Rouge Park Master Plan Study
Detroit Parkside Healthy Community Study
Warrendale Neighborhood Center Project
Oxford Downtown Study
Woodward Avenue Study
Rochester Sustainable Zone Creative Zone
North End Master Plan Study
Brightmoor  Productive Landscape Creative Landscape
East Grand Boulevard Community Kitchen Project
West Grand Boulevard Community Study Phase 2
West Grand Boulevard Community Study Phase 1
Detroit Builders’ District + Workshop

Balduck Park Master Plan Study
Balduck Park Community Center and Recreation Complex Project
East Forest Hope District Master Plan Study
Inkster Tax Increment Finance Authority (TIFA) District Master Plan Study
East Forest Museum of HIP Design Project
Kids' Farm: Children Creating Sustainable Urban Agriculture-based Community
Detroit Cluster 4 Master Plan Study
Urban Agriculture, Health, Fitness, Lifestyle Community
Kid's Cams: Children designing their neighborhood through their own lenses
Lewiston Downtown Study Project
Troy Maple Road Corridor Study Project

Southfield City Center Project
Brightmoor Community Revitalization Project
East Warren Neighborhood Revitalization Project
Detroit Parkside Community Revitalization Project
Professional, Community-based Theatre and Cultural Village in Detroit
Southwest Detroit Neighborhood Master Plan and Urban Design Project
Quinn AME Church Design and Neighborhood Revitalization Project
How to Design an Ideal Community: Summer Program

The Linwood/Lodge Community Design Study
Highland Park Residential Neighborhood & Affordable Housing Design Study
The Youth Village Urban Design Project
The Orchard Lake Community Project

View a PDF document featuring samples of Detroit Studio projects 


Rouge Park Master Plan Study

  • Semester: Spring 2013
  • Sponsor: Friends of Rouge Park
  • Project director: Professor Joongsub Kim, PhD
  • Project goal: Community health, green infrastructure, landscape architecture

 

Detroit Parkside Healthy Community Study

  • Semester: Fall 2012
  • Sponsor: Friends of Parkside
  • Project director: Professor Joongsub Kim, PhD
  • Project goal: Community health, green infrastructure, urban agriculture

 

Warrendale Neighborhood Center Project

  • Semester: Fall 2012
  • Sponsor: Joy Southfield Community Development Corporation
  • Project director: Professor Joongsub Kim, PhD
  • Project goal: Neighborhood resource center and district development
  • Faculty instructors: Joongsub Kim (architecture), Mark Nickita (urban design)

 

Oxford Downtown Study

  • Semester: Spring 2012
  • Sponsor: Oxford Downtown Development Authority
  • Project director: Professor Joongsub Kim, PhD
  • Project goal: Small town development, downtown revitalization

 

Woodward Avenue Study

  • Semester: Fall 2011
  • Sponsor: Woodward Avenue Action Association & Woodward Avenue TOD Task Force
  • Project director: Professor Joongsub Kim, PhD
  • Project goal: Sustainable urbanism, linear city, transit oriented development

 

Rochester Sustainable Zone Creative Zone

  • Semester: Fall 2011
  • Sponsor: Oakland University
  • Project director: Professor Joongsub Kim, PhD
  • Project goal: Sustainable community education center, urban agriculture, preservation
  • Faculty instructors: Joongsub Kim (architecture), Mark Nickita (urban design)

 

North End Master Plan Study

  • Semester: Spring 2011
  • Sponsor: North End Development Governance Board
  • Project director: Professor Joongsub Kim, PhD
  • Project goal: Sustainable and livable community, neighborhood revitalization

 

Brightmoor  Productive Landscape Creative Landscape

  • Semester: Fall 2010
  • Sponsor: Northwest Detroit Neighborhood Development
  • Project director: Joongsub Kim, PhD
  • Project goal: Sustainable community, green infrastructure, urban agriculture

 

East Grand Boulevard Community Kitchen Project

  • Semester: Fall 2010
  • Sponsor: East Grand Boulevard Community Group
  • Project director: Joongsub Kim, PhD
  • Project goal: Community health, urban agriculture, entrepreneurship
  • Faculty instructors: Joongsub Kim (architecture), Mark Nickita (urban design)

