Detroit info_PDF’s

Detroit trip info in PDF form below:


Things to Do and Places to Eat


Maps Compiled


Detroit Extended – Sunday, February 23rd [Cranbrook, Ann Arbor]

Sunday, February 23rd


Chicago via Cranbrook

11:30 am Meet at Cranbrook Art Museum

39221 Woodward Avenue, Bloomfield Hills

Student Admission $4

My Brain Is in My Inkstand: Drawing as Thinking and Process

The Islands of Benoît Mandelbrot: Fractals, Chaos, and the Materiality of Thinking

Waylande Gregory: Art Deco Ceramics and the Atomic Impulse

w/ late lunch at Zingerman’s Deli in Ann Arbor

422 Detroit Street, Ann Arbor




Chicago via Toledo

12:00 pm, Meet at Toledo Museum of Art, SANAA Glass Museum

2445 Monroe Street at Scottwood Avenue

Admission Free

Detroit Itinerary

Detroit Itinerary and Points of Interest

Friday, February 21st

Depart IIT 6:30 am (CST)

Students are responsible for coordinating car pools. Faculty will meet students in Ann Arbor.


Arrive University of Michigan 11:30 am (EST)

Tour School of Architecture and meet w/ students

Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning

University of Michigan

2000 Bonisteel Boulevard

Ann Arbor, MI

[Park in lot off of Fuller Road near Bonisteel]


Points of interest:

University of Michigan Museum of Art [open 11am-5pm]

Zingerman’s Deli [422 Detroit Street]


Depart University of Michigan 1:00 pm

[Grab lunch on route to Detroit]


En route to rendez-vous 2:00 pm meet at Michigan Building Parking Garage [1926]

Renaissance Style Parking Garage

220 Bagley Street

[Corner of Bagley Street and Grand River Avenue, limited street parking available]

Meet in lobby of Michigan Building Offices (do not enter from garage). Faculty will direct you to stair entry. Limited to ten minute visit.


Arrive Detroit Public Library 2:45 pm, Top Floor at the Detroit Collaborative Design Center Exhibition


Introduction to the City by Charles Cross [Landscape Architect and Urban Designer, DCDC and Faculty of University of Detroit Mercy School of Architecture]


5201 Woodward Avenue. [Across from the Detroit Institute of Art]

Main Entry is from Cass Ave.

Street Parking available or park in parking structure off of Putnam Street.


Presentation will be across the hall from the exhibition on the upper level.


Tour City 3:45 pm, depart library

a. Packard Plant/Bloody Run [East Grand Boulevard and Concord Street] Street Parking available


4:30 pm

b. Heidelberg Project [3600 Heidelberg Street, Detroit]


5:15 pm, meet at Mies Memorial [in strip mall]

c. Lafayette Park miesdetroit [1561 East Lafayette Street, Detroit]

[Park in strip mall parking lot, memorial is between the two strips, we’ll meet there and walk to the town homes together]


6:15 pm

d. Michigan Central Train Depot (abandoned rail station), 16th Ave. and Lacombe Drive [Roosevelt Park]

Street parking available


6:30 pm, Third Year Social Hour/Debrief

e. Practice:Space practicespace

2801 14th Street, Detroit, Street parking available


7:00 pm, Brief presentation by Justin Mast about practice:space and Rebecca Bucky Willis about Bleeding Heart Design


Dinner on own


Saturday, February 22nd

9:00 am

Meet at Eastern Market Offices, 2934 Russell Street, Detroit

Dan Carmody, President, Eastern Market Corporation will speak to us about the Institution’s mission and vision.


10:45 am 

Meet at Belle Isle Aquarium (1904 designed by Albert Khan)

8109 E Jefferson Ave., Belle Isle, Detroit (1880s Frederick Law Olmsted)


Drive through Boston Edison Neighborhood

140 Edison, Detroit [Eastern Portion: between Woodward Ave. and the Lodge Freeway: on Boston Boulevard, Longfellow and Edison Ave.]


12:30 pm

13100 Klinger Street, Detroit

Powerhouse Productions / Skateboard Park / Design 99

skateboard park

the power house


1:00 pm Lunch


See pdf list of suggested locations.


2:30 pm

Detroit Institute of Art (Diego Rivera)

5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit

Meet at Group Entry at 2:30 pm. Bring $5 cash for entry. Street park or park for $6 in garage at Warren/John R. (Structure #3)


MOCAD (alternate)


4:30/5:00 pm Return to Chicago


En route back consider:

The Alley Project, Avis Street between Elsmere and Woodsmere, Southwest Detroit


Some Hotel Suggestions:

1.  + / – $100.00

Hampton Inn & Suites Detroit/Airport-Romulus

31700 Smith Road

Romulus, Michigan, 48174

TEL: 1-734-595-0033


2. + / – $150.00

Adoba Hotel Dearborn

( formerly a Hyatt Regency )

Post Modern hotel designed by Charles Luckman

600 Town Center Drive

Dearborn, Michigan

Tel: +1 313 592 3622


3. Detroit Youth Hostel

Accommodations available for 12-14 total (book online asap)

$27.00 person/night


4. Embassy Suites Detroit Metro Airport


8600 Wickham Road, Romulus, Michigan, 48174, USA



5. Holiday Inn Express

$200 +/- suite

1020 Washington Blvd.

Detroit, Mi



6. The Inn on Ferry Street

$189 +/-

84 East Ferry Street

Detroit, Mi



7. Airbnb–MI


8. Roberts Riverwalk

1000 River Place, Detroit, MI 48207


 9. Hotel St. Regis Detroit

3071 W Grand Blvd, Detroit, MI 48202
(313) 873-3000