Utile goes to Detroit

Utile was thrilled to interview for the Detroit East Riverfront Framework Plan in Detroit, MI.  Among the 24 teams that submitted for the four hundred acre riverfront plan, Utile was one of seven that were chosen, including BJH Advisors in collaboration with  FXFOWLE, STOSS Landscape Urbanism with Studio Gang, Partnership for Architecture and Urbanism with Hood Studio, SOM with MDP-IHA and Mohsen Mostafavi, and Gensler with James Burnett. The jury was comprised of a nationally renowned panel including Maurice Cox, City of Detroit; William A. Gilchrist, City of New Orleans; Richard Hosey III, Hosey Development LLC; Jed Howbert, City of Detroit Office of the Mayor; Moddie Turay, Detroit Economic Growth Corporation; Mark Wallace, Detroit RiverFront Conservancy and Dorothée Imbert, Knowlton School at Ohio State University. While the competition is stiff, Utile is excited to be a part of the process and the potential transformation of the Detroit waterfront.

Read more about the project in the Detroit Free Press and on Curbed.

Images from top to bottom: 1) The study area for Detroit’s East River is over two miles long and half a a mile deep. 2) The future Jefferson Avenue  3) One primary question is what building types are appropriate to district density.