Enriching Life

Architecture encourages cohesive, sustainable communities, increasing economic value, enriching experiences and adding beauty.

AIA’s 10 Principles for Designing Livable Communities support this.

Numerous architectural projects are occurring around Michigan that embrace these principles and enrich life.  We present some examples below, and encourage you to send more to info@michiganarchitecturalfoundation.org

Design on a Human Scale

Michigan Green Health Summit

Walking tours of Kalamazoo architecture

Provide Choices

Encourage Mixed Use

Historic fort on Detroit River may finally see renovations, find new life

In Pontiac, historic neighborhoods are key to city’s revival

Theaters transform as they look to regain their place at the heart of Michigan downtowns

Preserve Urban Centers

Vacant, not blighted; revitalizing Detroit

Coronado Apartments, Detroit MI

The Ashley and Strathmore Projects Hit the Jackpot, Reveal Renovation Deets

Mesmerizing Façade of 1400 Woodward

Historic White Horse Inn restaurant to be rebuilt in Metamora

Eaton Township plans to preserve 133-year-old Methodist church

Vary Transportation Options

Jefferson Avenue Streetscape Project

Build Vibrant Public Spaces

Virtual tour of Michigan State Capitol Building

Create a Neighborhood Identity

Parducci, The Man Who Made Detroit Beautiful

Facelift set for University of Michigan’s historic president’s house

Ann Arbor’s historic Old West Side maintains distinctive heritage, significant

Hometown Tourist: The Historic Doherty Hotel in Clare

Protect Environmental Resources

Conserve Landscapes

Belle Isle is officially a State Park

Design Matters

Two of the best architecture projects for 2013

Michigan house envy

Michigan Homes Win Best in American Living Awards