How I spent my summer

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After leaving the Detroit area for school, it feels great to be back Downtown and getting to design and build where all the rebuilding and revitalizing is happening. It is a very exciting city to work in as the reputation changes and the city develops.

As a perfect example, I spent the past couple weeks building a model out of basswood and foam core of an old hardware store in the rising trendy neighborhood of Corktown that is being redeveloped into a loft apartment for four tenants. This rebuild used some components from the initial building with a couple major changes to the front and side façade. I had the opportunity to design a couple different façade options along with Kevin and Shane’s guidance and we brainstormed different ways to make it look awesome and how to make them interchangeable. I enjoy getting the chance to work with people who love what they do and thoroughly understand the field of architecture and are so happy to discuss and share their knowledge.


I cannot wait to see what’s next!

Megan Simmons

Architectural Intern

Tom Holzer Ford Progress Update

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Construction is getting close to being wrapped up on the renovation for Tom Holzer Ford’s new Body Shop.  The new roof has been installed and the interior is being fit up with new high powered, energy efficient LED lighting and light pipes.  This collision center will house state-of-the-art painting equipment arranged according to the newest trends in lean-processing.  Final photographs will be taken once the warmer weather arrives.  A big thank you goes out to all the great people over at Tom Holzer Ford and the hard work of Bloom General Contracting for another successful project.