Our New Name

Many of you know us as The Detroit Hotel Project. It’s served us well, but it’s time to get to the real business now. Thanks for looking at our new website. Our [...]

Oh My Shipping Containers!

We will be building 36 hotel rooms, the co-working and event space all from repurposed shipping containers. A first and logical question people ask is: Why new construction? [...]

Finding the Right Stories

We’ve been talking all year about collecting stories from the people of Detroit and partnering with people who are already busy doing this work. We are excited [...]

3/15/12 Workshop Summary

On March 15th at University of Detroit Mercy in partnership with the Detroit Collaborative Design Center, we invited students, local entrepreneurs, developers, [...]

Why Participatory Design?

Participatory Design has roots in 1960’s Scandinavian design projects involving trade union workers. It was actually called cooperative design and intended to [...]