Anniversary Celebration Events

Detroit Collaborative Design CenterWednesday, 2/5/2014

DCDC 20th Anniversary Exhibition/Reception
Detroit Public Library (Main Branch) Strohm Hall
5201 Woodward Avenue, Detroit
5:30 p.m. - Open Reception
6:45 p.m. - Program

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The reception will include a display of the great work the Detroit Collaborative Design Center (DCDC) has accomplished locally and nationally over the past 20 years. The program will feature remarks by Luther Keith, Director of Detroit ARISE, and a DCDC anniversary video. The evening will include hors d’oeuvres provided by select local restaurants.

Note: The exhibit will be on display at the Detroit Public Library from Feb. 5 - March 6. From March 10-30, the DCDC exhibit will be on display in the UDM Student Fitness Center on the McNichols Campus.


Dan PiteraWednesday, 2/12/2014

DCDC 20th Anniversary Lecture
Detroit Public Library (Main Branch) Strohm Hall
5201 Woodward Avenue, Detroit
6:00 p.m. - Lecture

Dan Pitera, executive director of the Detroit Collaborative Design Center (DCDC), and Virginia Stanard, DCDC design fellow, will give a presentation on DCDC philosophies, projects and achievements during its 20 years in conjunction with the Exhibit at the Detroit Public Library.


Past Events

Architecture 50th Anniversary Friday 9/6/2013

Architecture 50th Anniversary "TRUCK [stop] 50" Picnic
McNichols Campus, Fisher Fountain - Noon - 2 p.m.
6 Food Trucks + Music by the ERODERS
Featuring: The Mac Shack, Peoples Pierogi Collective, Jacque’s Tacos, Ned’s Travelburger, Green Zebra, and Treat Dreams

Sponsored by Chrysler Group LLC


UDM School of Architecture 50th Anniversary Alumni ExhibitionFriday 9/20/2013

Alumni Exhibition Opening
Warren Loranger Architecture Building, UDM McNichols Campus
6 - 10 p.m. Reception
In conjunction with the Detroit Design Festival’s “Light Up Livernois” Event, the SOA hosted an open house and the initial opening of our 50th Anniversary Alumni Exhibition. The show included 162 posters of work submitted by 123 Architecture alumni.


Anniversary Keynote Lecture James TimberlakeThursday 9/26/2013

Anniversary Keynote Lecture
James Timberlake '74, FAIA
Warren Loranger Architecture Building, UDM McNichols Campus
5:30 p.m. Reception
6 p.m. Lecture


UDM School of Architecture 50th Anniversary Ribbon-cutting ceremonyFriday 9/27/2013

Architecture Studies Ribbon-cutting Ceremony
Warren Loranger Architecture Building, UDM McNichols Campus

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Blessing and official opening of renovated studios on the second floor of the building. The program recognized lead donors Steve and Beth Pagnotta as well as other donors to the studio campaign.


UDM School of Architecture 50th Anniversary DinnerFriday 9/27/2013

50th Anniversary Dinner
Detroit Athletic Club

241 Madison Avenue
Detroit, MI

6:30 p.m. Cocktail reception
7:30 p.m. Dinner and Program with Awards Presentations:

  • Warren Loranger ’51, Distinguished Alumni Award
  • Bruno Leon (posthumously), Founders Award

UDM School of Architecture 50th Anniversary Anniversary Mass, Open House with Building Tours, and Alumni/Student Work ExhibitSaturday 9/28/2013

Anniversary Mass, Open House with Building Tours, and Alumni/Student Work Exhibition
Warren Loranger Architecture Building

UDM McNichols Campus

10 a.m. Mass
Mass celebrants: Rev. Gilbert Sungera, S.J, Assistant Professor of Architecture, and Rev. Terence Curry, S.J., former director of Detroit Collaborative Design Center

11 a.m. Open House Building Tours and Alumni/Student Exhibitions.
Light Refreshments.