Unverzagt (M1DTW) Wins AIA Michigan Interior Design Award

Christian Unverzagt, an associate professor of practice in architecture, recently received an AIA Michigan Honor Award for Interiors for the Oakridge Dental Center in Rochester Hills, Michigan, through his Detroit-based firm, M1DTW.

Unverzagt is the firm’s founder and design director. The project team included Taubman College graduates Thomas Affeldt, B.S. ’06, M.Arch ’11; Kerry Conway, M.Arch ’16; and Genevieve Doman, B.S. ’15, M.Arch ’18.

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; clients include Water Street Coffee, 6 Salon, FLOYD, Motor City Soap, The Platform, Cranbrook Art Museum, Samsung, House of Pure Vin, and Signal-Return.

In 2020, Oakridge Dental Center received an honor award from AIA Detroit in the Building category, and an M-Award for Excellence in Masonry Design from the Masonry Institute of Michigan and AIA Michigan.

In addition to Unverzagt’s 2021 design award from AIA Michigan, four Taubman College alumni received the organization’s most prestigious individual honors. Learn more here.

From the Oakridge Dental Center project: