Thompson Home

The Thompson Home is a new residence hall that opened at Wayne State in fall of 2017. HAA worked with Wayne State University to provide architecture and programming of the building.
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Architecture / Interior Design / Site Design / 2017


The Thompson Home is an innovative and colorful living space that brings aspiring artists and communicators to the same place to encourage collaboration and creativity. "

The Thompson Home was built as a result of a $10,000 donation made by Mrs. David Thompson in 1874 to provide a home for aged women. In 1884, the “the erection of an elegant and substantial structure, sixty by ninety feet, containing forty rooms” was completed. Designed by George Mason, one of the best-known architects of the period, the home is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places.

WSU purchased the building in 1978 and it recently was the home for the university’s School of Social Work. After the School of Social Work relocated in 2015, HAA investigated the feasibility of converting the facility into a residence hall.

The new residence hall is a living/learning community for sophomore, junior and senior students in the College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts. In addition to housing, the facility provides spaces for the students to practice, perform and collaborate.


  • Architecture
  • Interior Design
  • Site Design


  • Academic
  • Historic / Reuse
  • Housing


  • Architecture
  • Facilities Assessment
  • Feasability Analysis
  • Historic Preservation
  • Interior Design
  • Programming
  • Site Design
  • Space Planning




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