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  2. 2. The Watermark Detroit  MI Multifamily Residential Luxury Condominiums Sales Center Design Project Designer   Lead Architect Renderer/Modeler 2006‐2008 $50 Million  Project on HoldThe Watermark development is designed to accommodate very distinct lifestyle preferences. Marinahomes are very large townhouse‐style homes, with views directly west over the adjacent Marina and todowntown Detroit beyond. These residences are connected to the main tower via large terraces whichbring lush landscaping and public space into the heart of the complex. River homes are large multi‐story units fronting directly on the river at the base of the tower, while on the top floor extra‐largepenthouse units hold commanding views of the surround area. Care has been taken to create acommunity feel among the various residences, while maximizing the connection of the complex withthe surrounding RiverWalk and park area. The exciting contemporary architecture of the structure withits highly articulated exterior façade blends modern materials and technologies into dynamicresidences that promote the goals of the burgeoning East Riverfront District. The Watermark
  3. 3. Left: Lobby RenderingRight: Lobby Rendering showing mail centerBottom:  Lobby Revision during project redesign  Top: Birds Eye View  SketchUp model after  revision to project.  Street  level townhouses were  removed to save on cost. Bottom: Riverfront Façade  SketchUp Model The Watermark
  4. 4. Top Left: Master bedroom Top: Typical City and Upper Right: Power room vanity Marina Townhouses  kitchen area.  Bottom Left  Open kitchens and optional wet bar created a built‐in luxury look.  Borrowed lite windows allow light  Bottom: Rendering of into the interior bedrooms. kitchen and glass windows Bottom Right:  Typical Unit Floor Plan.   overlooking the Detroit The unique design allowed for a large  skylineliving area to face to waterfront while.  Textured glass and wood panels allowed light into the two bedroom suites. The Watermark
  5. 5. The Durant Flint  MI Historic Preservation Adaptive Re‐Use Residential Commercial Space Parking Garage Project Architect Project Manager Completed 2010 $25 Million 2011 Governors  Preservation AwardThe Hotel Durant served as Flint, Michigan’s premier hotel for over 50 years. It was built in 1920 by theDurant Hotel Co., a partnership of local Flint business leaders and the United Hotels Co. In addition tobeing the founder of General Motors, William Durant was also a major investor in the hotel, and someargue that the project would not have been completed without his support. The building meetsseveral of the U.S. Department of the Interior’s criteria to qualify for the National Register of HistoricPlaces and is one of Flint’s most historically important and architecturally significant buildings.The building is now mixed use project containing apartments, art studios and commercial space. Thehistoric dining room and main lobby has been fully restored to their ornamental grandeur and will beused as a place of gathering and for art installations. Modern apartments with contemporary finishesgive Flint residents a fresh look at housing while attracting college students from the adjacentUniversity of Michigan Flint campus to live in the city. The Durant
  6. 6. Top and Bottom: The units have a fresh  contemporary look for market rate housing.   Pre‐painted walls give a more “lived in” feel  to apartments.Left: New Back entrance from parking garage.  The former ballroom was demolished to create a courtyard and appropriate sized development.Above: Restored Historical Hotel Lobby and Ballroom.  Completely rebuilt trim and plaster detailing. The Durant
  7. 7. Eastern Market Detroit  MI Market Hall: Shed 4 Lead Designer Renderer 2009 Shed 7: Grower’s  Terminal Project Designer 2011 Market Lofts (new)Constructed in the heart of the renovated Eastern Market campus will be the new Shed 4 Market Lead DesignerHall. In place of the existing Shed 4 and the public restroom building will be a multi‐functional building Project Architectcontaining a market hall, a cooking school, offices, and an incubator kitchen for new businesses. On 2009the main floor, the Market Hall stretches from north to south, reinforcing the central axis of theadjacent market sheds. A cooking school, demonstration kitchen, and restaurant will anchor the facilityand create a vibrant connection to the existing street retail Master PlanningThe renovation will also include two solar array structures to generate heat for hot water to the DesignerEastern Market campus to be mounted on top of the parking garage. In addition, a green roof will span 2009over the east side of the building to minimize storm water runoff and reduce solar heat gain. Thebuilding will also take full advantage of natural day lighting and stacked ventilation.When complete, The Shed 4 Market Hall will heighten the options available for Eastern Market patronsand its vendors. It will also allow the Market to expand its hours into weekdays, with the eventual goalof being open for business 7 days a week. Eastern Market
