Christina Heximer

Christina Heximer
Adjunct Professor and Associate Director, Detroit Collaborative Design Center


  • Introduction to Community Development

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Christina Heximer co-teaches MCD 5060: Introduction to Physical Development, and she is the Associate Director of the Detroit Collaborative Design Center at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Architecture. Ms. Heximer received a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from Miami University. She also received a Master of Architecture and a Master of Social Work with a focus in community organizing and social systems from the University of Michigan. She has worked at the Detroit Collaborative Design Center for the past nine years.

While at the Design Center she has worked on a number of projects including a participatory design process and master plan for the Claytown community in southwest Detroit and program space for Mercy Education Project, a program providing after-school tutoring, summer enrichment, GED preparation and life skills support to women and girls in Detroit. While at the Design Center she has also helped develop the organization's participatory community design process. Her research focus is in community development, participatory community design methods and social justice as it relates to the physical environment.