Detroit is the most populous city in the state of Michigan and sits on the US-Canada Border. Its best known for its history in automotive, its architecture and design, art and music. The city has a hot-summer mid-humid climate because of the influence of the Great Lakes in its vicinity. This majorly influences the architecture of the region and contributes to the kind of material finishes, planning and activities of the designed place. Here is the list of the top 35 architects in Detroit.

Re-thinking The Future is a global platform for architecture and design. RTF along with our authors has curated a list of top architecture firms in various cities across the globe. Please note that the names are arranged in alphabetical order and are not ranked in any manner.

Architecture and Urban Design, Inc. | Architects in Detroit

Scope of services: Architectural Design, Master Planning, Interior Design, Urban Design and planning
Types of Built Projects: Business, Hospitality, Civil, Industrial, Community, Sports
Locations of Built Projects: Detroit
Style of work: hospitals, university design, Montessori, sports complex, community centre
Website: www.audpcarchitect.com

The firm believes that Architecture is an art and must and should make the best out of the resources available on the Earth. Community development is their key concern. 

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Western Michigan University © https://audpcarchitect.com/higher-education/

Archive Design Studio

Scope of services: Architectural Design, Interior Design, Photo documentation, Product design
Types of Built Projects: Residences, Industrial, Public places, adaptive reuse, historic preservation
Locations of Built Projects: Detroit
Style of work:  Community engagement in designing, apartments, performance centres
Website: www.archiveds.com

Archive design firmly believes in understanding the history of the place upon which they plan to build. The design process thus is a direct influence of the cultural context of the community and the place itself.

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Baltimore Sun ©http://archiveds.com/the-projects/

Anani Hollis Design LLC | Architects in Detroit

Scope of services: Architectural design, Interior design
Types of Built Projects: Commercial, Residential
Locations of Built Projects: Detroit
Style of work: single-house residences, resorts, wellness centres
Website: www.anahihollis.com

The firm specializes in floor plans, lighting plans and elevations, tile layouts, custom millwork and specification, 3-D models as visual aids, furniture design and selection, and fabric selection along with their conventional architectural designing. 

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Children’s playroom ©https://anahihollis.com/residential/childrens-playroom

Albert Kahn Associates

Scope of services: Architectural Design, Interior Design, Urban planning
Types of Built Projects: Industrial, Research, healthcare, education
Locations of Built Projects: Many locations
Style of work: testing centres, manufacturing campus, assembly facility, hospitals, clinics, offices, schools
Website: www.albertkahn.com

Albert Khan Associates believe that their clients majorly inspire the work they do. They are known for their award-winning designs and historic projects; Kahn takes pride in its ability to collaboratively create environments distinct to the needs of each client. their multi-disciplinary teams approach each project from a unique perspective to guarantee results. 

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Lawrence Technological University© https://www.albertkahn.com/projects-1

Centric Design Studio

Scope of services: Architectural Design, Interior Design, BIM(Building Information Modelling)
Types of Built Projects: Educational, healthcare, residential, recreational
Locations of Built Projects: Detroit
Style of work:  Sustainable design with LEED approval, multifamily residences, art gallery
Website: www.centricdesignstudio.com

Centric Design Studio have four principles that are applied in the design process of all their projects. There describe it as being – ecocentric, client-centric, idea centric and BIM centric. 

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Lakeridge village © http://centricdesignstudio.com/?portfolio=lakeridge-village-inc

Detroit Collaborative Design Centre 

Scope of services: Urban Design
Types of Built Projects: Neighborhood design,
Locations of Built Projects: Detroit
Style of work:  Community centric design, community development projects
Website: www.dcdc-udm.org

The Detroit Collaborative Design Center based out of the University of Detroit Mercy School of Architecture is a non-profit urban design firm that aims at creating sustainable spaces of quality through collaborative processes. 

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Wall painting undertaken by the firm © http://www.dcdc-udm.org/projects/

DLZ | Architects in Detroit

Scope of services: Architectural Design, Landscape, water resource management, Engineering
Types of Built Projects: Residential, Industrial, Public works, Civic, Commercial
Locations of Built Projects: Detroit
Style of work:  Transportation facility, Sustainable projects with LEED certification, Fire stations
Website: www.dlz.com

DLZ is a multi-disciplinary firm that caters to various needs such as LEED Certification, ADA Assessment, Material testing, construction inspection, store prototypes and sports complexes. 

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Hinesville youth soccer complex © http://www.dcdc-udm.org/projects/

GHA Design 

Scope of services: Interior Design
Types of Built Projects: Retail, commercial, hospitality
Locations of Built Projects: Canada, USA
Style of work:  cafes, restaurants, shopping complexes, store design
Website: www.ghadesign.com

GHA Design is expert in the storefront, retail design. Their exclusive focus has been to design for shoppers and shopping in general. Their designs have international recognition and describe themselves as being are very hands-on with their projects.

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Time out market © https://www.ghadesign.com/food-destinations/time-out-market/

GraphicSignal InT. LLC

Scope of services: Interior Design, Architecture design, graphic design
Types of Built Projects: commercial, hospitality
Locations of Built Projects: Detroit
Style of work: Signages, graphic design, wayfinding, markets, restaurants, prototype design
Website: www.grafficsignals.com

Graphicsignal ensures a 3D model can solve every problem in design before being constructed on-site. They promise a consumer experience in their commercial projects and have a variety of ranges with respect to the scale of the projects they work on. 

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Burger 8 Store © https://grafficsignals.com/Burger8

Great Lakes APG 

Scope of services: Manufacturing Architectural products
Types of Built Projects: Commercial
Locations of Built Projects: Detroit
Style of work: Furniture design, Layout planning, Acoustic design
Website: www.greatapg.com

Great Lakes provides a wide range of services from manufacturing to product design. They specialize in furniture design and a variety of products to choose from. Acoustics design and products associated with it is an area of their expertise. 

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Sencha furniture design © https://www.greatapg.com/copy-of-divide-it?lightbox=dataItem-jgh91cdl
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Anusha Kiran is an Architecture Student from Bangalore who frequently dances, seldom sketches, is always seen with a book in hand and terribly misses playing basketball.

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