AIA Detroit would like to recognize the contributions made by Emerging Professionals. By calling for both academic and professional works, this exhibition hopes to shed light on critical research, important conversations, diverse portfolios, and impactful work that Emerging Professionals contribute to the profession both here in the city of Detroit and beyond. Selected work was displayed at both the 2017 Celebration of Architecture as well as the Detroit venue for the 2017 AIA National Leadership Institute.

Projects were solicited in three major categories:



The jury was comprised of members of the AIA Detroit’s Executive and Emerging Professionals Committees and had full discretion in reviewing projects to be included in the exhibition. Projects were judged in a blind format without consideration for author, affiliated academic institution or professional firm.



The 2017 Future Focus Emerging Designer Spotlight was generously sponsored by AIA Detroit, Brightwood Architectural Education, and dPOP Design!



The following projects were featured in this year’s exhibition. Click on the boards below to learn more about each submission.