Detroit Month of Design
Paradise Valley: Designing a Commemorative Cultural and Entertainment District Paradise Valley was a thriving business and entertainment district adjacent a densely-populated African-American residential area in Detroit, known as Black Bottom, from the 1920s to 1950s. Located on the near-east side of downtown, Black Bottom was where a majority of Detroit’s African-American population lived, while Paradise… Read More
Michael Ford Uses Hip-Hop Culture to Introduce Underrepresented Youth to Architecture and Design
After earning a master’s in architecture from the University of Detroit Mercy in 2006, Michael Ford’s first job offer came from Hamilton Anderson Associates, an esteemed, Black-owned local studio. “I had the blessing of Rainy Hamilton, someone from the community looking to make sure that African Americans have a real chance to work at a… Read More
Meet Meghan Diecchio, Director of Landscape Architecture!
Meghan joined Hamilton Anderson Associates in 2017 as a project landscape architect. Her career started on quite a different path. Out of college, after a stint abroad, she joined the National Crime Prevention Council in Washington, DC. “I was working on grant-funded research and training projects related to school violence and bullying prevention. And I… Read More