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Why Detroit Matters, Part 5 Driven Data: Rebuilding and Democratizing Detroit’s Information Infrastructure

Why Detroit Matters, Part 5 Driven Data: Rebuilding and Democratizing Detroit’s Information Infrastructure

Detroit’s ongoing recovery efforts have led to a wide range of unique and innovative planning and design responses. For the Why Detroit Matters blog series (parts one, two, three and four), SmithGroupJJR’s David Lantz sat down with Urban Design Practice Director Dan ...
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The Value of Things

The Value of Things

Architecture is the making of meaningful places. Architecture creates the opportunity for commerce and culture. Architecture utilizes all of the means of production, technologies, and resources we have available to us. Architecture episodically optimizes our processes in a lean, efficient ...
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Why Detroit Matters, Part 4: Higher Education’s Role in Detroit’s Recovery

Why Detroit Matters, Part 4: Higher Education’s Role in Detroit’s Recovery

Detroit’s ongoing recovery efforts have led to a wide range of unique and innovative planning and design responses. For the Why Detroit Matters blog series (parts one, two, and three), SmithGroupJJR’s David Lantz sat down with Urban Design Practice Director Dan ...
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Why Detroit Matters, Part 3: Made in Detroit: Detroit’s New Industrial Economy

Why Detroit Matters, Part 3: Made in Detroit: Detroit’s New Industrial Economy

Detroit’s ongoing recovery efforts have led to a wide range of unique and innovative planning and design responses. For the Why Detroit Matters blog series (parts one and two), SmithGroupJJR’s David Lantz sat down with Urban Design Practice Director Dan Kinkead to discuss the ...
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Virtually Real Design

Virtually Real Design

Architects and designers use plans, sections, perspective renderings, animations or models to describe a space. Personally, I have always been drawn to building models. As a sculpture student, I always worked from a mock-up rather than detailed drawings. As an ...
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A VR Journey @ SmithGroupJJR

A VR Journey @ SmithGroupJJR

Eighteen months is a long time in the technology world but often feels like nothing in the A/E/C industry, where some projects can take years to cycle from conceptual design through construction and then occupancy. However, only eighteen months ago, ...
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