Dan Pitera, executive director of the the Detroit Collaborative Design Center (DCDC), and Virgina Stanard, DCDC design fellow, will give a presentation on DCDC philosophies, projects and achievements during its 20 years in conjunction with an Exhibit at the Detroit Public Library. The Detroit Collaborative Design Center (DCDC) is a multi-disciplinary, nonprofit architecture and urban design firm at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Architecture dedicated to creating sustainable spaces and communities through quality design and the collaborative process.
Dan Pitera, gave me my start in architecture. As a student at Cass Technical High School in Detroit, MI, I visited the University of Detroit Mercy's School of Architecture on a field trip. While there, Dan Pitera engaged us high school students in a discussion about The City of Detroit, architecture and what it means to design. It was my first introduction to the depths of architecture philosophy and the revitalizing power within the profession.
After graduating with my Masters degree in 2006, Dan Pitera invited me to co-instruct an undergraduate architectural design studio. Which then led to the opportunity to teach architecture graphics courses (Autodesk 3ds Max and Autodesk Revit).
Congratulations to Dan Pitera and DCDC!