Who we are

studio[Ci]’s Mission 

studio[Ci] is committed to relevant, sustainable change in communities large and small. We offer innovative, rigorous, transdisciplinary design services and are small enough to provide individual attention and focus, but big enough to produce and deliver. We serve with integrity, quality, and high ethical standards. We are committed to developing young and emerging talent and engaging diverse collaborators, constituencies, and partners. studio[Ci] relies on technology, but is guided by expertise and compassion. We enjoy our work and are ready to grow!

Who we are  

studio[Ci], LLC is a Detroit based/headquartered/WBE business. Founded in 2008 and incorporated as an LLC in 2013 as a Detroit-based WBE, DHB, DSB. We are a small but mighty transdisciplinary design collaborative, creating deliverables which rival the largest and most recognized urban design and architecture firms. We operate on a transdisciplinary model, with a core staff of 3-5 and expanding our capacity with contractors based on the disciplinary knowledge and expertise required for each project. We match senior staff with the contributions and professional development of young and emerging creative talent in Detroit.  Our clients include municipalities, conservancies, for- and not-for-profit entities, and community groups.

Our team brings extensive experience in conducting design alternatives analysis and proposition based on consensus values, metrics and direction. We synthesize diverse data sets and inputs, evaluate multiple contextual settings (natural, physical, cultural, etc.), and overlay performative characteristics for infrastructural and programmatic systems in a variety of land use settings. We are skilled at designing and facilitating meaningful community engagement, and are National Charrette Institute (NCI) certified.

Our transdisciplinary design services include:

  • Resilient Public Realm and Waterfront Development
  • Community Solar, NZE Structures, Homes,  and Businesses
  • District and Corridor Plans and Frameworks
  • NZE Planning, Analysis, and Infrastructure
  • Geo Design, Analysis, and Data Visualization