 

West Grand Boulevard Community Study Phase 2

  • Semester: Spring 2010
  • Sponsor: West Grand Boulevard Collaborative
  • Project director: Professor Joongsub Kim, PhD
  • Project goal: Community node study and design guidelines

 

West Grand Boulevard Community Study Phase 1

  • Semester: Fall 2009
  • Sponsor: West Grand Boulevard Collaborative
  • Project director: Professor Joongsub Kim, PhD
  • Project goal: Master plan study, livable street, transit oriented development

 

Detroit Builders’ District + Workshop

  • Semester: Fall 2009
  • Sponsor: Vanguard Community Development Corporation
  • Project director: Professor Joongsub Kim, PhD
  • Project goal: Sustainable business and education, entrepreneurship, neighborhood revitalization
  • Faculty instructors: Joongsub Kim (architecture), Constance Bodurow (urban design)


Balduck Park Master Plan Study

  • Semester: Fall 2008
  • Sponsor: Balduck, Cannon, and Finney Community Center and Recreation Complex Development Inc.
  • Project director: Professor Joongsub Kim, PhD
  • Project goal: Sustainable park design, neighborhood revitalization
  • Award received: Award Certificates of Appreciation from the City of Detroit Mayor's Office and Wayne County Executive Director's Office
  • Media reports: WJR Radio
  • Public exhibition/reception: Finney Media Center/Library
  • International exhibition: "Carrot City: Designing for Urban Agriculture" at Design Exchange (DX) Museum, Toronto, Canada

Balduck Park Community Center and Recreation Complex Project

  • Semester: Fall 2008
  • Sponsor: Balduck, Cannon, and Finney Community Center and Recreation Complex Development Inc.
  • Project director: Professor Joongsub Kim, PhD
  • Faculty instructors: Joongsub Kim (architecture), Anirban Adhya (urban design)
  • Project goal: Sustainable community center/recreation complex design, neighborhood revitalization
  • Award received: Award Certificates of Appreciation from the City of Detroit Mayor's Office and Wayne County Executive Director's Office
  • Media reports: WJR Radio
  • Public exhibition/reception: Finney Media Center/Library
  • International exhibition (selected architectural projects): "Carrot City: Designing for Urban Agriculture" at Design Exchange (DX) Museum, Toronto, Canada

East Forest Hope District Master Plan Study

  • Semester: Spring 2008
  • Sponsor: Friends of Detroit Tri County
  • Project director: Professor Joongsub Kim, PhD
  • Project goal: Sustainable community development, application of urban agriculture in urban design, neighborhood revitalization
  • Publication: Project summary report
  • Media reports: WDET-FM Radio, Technology Century Magazine (Magazine of The Engineering Society of Detroit)
  • Public exhibition/reception: Club Technology Building, Detroit
  • International urban design workshop: Project presented at the workshop, Chungju National University, Korea

Inkster Tax Increment Finance Authority (TIFA) District Master Plan Study

  • Semester: Fall 2007
  • Sponsor: TIFA, Inkster
  • Project director: Professor Joongsub Kim, PhD
  • Project goal: Sustainable community design, neighborhood revitalization
  • Publication: Project summary report
  • Public exhibition/reception: Inkster City Hall

East Forest Museum of HIP Design Project

  • Semester: Fall 2007
  • Sponsor: Friends of Detroit Tri County
  • Project director: Professor Joongsub Kim, PhD
  • Project goal: Sustainable museum design, sustainable community development, application of urban agriculture in urban design, neighborhood revitalization
  • Publication: Project summary report
  • Media reports: WDET-FM Radio, Technology Century Magazine (Magazine of The Engineering Society of Detroit)
  • Public exhibition/reception: Club Technology Building, Detroit
  • International urban design workshop: Project presented at the workshop, Chungju National University, Korea

