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Unverzagt Receives AIA Michigan and Detroit Honor Awards

Clockwise from top left: Floyd HQ (showroom), 6 Salon Pop-Up (installation), Water Street Coffee Drive-Thru (exterior), Oakridge Dental Center (reception).
Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Christian Unverzagt, an associate professor in architecture, recently received several awards through his Detroit-based firm, M1DTW. Unverzagt is the firm’s founder and design director. Each of the teams for the award-winning projects were led by Unverzagt and composed entirely of Taubman College alumni.

The firm received an AIA Michigan Honor Award for the headquarters of Floyd Inc., a 3,200-square-foot office and retail space renovation within an existing warehouse building in Detroit’s Eastern Market. Floyd Inc. is an online furniture company co-founded by Kyle Hoff, M.Arch ’12. Learn more about the project.

AIA Detroit Honor Awards went to Oakridge Dental Center (Building Category) and 6 Salon (Pop-Up) (Small Projects Category). In addition, Oakridge Dental Center and Water Street Coffee Drive-Thru received an M-Award for Excellence in Masonry Design from the Masonry Institute of Michigan and AIA Michigan.

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. 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 more than 100 commissioned works.

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