DJDS | Love Building & Campus
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Love Building & Campus


Client: Allied Media Projects (AMP)

Program Partners: Detroit Justice Center, Detroit Narrative Agency, Detroit Community Technology Project, Detroit Disability Power

Project Type: Adaptive Reuse — 25,000+ SF


The Love Building and associated Campus buildings will form a new urban landscape in the Core City neighborhood of Detroit. At the core is a non-profit hub that supports over 100 social activist media organizations while the Detroit Justice Center and Just City Innovation Lab provide legal services for formerly incarcerated men and women and develop new justice innovations to see the end of mass incarceration. Spaces for conferencing and peacemaking are interwoven with arts/fabrication spaces to support building on the arts corridor developing in this area of Detroit, and support workforce development and arts programming in the county jails and prisons. It is a true hub for social impact.

DJDS worked with Allied Media Projects and four of their associated partners, including the Detroit Justice Center, to facilitate two workshops to visualize the new look and feel of the exterior and interior spaces for the building, as well as an expanded vision for a campus spread across the adjacent parcels. DJDS brought in global leaders in engineering, Arup, and Landscape Designer, Azzurra Cox, to support the creation of several aesthetic designs and financial models for acquiring the capital to build the vision.