DTE Salvation Army

Built in 1938, the iconic Art Deco structure sits at a critical location both as a gateway to the DTE campus as well as the greater Detroit Central Business District. Its unique architectural character and quality of construction made it an ideal candidate for adaptive reuse and provided the opportunity for the project to catalyze future growth in the area.
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Architecture / Interior Design / Site Design / 2015

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HAA conducted an in-depth feasibility assessment of the former Salvation Army building and provided recommendations which ultimately led to the purchase of the building by DTE Energy"

HAA conducted an in-depth feasibility assessment of the former Salvation Army building and provided recommendations which ultimately led to the purchase of the building by DTE Energy and its conversion to provide additional office space for the company’s expanding campus.

The renovation of the existing building and surrounding site capitalizes on its historic character while maximizing the efficiency and flexibility of the new office space. The site design provides connections to the existing campus and a dynamic outdoor space that responds to the building in form and rhythm. The exterior façade is restored to its original appearance while new marquee lighting and vision glazing provide visual identity both inside and from the street. The historic lobby is kept intact and contrasted against new contemporary interior finishes, a new elevator, and new mechanical and technology systems that support an active office environment. The project maintains high efficiency standards throughout both the building and side, demonstrating DTE’s commitment to sustainability and urban stewardship.

Disciplines

  • Architecture
  • Interior Design
  • Site Design

Type(s)

  • Historic / Reuse

Services

  • Agency Review / Approval
  • Architecture
  • Blue / green infrastructure
  • Civil Engineering
  • Construction Contract Administration
  • Interior Design
  • Site Design
  • Stormwater Management

Client

  • DTE ENERGY

LOCATION

  • Detroit, MI
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