By Wesley Sims
Executive Vice President & Chief Financial and Operating Officer
SDG Associates, LLC
In tribute to the amazing father and founding architect, Howard F. Sims, FAIA, his son Wesley and SDG Associates, LLC are excited to announce the creation of Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History building block sets. These unique custom interlocking blocks celebrate the rich history of Howard Sims as well as the magnificent museum that his firm, known as Sims-Varner and Associates at that time, designed in the late 1990’s.
This custom set includes a commemorative booklet, and lets you build the iconic museum and prized landmark of Detroit’s cultural landscape. A limited number of sets are available at the Charles H. Wright museum gift shop for purchase.
Please help us to celebrate one of Michigan’s oldest minority architecture firms, and a Detroit based business for over 50 years, as we memorialize on of its most famous works into the realm of Legomania!
A 3D visualization and virtual production company, Wolf VR’s mission is to visually capture their client’s imagination, looking through their eyes, and transform their desires into reality. They’re proud to be part of Detroit’s revitalization.
Founder and owner, Michal Catari holds a degree in architecture and has years of construction experience. See a video of Wolf VR’s work and their website here.
SpaceLab Detroit is pleased to welcome Louis Fisher and his firm Architecture & Urban Design, PC to our shared office environment. Louis believes that architecture is art that makes a difference in people’s lives – art that must be useful and make good use of the limited resources of the Earth. A&UD has been a part of Detroit’s evolution and reconstruction for nearly two decades, and continues to provide architecture with the assistance of creative and culturally diverse staff that reflect the strength of our community. Read more about Architecture & Urban Design, PC on their website.
Headquartered in Ohio, Berardi + Partners is a full service, multi-disciplinary Architecture, Interior Design, and Engineering firm with over 40 years of experience. We’re happy to announce that they’ve opened their first Michigan office in SpaceLab Detroit. See more about the firm and their projects on their website.
Bryan Cook, who leads the Detroit team, is also president of the Detroit Chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects.
Photos, top right: Latrice Harrison, Bryan Cook, George Berardi – Design Strategist and Managing Partner, and Chris Bruzzese – Director of Operations and Partner; bottom: Morgan Embtly, Latrice Harrison, Bryan Cook, and Mariam Okunlola