The indigenous Native American Mound Builders of the Detroit River area framed the concept for the competition design. The proposed design for the riverfront site introduced mound-like circular two acre programmed landscape spaces and architectural elements. All new design elements respected the existing designs by famed sculptor Isamu Noguchi.
AIA Detroit Chapter – Urban Priorities Committee
Competition / 2013
Glenn LaRue Smith, Principal-in-charge
Vinson J. Camacho, Design Associate
Regina Irizarry, Junior Designer
With Smith + Murray studio