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Harley Ellis Devereaux wins 2015 Architectural Honor Award from AIA Detroit

September 14, 2015

Harley Ellis Devereaux wins 2015 Architectural Honor Award from AIA Detroit

Harley Ellis Devereaux has won a 2015 Architectural Honor Award in the Interiors Category from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Detroit for the Workplace Renovation of its Detroit, Michigan office.

The Architectural Honor Awards celebrate the best projects of 2014 in the Detroit area in the buildings, interiors, small projects, unbuilt projects and urban design categories.

The 22,000-square-foot renovation transformed the previously underutilized and disconnected environment into a space that is more purposeful and collaborative.  Project teams form and reform along a 250-foot-long spine that draws everybody in the process together, clients included.

“This was truly a full-service project — our architects and interior designers worked alongside the mechanical and electrical engineering team to create a new type of studio,” says Timothy Gawel, Associate and Studio Leader in the Corporate + Commercial Design Studio. “Our mission of ‘Advancing Your World…by Design’ helped our studio consider a design that supports new behaviors and an active culture. Our experience in working with leading creative and product driven organizations provided a strong perspective on how our teams work and the value of being connected to our projects and products.”

The architecture’s materials were selected to embrace the company brand and its national locations, while simultaneously creating something unique for the firm’s Detroit studio.

“Every aspect of the space speaks to our clients about our values and design capabilities,” says Michael Cooper, President and Managing Principal in the firm’s Detroit office. “The new Harley Ellis Devereaux workplace is a physical representation of our firm and is a visual representation of the bright future ahead of us.”

The firm received its award on September 24 at AIA Detroit’s Annual Celebration of Architecture event.  To learn more about the awards and winners, please visit AIA Detroit's website