Kids' Farm: Children Creating Sustainable Urban Agriculture-based Community

  • Semester: Summer 2007
  • Sponsor: American Architectural Foundation, Washington DC
  • Project director: Professor Joongsub Kim, PhD
  • Project goal: Education of African American children about the built environment, sustainable community development, and community revitalization in Detroit
  • Publication: Project summary report
  • Award received: Accent on Architecture Community Grants Award and K-12 Architectural Education Award, American Architectural Foundation, Washington DC

Detroit Cluster 4 Master Plan Study

  • Semester: Spring 2007
  • Sponsor: City of Detroit Planning and Development Division, The Greening of Detroit
  • Project director: Professor Joongsub Kim, PhD
  • Project goal: Guidelines for sustainable urban design and application of urban agriculture
  • Publication: Project summary report
  • Media reports: Featured in Metromode Media
  • Public exhibition/reception: Coleman A. Young Municipal Center, Detroit
  • International exhibition & symposium: "The Role of Food and Agriculture in the Design and Planning of Buildings and Cities," Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada

Urban Agriculture, Health, Fitness, Lifestyle Community

  • Semester: Fall 2006
  • Sponsor and funding agency: Boston Society of Architects (BSA); Christ Community Development Corporation (project supporter)
  • Project director: Professor Joongsub Kim, PhD
  • Project goal: Sustainable urban agriculture-based community master plan, community revitalization in Detroit, design of urban agriculture, health, fitness, lifestyle center
  • Award received: BSA National Research Grants Award. Spring 2006 

 

Kid's Cams: Children designing their neighborhood through their own lenses

  • Semester: Summer 2006
  • Sponsor and funding agency: American Architectural Foundation, Washington DC
  • Project director: Professor Joongsub Kim, PhD
  • Project goal: Education of African American children about the built environment and community revitalization in Detroit
  • Award received: K-12 Architectural Education Award, Spring 2006
  • Publication: featured along with other Detroit Studio projects in on-line journal Model D Media (included a piece on the Detroit Studio and other similar programs at Univ. of Michigan and Unvi. of Detroit Mercy).
  • Public exhibition/reception and viewing of videos: Lawrence Technological University and local schools

 

Lewiston Downtown Study Project

  • Semester: Fall 2005-Spring 2006
  • Sponsor and funding agency: Lewiston Board of Trustees; KIRCO in Troy (Alan Kiriluk, Chairman, project supporter & steering committee member)
  • Project director: Professor Joongsub Kim, PhD
  • Project goal: City Center master plan and design guidelines
  • Public exhibition/reception: Lewiston City Hall

 

Troy Maple Road Corridor Study Project

  • Semester: Spring 2006
  • Sponsor and funding agency: Oakland Business Review; Troy Chambers of Commerce (project facilitator); City of Troy (project supporter)
  • Project director: Professor Joongsub Kim, PhD
  • Project goal: Maple Corridor master plan and focus sites urban design
  • Publication: featured in The Detroit Free Press, The Observator and Eccentric Newspapers
  • Public exhibition/reception: Troy Community Center

 

Southfield City Center Project

  • Semester: Fall 2005
  • Sponsor and funding agency: City of Southfield and City Center Advisory Board
  • Project director: Professor Joongsub Kim, PhD
  • Project goal: City Center master plan, focus sites urban design, design of a city landmark bldg.
  • Publication: featured in The Detroit Free Press, The Detroit News, The Observer and Eccentric Newspapers
  • Public exhibition/reception: Southfield Municipal Complex

 

Brightmoor Community Revitalization Project

  • Semester: Spring 2005
  • Sponsor and funding agency: Northwest Detroit Neighborhood Development
  • Project director: Professor Joongsub Kim, PhD
  • Project goal: Neighborhood master plan and revitalization, focus sites urban design
  • Publication: Featured in The Michigan Chronicle, May 2005
  • Public exhibition/reception: Charter One Bank Headquarters, Detroit

 

East Warren Neighborhood Revitalization Project

  • Semester: Fall 2004
  • Sponsor and funding agency: American Coalition of Black Farmers & Christ Community Development Corporation
  • Project director: Professor Joongsub Kim, PhD
  • Project goal: Neighborhood master plan & design of a farming education center with a community market
  • Public exhibition/reception: Charles Wright Museum of African American History, Detroit

