School News Archive

For more than a decade, the Leadership minor has been an important part of the college education for hundreds of UDM graduates. More than 500 students are enrolled in the minor each semester.

More than 1,000 graduates participated in four ceremonies during 2023 Commencement at University of Detroit Mercy on Friday and Saturday, May 12-13.

Angel Mangham has made her mark at Detroit Mercy and within the School of Architecture & Community Development. As president of the school’s chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architecture Students, she works to amplify the voices of Black architects.

Michael Ford’s love for music and community inspired him to found The Hip-Hop Architecture Camp, which blends his passions, while also empowering underrepresented youth to explore architecture.

Building on our 58-year heritage and our unique relationship with Detroit, we have completed a major transition. Beginning in the 2021-22 academic year, we are now known as the: School of Architecture + Community Development (SACD). But this is more than a name change.

Detroit Mercy wishes everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday season! Find University closure hours here.

Donald B. Taylor, Ph.D., will be inaugurated as University of Detroit Mercy's 26th president Friday, March 24 at 3 p.m. in Calihan Hall on the McNichols Campus.

The Detroit Institute of Arts has its own tradition of displaying ofrendas, and one of them included in this year’s display was created by Detroit Mercy Architecture student Arianna Carrera.

Detroit Mercy wishes everyone a happy Thanksgiving! The University will be closed Thursday, Nov. 24 through Sunday, Nov. 27 in observation of the holiday.

Thanks to a grant received from The Kresge Foundation and mutual partnerships with Grow Detroit’s Young Talent and Urban Neighborhood Initiatives, the Detroit Mercy School of Architecture & Community Development’s nonprofit community design organization, DCDC, was able to host a six-week high school summer internship program.

Detroit Mercy’s School of Architecture & Community Development along with Detroit Collaborative Design Center (DCDC) will host an exhibition, “Their Untold Stories: Black Landscape Architects Michigan Connection” as part of Detroit's Month of Design from Sept. 19-30.

Detroit Mercy students find more similarities than differences during the University's short-term study abroad program to Cuba.

Joseph Silveira has always been interested in what makes buildings special; in fact, it’s what brought him to Detroit Mercy.

Suchi Reddy, a 1991 graduate from the School of Architecture & Community Development, is receiving wide acclaim for two very different high-profile design projects – both developed during the pandemic – that have earned her praise and showcase in the New York Times for the innovative way they blend art, design and technology.

Donald B. Taylor, Ph.D., brings nearly three decades of higher education leadership in the areas of program development, accreditation, alumni relations, community partnership development, corporate and philanthropic fundraising success and commitment to adult/post-traditional students, international/global and online education, following decades as a researcher and educator at Catholic institutions.  

Beginning this 2021-22 academic year, we are now known as the: School of Architecture + Community Development (SACD). This is more than a name change. It marks years of work that centers on amplifying our social, economic and environmental justice-driven and student-centered approach.

After careful review and consideration of guidance from medical and public health experts, all University of Detroit Mercy students, faculty and staff will be required to receive a COVID-19 vaccine and be fully vaccinated on or before August 16, 2021.

Taylor Kile came to University of Detroit Mercy wanting to become an architect. After four years, she completes her undergraduate career knowing exactly how she can impact the world.