Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning

  1. Wilkins: lifting voices and designing “urban acupunctures”

    Hip-hop architecture has garnered more attention in recent years, with a major exhibition at the Center for Architecture in New York, TED Talks, and a feature in Architect magazine. But while it’s a useful concept, Craig Wilkins refuses to let the label limit a set of practices and ideals that, he argues, ought to infuse the entire profession.

  2. Boots-on-the-ground design with an impact

    The Taubman Public Design Corps builds partnerships between student designers and local nonprofits.

  3. DEI Taubman Spotlight Student is working to make the design industry more accessible

    Architecture graduate student Torri Smith is a Detroit native with a passion to elevate the diverse narratives of minority students in the design field.

  4. Taubman faculty to support new Oakland Avenue Urban Farm project through Knight Foundation grant

    “As we build a place that more North End residents are involved with and proud of, and as more community needs are served, we know the North End will thrive.”

    ~ Jerry Ann Hebron, Oakland Avenue Urban Farm director

  5. Cyrus Peñarroyo: Connecting media, technology, and architecture

    His project in Detroit will attempt to address the issue of internet connectivity through the design of a building that will be a community anchor, providing internet access. It also will help to create a new social destination with spaces for gathering, where residents can come together.

  6. Detroit River Story Lab receives carbon neutrality grant

    Riverside communities have displayed remarkable resilience through the myriad trials of the past 75 years, and this project aims to partner with these communities as they continue reshaping the shared narratives that will lay the groundwork for a sustainable post-carbon future for the region.

  7. Taubman College announces undergraduate minor in real estate development

    “The program allows students to study across a variety of disciplines and learn on a number of different fronts related to real estate and development,” said Marc Norman, director of real estate initiatives at Taubman College and associate professor of practice in urban and regional planning. 

  8. Alum: Khalilah Burt Gaston helps Detroit ‘Share the Mic’

    Khalilah Burt Gaston’s original goal for Share the Mic Now: Detroit was to host five conversations; she and her team ended up hosting 26 involving more than 50 women during 10 days in August. Thousands of people viewed the conversation videos on social media and can continue to do so on Facebook.

  9. “Money Head” exhibit latest public art exhibition at U-M space on Selden and Woodward

    The public art exhibition, which began in November, features the work of Detroit artists and designers at the Michigan Research Studio/ArcPrep space.