Congratulations to the 10 winning
businesses selected for the 2018
Commerce Design Detroit Awards!

 

Ten winning projects, selected among a pool of 18 finalists, and 37 total submissions, were announced at a special Award Ceremony on Thursday, October 25th at the Garden Theatre on Woodward in Midtown. The recognitions, accepted jointly by representatives of each project’s ownership and design teams, include physical awards for each contributor, a storefront window decal (pictured left) for the project, and a host of promotional support aimed at driving new business for both the owners and designers.  A People’s Choice vote is now open to allow the public to select their favorite from among the 10 winning businesses, and all 10 will be featured in a very special Drinks x Design Crawl on December 1st in partnership with the Detroit Experience Factory. The Design Crawl will offer three different tours, each visiting four of the ten winning businesses, offering guests the chance to do some holiday shopping (or dining!), while also supporting outstanding local businesses! More details on the DxD Crawl will be available soon—stay tuned to Design Core, AIA Detroit, and Detroit Experience Factory social media channels for more info!

The ten winning projects selected for the 2018 Commerce Design Detroit Awards include:

 

Advance Plumbing and Heating Supply Company

(Midtown, Detroit)
Submitted by owners Jeffrey, Joshua, and Justin Moss,
and Design Team D-Met Studio

View the Advance Plumbing and Heating Supply Co. Video here or vote for the People’s Choice here!

 

 


Detroit Foundation Hotel

(Downtown, Detroit)
Submitted by owners Aparium Hotel Group and 250 Larned LLC,
and Design Team McIntosh Poris Architects

View the Detroit Foundation Hotel video here or vote for the People’s Choice here!

 

 


FOLK Detroit

(Corktown, Detroit)
Submitted by owners Kiki Louya and Rohani Foulkes,
and Designer Chris Stefani of CL Stefani Co., with Jessica Janda Design, CH Architects, and Donut Shop

View the FOLK Detroit video here or vote for the People’s Choice here!

 

 


House of Pure Vin

(Merchant’s Row, Detroit)
Submitted by owners Regina Gaines, Andrea Dunbar, and Terry Mullins,
and Designer Christian Unverzagt of M1/DTW

View the House of Pure Vin video here or vote for the People’s Choice here!

 

 


Kuzzo’s Chicken and Waffles

(University District)
Submitted by owner Ron Bartell,
and Designers Joshua Smith of Who’s That? and Jessica Janda of Jessica Janda Design,
with Fonath Architects and Shari Gamlin

View the Kuzzo’s Chicken & Waffles video here or vote for the People’s Choice here!

 

 


Lumen Detroit

(Beacon Park, Detroit)
Submitted by owners DTE Energy and Lumen Detroit,
and Design Team Touloukian Touloukian Inc
with Saroki Architecture, LivingLAB, Illuminart, and Republic

View the Lumen Detroit video here or vote for the People’s Choice here!

 


New Order Coffee Roasters

(Brush Park, Detroit)
Submitted by owner Elizabeth Rose,
and Design Team Et al Collaborative and Unsold Studio

View the New Order video here or vote for the People’s Choice here!

 

 


Sfumato Fragrances

(Midtown, Detroit)
Submitted by owners Jane Larson and Kevin Peterson,
and Designer Paul Karas of Ware MFG

View the Sfumato video here or vote for the People’s Choice here!

 

 


TAKOI

(Corktown, Detroit)
Submitted by owners Philip Kafka and Chef Brad Greenhill,
and Designer Ishtiaq Rafiuddin of Undecorated

View the TAKOI video here or vote for the People’s Choice here!

 

 


The Commons

(Islandview, Detroit)
Submitted by owners Ezekiel Harris of MACC Development,
and Design Team Laavu Studio,
with Ndubisi Okoye and BohoModern

View the Commons video here or vote for the People’s Choice here!

 

 


The People’s Choice vote is open now through 11:59pm on Sunday, November 11th, and can be found at this link.

On behalf of AIA Detroit and Design Core Detroit, along with out Presenting Sponsor Bank of America and supporting sponsors Hudson Webber and NEI, congratulations again to all of our finalists and submitting businesses! Applications will open in March 2019 for the next round of the Commerce Design Detroit Awards.