 

Detroit Parkside Community Revitalization Project

  • Semester: Spring 2004
  • Sponsor and funding agency: City of Detroit Housing Commission
  • Project director: Professor Joongsub Kim, PhD
  • Project goal: Neighborhood revitalization, affordable housing, park design
  • Award received: City of Detroit Housing Commission Recognition/Appreciation Award, May 2004
  • Public exhibition/reception: Cobo Hall

 

Professional, Community-based Theatre and Cultural Village in Detroit

  • Semester, Fall 2003
  • Sponsor and funding agency: Detroit Repertory Theatre
  • Project director: Professor Joongsub Kim, PhD
  • Project goal: Neighborhood revitalization, cultural village design, new theater design
  • Award received: Social Justice Award sponsored by the Adaptive Environment and the National Endowment for the Arts, Fall 2003
  • Publication: featured in The Adaptive Environment On-line News
  • Public exhibition/reception: Focus Hope

 

Southwest Detroit Neighborhood Master Plan and Urban Design Project

  • Semester: Spring 2003
  • Sponsor and funding agency: Kemeny Recreation Center & Detroit Mayor's Office in Southwest Detroit
  • Project director: Professor Joongsub Kim, PhD
  • Project goal: Neighborhood revitalization, riverfront redevelopment, brownfield redevelopment
  • Award received: ACSA New Faculty of the Year chosen by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture/AIAS, Spring 2003 (Southwest Detroit Project included in the award submission)
  • Public exhibition/reception: Boynton School, Southwest Detroit

 

Quinn AME Church Design and Neighborhood Revitalization Project

  • Semester, Fall 2002
  • Sponsor and funding agency: Quinn AME Church, Detroit
  • Project director: Professor Joongsub Kim, PhD
  • Project goal: Neighborhood revitalization, new church design
  • Award received: ACSA Robert Taylor Faculty Development Award sponsored by the Association of Collegiate Schools  of Architecture, Spring 2003
  • Publication: Featured in The Detroit News, October 2003
  • Public exhibition/reception: Focus Hope

 

How to Design an Ideal Community: Summer Program

  • Semester: Summer 2002
  • Sponsor and funding agency: Community In Schools
  • Project director: Professor Joongsub Kim, PhD
  • Project goal: Teaching African American children at Cerveny Middle School in Detroit about how to create an ideal community; conduction research on African American children's perspectives on their neighborhood and community revitalization.

 

The Linwood/Lodge Community Design Study

  • Semester: Spring 2002
  • Sponsor and funding agency: Linwood/Lodge Steering Committee (with Michigan State University)
  • Project director: Professor Thomas Barrie and Daniel Faoro
  • Project goal: Neighborhood revitalization
  • Public exhibition/reception: Focus Hope

 

Highland Park Residential Neighborhood & Affordable Housing Design Study

  • Semester: Spring 2001
  • Sponsor and funding agency: HV Devco, Inc. Highland Park
  • Project director: Professor Daniel Faoro
  • Project goal: Neighborhood revitalization, affordable housing

 

The Youth Village Urban Design Project

  • Semester: Spring 2000
  • Sponsor and funding agency: Northern Area Association, Detroit (with the Center for Urban Affairs, Community and Economic Development, Michigan State University)
  • Project director: Professor Thomas Barrie
  • Project goal: Neighborhood revitalization

 

The Orchard Lake Community Project

  • Semester: Spring 1998
  • Sponsor and funding agency: Pontiac Community Development Department and Pontiac Growth Group
  • Project director: Professor Thomas Barrie
  • Project goal: Neighborhood revitalization

 

Joongsub Kim, PhD, RA, AIA, AICP
Coordinator: The Detroit Studio Community Outreach Program
Coordinator: Urban Design
Associate Professor of Architecture
College  of Architecture and Design
Lawrence Technological University
Tel: 248.204.2928
Email: j_kim@ltu.edu