The original structure was built in the 1920s as two separate but connected hotels before consolidating in 1930 and ultimately being renovated into a 187-unit apartment building in the 1960s. The building closed in 2004 and remained vacant for nearly a decade.
In 2012, the right mix of design and funding sources united to save the building from demolition and renovate it into the Strathmore, an eight-story, 142,000 sf residential and retail space that has become one of the most desirable and popular places to live in both Midtown and the city of Detroit. Its mix of both market-rate and affordable apartments units received so much demand that all 129 one- and two-bedroom units were leased within the first six months of opening.
Bringing the Strathmore back to life through this renovation impacted residents by helping to shape the rising neighborhood and community of Midtown, employing a sustainable design while minimally impacting the surrounding land and creating a residential location that is accessible to a diverse range of people from different social and economic backgrounds.
- Interior Design
- Site Design
- Historic / Reuse
- Agency Review / Approval
- Architectural Lighting
- Architecture - Design and Documentation
- Construction Contract Administration
- Exterior Signage
- Facilities Assessment
- Historic Preservation
- Site Design
- Tax Credit Assistance
- MCCORMACK BARON SALAZAR
- DETROIT, MI
- MICHIGAN STATE HISTORIC PRESERVATION OFFICE 2017 GOVERNOR’S AWARD FOR HISTORIC PRESERVATION
- NATIONAL ORGANIZATION OF MINORITY ARCHITECTS 2017 HONOR AWARD FOR HISTORIC PRESERVATION, RESTORATION AND RENOVATION