  8. 8. Opposite: Eastern Market Shed 4 RenderingOpposite Bottom:  Shed 7 Rendering of Future Grower’s TerminalThis page:  Shed 4 Market Hall. Eastern Market
  9. 9. Eastern Market Lofts: Situated within Detroit’s Eastern Market, this new construction project is a TERMINAL mixed use retail and apartment structure built to house small commercial tenants and urban dwellers that are key to making the public market a year round hot spot. Combined with other work on Eastern Market’s vendor Sheds, the Building 8 lofts will help to rejuvenate this uniquely dynamic urban site. The structure will be a precast and metal stud building with an underground parking garage. The building is scaled similar to the large market sheds and has an old‐building feel with modern amenitiesBLDG 8 and contemporary construction. Interiors will have a raw loft‐like appearance with exposed pre‐cast planks, wood floors and metal duct work. SHED 4 Opposite: Eastern Market  Master Plan Opposite Bottom:   Building 8  View with Shed  3, 4, and 5 Beyond. Right:  Building 8  night  view rendering. Eastern Market
  10. 10. Devon Building Detroit  MI Multifamily Residential Condominiums Adaptive Re‐use Project Designer Architect 3D Modeling 2009The Devon building, located on Watson Street in Detroits historic Brush Park neighborhood, is a 4 storyconcrete structure built in 1905. The buildings concrete façade is unique to the neighborhood but hasmany of the historical detailing that is common in this resurging neighborhood. The project willrenovate the buildings cramped interiors into a sustainable, modern residential condominium projectthat maintains the buildings historic character and provides expansive views of Downtown Detroitsunique skyline. Eco‐friendly features include geothermal heating, a wind turbine, day‐lighting, solarshading, energy recovery, and a green roof. The design pays homage the history of the building andsurrounding neighborhood by restoring its original exterior. Conversely, the interior will bemodernized with open floor plans, eco‐friendly systems and appliances, and expansive views of thecity. Large portions of the rear of the building will be removed to make space for a new garagestructure and an interior private courtyard. This selective demolition will also allow us to retain thehistoric façade but insert a sustainable sized development of only 4 residential units. The partialdemolition will illustrate the buildings past with leftover walls and foundations that define the outdoorcourtyard while providing a unique structure that shades the building interior in the warm summermonths. The intent is to allow the old to become a structure for the new. The Devon will illustratehow new and modern spaces can interact with the architecture of the past while celebrating the futureand rebirth of Detroit. Devon Building
  11. 11. Views of Courtyard.The Building originally spanned from front street to the Alley.  It was decided to removed over half of the building due to its failing structure, a need to provided garages and as a means to create a interesting dialog between new architecture and the deconstruction of dilapidated and outdated structures. Devon Building
  12. 12. NTH Consultants Novi  MI Corporate Offices Conference Center Site Development Project Designer 3d Modeling Space Planning 300,000 SFNTH Consultants LTD wanted to create a new campus‐like office complex and conference center fortheir executive headquarters in Novi/Northville Michigan. Since the client is an environmentalengineering firm, the project is to be a sustainable and educational facility. Utilizing daylighting,building overhangs for shading, bioswales, pervious paving, and other green technologies the buildingwould become a showcase for sustainable building in the metro area. The building was designed toallow water to run‐off into the site were it would be treated and reused for irrigation. Its shape alsoprotected it from harsh summer sun and provided a space for stacked ventilation. NTH Novi
