Christina Heximer teaches a DCDC-sponsored design studio and MCD 5060 Introduction to Physical Development. She is also the Associate Director of the Detroit Collaborative Design Center (DCDC) at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Architecture. Christina received a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from Miami University and a Master of Architecture and a Master of Social Work with a focus in community organizing and social systems from the University of Michigan
Christina has worked at the DCDC for the past twelve years, developing a participatory design process and master plan for the Claytown community in southwest Detroit and programming for the Mercy Education Project. She also helped shape and define DCDC’s participatory community design process over the years. Her research focus is in community development, participatory community design methods, and social justice as it relates to the physical environment.