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A historic building revitalized for innovation.


Working in partnership with Newlab, Michigan Central sought to repurpose the historic building – originally built in the 1930s as the city’s main post office and later used as a Detroit Public Schools Book Depository – to attract innovative businesses who are working at the intersection of mobility and society.

Tailoring the Solution

A space for collaboration and advanced technology.

The redeveloped building houses machinery shops, labs, mobility studios, exhibition and event spaces, and a café. With a robotics lab, prototyping spaces, metal and woodworking shops, along with studio, office and collaborative workspaces, the creative, fluid space is designed to flex for future needs supporting entrepreneurs, emerging technology companies, designers, and technologists. Our team was the interior architect and engineer of record for this transformative project.

The new space is home to an open platform concept where everyone from startups to Fortune 500 companies can come together to work on solving the world’s mobility challenges and discovering new technologies.