(post co-authored with Julia Jovanovic) Through her research, student Julia Jovanovic discovered that in Canada one in five individuals has, is or will suffer a mental health problem. It equates to 15% of the healthcare burden but has only 6 % of the health care budget. Of particular concern to Julia was the fact that […]
Food accessibility, quality, and quantity in Detroit is often a topic of student interest in this studio. They are frequently concerned about alarming reports of obesity and poor public health in the city, as well as the preponderance of fringe food retailers (gas stations, liquor stores, convenience shops, dollar stores, and other small mart type […]
Each year the Jefferson-Chalmers neighborhood holds their ‘Jazzin’ on Jefferson’ Festival, a two-day celebration of music and community. This year, with the support of the Jefferson East Business Association and the AIA-Detroit Urban Priorities Committee, a new element was added to the festival: pop-up businesses and galleries in currently-unused storefronts on a one-block section of […]
Last month brought the end of the semester, and another evening of sharing between the students and several guests, including LTU President Virinder Moudgil, numerous studio alums, and some of the local agents partaking in the student projects. Kudos to the students: Scott Barnes, Matthew Brown, Michal Burshtein, Peggy DeVos, John Galwaa, Lillian Kusmierz, Matt […]
Awareness of various forms of autism has increased in recent years, but the impacts of the built environment on those with this affliction – particularly children – is not frequently addressed in design studios. In his project for the Autism Collaborative Center, student Mike Neuhalfen investigated specific activities that people with autism struggle with. Through […]
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