'93, will participate in a panel discussion, 'Framing a Cultural Ideal,' focused on the inception, design, and construction of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. – which will be officially dedicated and opened in August 2011. The panel will focus on the challenges and opportunities in translating social, ethical, and visual ideals into architectural and landscape space.
Time: 6:30 PM
Location: Penny Stamps Auditorium, Walgreen Drama Center, 1226 Murfin Ave., Ann Arbor, MI

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Friday, July 15, 2011

Detroiters get 30% fewer DPS construction jobs than promised

An article by CHASTITY PRATT DAWSEY reports that "Detroit residents are getting 30% fewer construction-related jobs than promised during a campaign two years ago for a $500-million construction bond, according to a Detroit Public Schools report." 

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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Grand Opening of the Detroit Creative Corridor Center (DC3) - Launch Event!

Grand Opening of the Detroit Creative Corridor Center (DC3) - Launch Event!
Detroit Creative Corridor Center is preparing to unveil its collaborative workspace as part of the Creative Ventures in Residence Program.
The launch event will be both the kick off of DC3 as a physical entity, and a celebration of the creative community which already exists here in Detroit.
+Grand Opening of DC3 Acceleration Studio
+Introduction of Creatives in Residence
+Exemplary visual work by local creative practitioners
+Great Time
Tuesday July 12th, 5pm-9pm. See you there Detroit.
Detroit Creative Corridor Center (DC3)A.  Alfred Taubman Center at College for Creative Studies460 W. Baltimore Ave, 1 st Floor
Detroit, Michigan 48202
(313) 664-1185

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Detroit architectural firm is seeking qualified applicants

Detroit architectural firm is seeking qualified applicants for the following qualifications:


1. Holder of a State of Michigan architect license
2. Professional degree in Architecture
3. Minimum 10 years experience as Project Architect on non-residential projects over $1 Million cost
4. CAD proficient in the latest version of AutoCad
5. Detroit area residence


1. Strong experience in Deltek ADVANTAGE or similar Project and Financial reporting system used by architects
2. Post High School training in bookkeeping or accounting
3. Minimum 3 years experience as a principal Bookkeeper involving finance and project reporting to management and to outside accountants
4. Strong written and oral communication skills
5. Detroit area residence

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Qualified applicants may fax resumes to: 313-964-3233

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Single-family starts slip in line with weak demand fundamentals; multifamily surge is on

The headline number on housing starts for January is strong. That's like saying the economy is showing signs of recovery. Multifamily starts far exceeded consensus expectations, jacking the total, while single-family starts slipped 1%, reflecting continued tenuousness in end demand for new homes in the months ahead. Here's a Calculated Risk quick, qualitative wrap on the new data: "This was above expectations of 540 thousand starts, but still very low.
Complete article here