Stone Soap

HAA responded to a proposal to redevelop the site of the Stone Soap Building by seamlessly integrating it into the larger East Riverfront District fabric and culture, building upon the recent planning efforts commissioned by the City of Detroit and bolstering the City’s initiatives focused on creating “inclusive housing.” The resulting development brings the best of architectural design principles to Detroit’s urban industrial marketplace while mixing the old with the new to achieve a balanced design solution that will produce attractive residential choices as an impetus for the continued growth of the East Riverfront District.
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Architecture / Interior Design / Planning / Urban Design / Site Design / 2017


The development is envisioned as an amenity rich residential opportunity for people looking for industrial luxury."

Located just one block north of the Detroit Riverfront, the site is part of the East Riverfront District, an area where recent investment has turned a once unused industrial space into a popular, activated destination in the city.

The proposal looks to both revive this historic structure into 87 contemporary units of Class-A, market-rate and affordable housing choices and activate the area with 7,000 sf of ground floor grocery/market space while adding to the vibrant pedestrian experience that already exists in the East Riverfront District.

The development lays the groundwork for an amenity-rich residential opportunity for people looking for industrial luxury. HAA’s design reinvigorates the urban fabric using contextually-sensitive and sustainable design principles of nature and ecology, community connectivity, neighborhood experience, neighborhood engagement and equity.


  • Architecture
  • Interior Design
  • Planning / Urban Design
  • Site Design


  • Housing
  • Idea / Concept
  • Retail


  • Architecture
  • Cost Estimating
  • Design Guidelines
  • Feasability Analysis
  • Historic Preservation
  • Interior Design
  • Planning
  • Space Planning
  • Urban Design


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