• MArch

    A. Ryan Coleman
    Alix Daguin
    Aubrey Davidson
    Benjamin Leavitt
    Blake Hudelson
    Cesar Adrian Lopez
    Clara Tresgallo
    Clarissa Urquico
    Dane Bunton
    David Fredlund
    Desiree Fox
    Edgardo Peña
    Garrett Ryan Miller
    Greg Baker
    Hadit Mejia Castro
    Jaime Pangelinan
    Jasmine Zhou
    Kenneth Lin
    Kristina Kotlier
    Lawrence Davidson
    Lee Seon Hou
    Matthew Arnold
    Michael Atherton
    Mulhem Khogeer
    Nastaran Mousavi
    Osma Dossani
    Philip Jones
    Sarah Lucy Estephan
    Tammy LePham
    Zachary Moore

  • A. Ryan Coleman - CCA Graduate Thesis Events

    A. Ryan Coleman

    The Story of  Dr. Ossian Sweet's House
    Deconstruct and Reveal Dr. Ossian Sweet's House
    Deconstruct and Reveal Dr. Ossian Sweet's House
    James Couzens House By Albert Kahn: Circulation Separated by Class
    James Couzens House By Albert Kahn: Spaces Separated by Class
    Recombing Detroit's Histories: A New Architecture for Detroit
    Recombing Detroit's Histories: A New Architecture for Detroit, Section
    Recombing Detroit's Histories: A New Architecture for Detroit, Interior
    Recombing Detroit's Histories: A New Architecture for Detroit, Interior

    The Story of Dr. Ossian Sweet's House

    Rhino, Maxwell, Photoshop

    Deconstruct and Reveal Dr. Ossian Sweet's House

    Rhino, Maxwell, Photoshop

    Deconstruct and Reveal Dr. Ossian Sweet's House

    Rhino, Maxwell, Photoshop

    James Couzens House By Albert Kahn: Circulation Separated by Class

    Rhino, Maxwell, Photoshop

    James Couzens House By Albert Kahn: Spaces Separated by Class

    Rhino, Lasercam, Model: Acrylic, Museum Board

    Recombing Detroit's Histories: A New Architecture for Detroit

    Rhino, Maxwell, Photoshop

    Recombing Detroit's Histories: A New Architecture for Detroit, Section

    Rhino, Maxwell, Photoshop

    Recombing Detroit's Histories: A New Architecture for Detroit, Interior

    Rhino, Maxwell, Photoshop

    Recombing Detroit's Histories: A New Architecture for Detroit, Interior

    Rhino, Maxwell, Photoshop

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    Deconstruct and Reveal Dr. Ossian Sweet's House thumbnail
    Deconstruct and Reveal Dr. Ossian Sweet's House thumbnail
    James Couzens House By Albert Kahn: Circulation Separated by Class thumbnail
    James Couzens House By Albert Kahn: Spaces Separated by Class thumbnail
    Recombing Detroit's Histories: A New Architecture for Detroit thumbnail
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    aryancoleman@gmail.com

    Thesis Abstract

    Detroit is undergoing unprecedented deletion of its architectural fabric and with it vital histories are erased. It is essential that the traditional narratives are deconstructed and recombined to include the voices of those on the margins, people of color, immigrants and women. The agency of the architect lies in utilizing preservation strategies to generate new ways of seeing.
    Listed in the National Register of Historic Places Lafayette Park is a high rise residential neighborhood east of Downtown Detroit. Designed by Mies van der Rohe Lafayette Park was planned in 1946 to replace the ‘Black Bottom’ neighborhood which was considered a slum.
    Lafayette park erased a significant part of Detroit’s history. In the early 20th century large numbers of African-Americans migrated from the South in search of work in Detroit. Considered unwelcome in ‘White’ Neighborhoods they found their home in the ‘Black Bottom’ . The Black Bottom was home to many thriving businesses, Jazz clubs and vibrant communities.
    To bring forth the hidden historic narratives embedded in this site the tectonics of the Lafayette Park Towers present an opportunity to elevate and showcase the multiple histories of this site. Using the experiential and spatial qualities of both the Black Bottom and Lafayette Park and recombining them we can develop a new architecture for Detroit. This form can be used as a laboratory for new social engagements, one in which all the communities of Detroit can be heard.