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Joel Schmidt

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Joel Schmidt is a licensed architect and resident of Detroit. His teaching at Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning focuses on integrated building design and construction.

Mr. Schmidt received a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Michigan and a Master in Architecture from Harvard University.

Mr. Schmidt has practiced Architecture in Massachusetts and Michigan and has amassed an impressive resume of over 11 years of professional work at award-winning design firms. His background includes employment at Brian Healy Architects, Kyu Sung Woo Architect and Bruner/Cott Associates.

Currently, Mr. Schmidt practices as a sole proprietor, as a partner in D MET design and in collaboration with Von Staden Architects in Birmingham, Michigan. His professional work - which shifts frequently between interior design, architecture and community planning - probes issues related to metropolitan growth, disinvestment and reinvestment. It explores design parameters that bring about a richer understanding of the connections between people, places, materials, and cultures.

Mr. Schmidt has taught design at the Boston Architectural Center and was a Graduate Teaching Assistant at the GSD.