  13. 13. STACKED VENTILATIONBUILDING SHADING AT SOUTH FACADESGROUND SOURCE GEO-EXCHANGE HVACWATER-FILTRATIONWATER COLLECTION FOR IRRIGATIONSOLAR ENERGY Opposite:  Views from  retaining pond and  Alternate color scheme of  Building Left:  Green building  technologies where  included early in the design  phase as the client was an  environmental engineer. NTH Novi
  14. 14. Riverfront District Detroit  MI Multifamily Residential Retail and Office Mixed‐use urban  redevelopment Project Designer 2005Located in Detroit’s East Riverfront district, Atwater Park was a study of how a large multi‐familyhousing and retail project could create a vibrant setting for a ‘walk‐able’ urban district. With over 300apartments and condominiums Atwater Park would create a catalyst for development along Detroit’snewly created waterfront district. The building’s striking modern architectural style would provide acreative backdrop for an active neighborhood full of shops, offices and homes. Utilizing fast three‐dimensional modeling and graphics, KDG was able to quickly show the client a way of articulating a verylarge development into a pedestrian scaled urban center while promoting and engaging the large openspaces of the Tri‐centennial State Park and Marina. Riverfront
  15. 15. Opposite:  Conceptual rendering for Tower complex and low rise mixed use building.  Above:  Early site plan study.  Residential in blue.  A large retail complex in red and parking garages in brown.Left:  Conceptual rendering of mixed use building and vibrant street facades. Riverfront
  16. 16. The Griswold – Capitol Park Detroit  MI Multifamily Residential Parking Garage Luxury Condominiums Redesigned as Offices Project Designer Lead Architect Currently on Hold Garage Completed 2007The Griswold offers a collection of 80 distinctive residences overlooking the City ‐ located next to thehistoric Book Cadillac Hotel and just one block west of Campus Martius. Each residence will offeramenities which today are only available downtown in this new development including covered on‐siteparking, floor‐to‐ceiling windows, and terrace balconies.Utilizing air rights and brownfield tax credits the Griswold will surge ahead as the first new constructioncondominiums within Detroit’s Central Business district. The building will sit above a precast parkinggarage to be built for the Book Cadillac and other future development in the Capitol Park area.After the condo bubble of 2006‐2007 the Griswold was redesigned as an 100,000 sf office building.Only the parking garage has been constructed but the client still owns the air rights and plans to revisitthe project soon as new construction apartments. The Griswold – Capitol Park
  17. 17. Top:  Alternate design for a  400,00 SF office building. Bottom:  Typical two‐story  condo Interiors.Top:  View From Capitol Park.  Completed as park of Capitol Park renovation study.Left:  Second story master suite  located in mansard roof. The Griswold – Capitol Park
  18. 18. The Auburn Detroit  MI Multifamily Residential Retail Project Designer Lead Architect Interiors 3D modeling Construction Docs Construction AdminThe Auburn is a mixed‐use project planned for a current vacant and blighted property located at the Under Construction southeast corner of Cass Avenue and Canfield Street in Detroit. The project scope includes the 2011demolition of the existing vacant structure, and the redevelopment of the site into 58 market‐raterental units with on‐site parking and 9,000 square feet of first floor retail. The site is located in theheart of Midtown, one block west of Woodward Avenue and just south of Wayne State University. Inaddition to being along the M‐1 Rail corridor, the site is directly on the planned Midtown Loop, the newgreenway and bike path which will link the district to the Dequindre Cut, Eastern Market and theRiverwalk. The Auburn addresses the growing demand for affordable and attractive housing as well aslocal and independent retail in the growing Midtown neighborhood. The Auburn
  19. 19. Above: Early renderings from Cass and Canfield Streets and a view of the Party Porch at the South façade.Left: Typical Unit Plan – Many unit studies were completed to find the most efficient, compact and livable unit possible.Opposite Top Right:  Second Floor Plan.  Opposite Bottom Right:  Early sketch rendering of a typical interior. The Auburn
  20. 20. Images used at the permission of Kraemer Design Group PLC.  All copyrights belong to the original owner.