Christian UnverzagtAssociate Professor of Practice in Architecture
Christian Unverzagt is the Design Director of M1DTW, a nationally recognized, multi-discipinary studio is engaged in expanding the boundaries of practice through the design of objects, artifacts, identities, and spaces.
M1DTW's clients range from emerging entrepreneurs to established cultural and educational institutions, with projects ranging from environments and adaptive reuse to business strategy and branding. Since its founding in 2000, the studio has completed over one-hundred commissioned works. Select clients include Water Street Coffee, 6 Salon, FLOYD, Motor City Soap, The Platform, Cranbrook Art Museum, Samsung, House of Pure Vin, and Signal-Return.
Unverzagt has received numerous awards for his work including AIA Michigan Honor Awards, I.D. Magazine’s Annual Design Review, a NAHA for Best Salon Design in North America, and a ‘50 Books’ award from the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) for one of the best designed books of the year.
Unverzagt received an M.Arch with distinction from the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) in Los Angeles, studied at the California Institute of the Arts (Cal-Arts) and in Unit 12 at The Bartlett, University College London. Unverzagt is a long-time resident of Lafayette Park, Detroit, where he is an active member of the community, helping steward the neighborhood’s legacy of design while fostering awareness and discussion of its contemporary condition.