Rendered section view of residential building

Published: 2023

/ Student Work

St. Agnes Plaza

St. Agnes Plaza, located in La Salle Gardens, is situated in a traditional heritage neighborhood characterized by intergenerational living and improvised urbanism. This dwelling culture is evidence of the people of Detroit making the best of a lack of public space, social and transportation infrastructure, and insufficient housing stock. The project takes inspiration from and hopes to extend this positive dwelling culture native to Detroit. Recognizing and reinforcing the existing multigenerational and neighborhood block dwelling culture of Detroit, characterized by the porch as a public space.


Ivan Gort-Cabeza de Vaca, Xiucheng Zhu and Yanyu Liu


Laura Peterson and Charlie O’Geen