King Street Community Center
CLIENT: King Street Block Club
Design in process for King Street Community Center in Detroit’s North End neighborhood. Drawing on the client’s expertise and passion for historic restoration, the design centers around collaboration, creative restoration techniques, and material reuse to create a welcoming, adaptable, and inspiring neighborhood hub for all kinds of community programming. The  main space will remain open, allowing for a variety of events and seating configurations. Along the back wall, built in cabinetry creates storage and a kitchenette for community use, while movable shelving and furniture allow for flexible storage and partitions.

The exposed masonry walls are given a plaster treatment at the base, topped with a picture rail and a curtain rod to create an adaptable interface.

The old choir loft is reimagined to accommodate coworking or small group meetings.  The mezzanine will also feature a curtain partition for optional privacy from the main event space on the first floor.

Elise DeChard, Pilar O'Hara

Contractor: TBD

Structural Engineer: Metropolitan Structural Engineers & Associates