Enseignant à l'université de Detroit Mercy, architecte




School:           Cranbrook Academy of Art

Department of Architecture

Location:         Bloomfield Hills, MI

Degree:           Master of Architecture (MArch)



School:           University of Detroit Mercy

School of Architecture

Location:         Detroit MI

Degree:           Bachelors of Architecture (BArch) w/ a Certificate of Business (Minor)



School:           Politechnika Warszawska Wydział Architektury

Location:         Warsaw, Poland

Study:             Politechnika Warszawska -U. of Detroit Mercy Architectural Exchange


Titles I had at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Architecture:

Instructor: 2012-14

Adjunct Faculty: 2005-2011


Director of Second Year Studios 2011-2014

Director of Media Committee, 2011-2012

Polish Exchange Coordinator, 2011

Laser/Model Lab Director 2014


Teaching (university of Detroit Mercy)


Courses taught by master

AR1300 2ND Year Design Studio, 2010-2013

AR1400 2ND Year Design Studio, 2012-2014

AR2100-2400 Vertical Design Studio, 2010

AR2100-2400 Warsaw International Design Studio, 2011

AR2160 Computer Aided Design (3-d integration), 2005-2010

AR1160 Introduction to Computer Graphics, 2010

AR3710 Graphic Design/Advanced Visual Communication, 2011

AR5710 Graphic Design/Advanced Visual Communication, 2011

AR5780 Graphic Design/Advanced Visual Communication, 2012  


Coaching and mentoring students

2014/2013/2012 – Director / mentor of the annual week long University of Detroit Mercy Design Camp which is intended to introduce high school students to architecture and architectural education. As Director (2013) the program double the attendance from the previous year.


Participation in the management of masters and doctoral schools

Director of Second Year Studios 2011-2014

Director of Media Committee, 2011-2012

Polish Exchange Coordinator, 2011

Laser/Model Lab Director 2014


Participation in networks of national or international training

Continuing Education Required for Architectural Licensure


Productions : scientific output


Selected Conferences / Lectures


I’m One Of Many Opportunistic Selfish/Less People (2014)

w/ Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture de Grenoble 


Pittsburgh; Hill tops High Tops (2013, 2014)

w/ Pittsburgh Design Center and UDM SOA; Pittsburgh, PA


Drinks X Design: Red Bull House Of Art + Design Talk (2013)

w/ Drinks X Design; Detroit, MI


Passion Places – Architecture of Making Out (2013)

w/ Pecha Kucha; Detroit, MI


Wolf Point; Loop-d-loop (2012)

w/ Chicago architectural Foundation and UDM SOA; Chicago, IL


Buffalo Architecture to Youngstown, Cleveland, and Detroit (2011)

w/ University of Buffalo SUNY Buffalo, NY


Detroit, Overwhelming Optimism (2011)

w/ The Architectural Association School of Architecture., Diploma 11 London, UK


Community Benefits – Calimera Park (2011)

w/ College of Creative Studies; Detroit, MI


American Architecture and Culture – Pittsburgh, PA/Falling Water (2011)

w/ Politechnika Warszawska Wydział Architektury; Pittsburgh, PA/Falling Water


American Architecture and Culture – Columbus, IN/Cincinnati, OH (2011)

w/ Politechnika Warszawska Wydział Architektury; Columbus, IN/Cincinnati, OH



WARNING; Explicit Content – Ruin Porn! (2010)

w/ Chicago Architectural Foundation; Detroit, MI

Shrinking City / Micro City. (2010)

w/ The Architectural Association School of Architecture. Diploma 11; Detroit, MI


Detroit Up and Down; Edge Explorations (2010)

w/ University College London and Westminter University London; Detroit, MI


Detroit, Overwhelming Optimism (2013)

UDM SOA, Fridays @ 5 Series; Detroit MI


GD Intensive – Graphic design for Architect Series (2011-2012)

UDM SOA; Detroit, MI


Introduction to Architecture Series; Portfolio, International, Research (2011-2014)

UDM SOA; Detroit, MI


Visiting Critic


 Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture de Grenoble (2014)

            Instructors: Multiple


AA London (2011)

            Instructor: Shin Egashira Diploma 11


University of Buffalo SUNY (2011, 2013, 2014)

Instructor: Multiple (graduate and senior review)  


Cranbrook Academy of Art, Dep. of Architecture (2008,2009,2010, 2012)

            Instructor: William Massie


University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (2008)

            Instructor: Erik Hemingway


University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture (2009)

            Instructor: Lars Graebner


Lawrence Technological University

            Instructors: Meaghan Barry and Lilian Crum (2012)

Instructor: Peter Beaugard (2008)

Instructor: Jeremy Ervin (2008, 2009)


University of Detroit Mercy



Architural design : selected projects


Selected Works



Project:           Red Bull House of Art - Apartment renovation

Location:         1551 Winder, Detroit Eastern Market

Description:     Interior Design and construction management for Artist in resident living and gallery space that will be the venue for a new national artist in residence focused on bringing new perspectives to the Detroit art/culture scene.


Project:           Selden Standard

Location:         3921 2nd Avenue 48201 Detroit

Description:     In construction; the owners’ vision is to continue to challenge the everyday food experience in Detroit. The 5,200 space continues the growth of the energy of Midtown south toward the central business district.  


Project:           Supino's Pizzeria Expansion

Location:         Detroit Eastern Market

Description:    The expansion of a new staple pizzeria in the Eastern Market food district.


Project:           NoName Restaurant

Location:         1301 Broadway Detroit

Description:     In Progress; the restaurant will focus on the programming of a new type of social space developing in the city center; the public alley. The kitchen will play two roles: the food program for a small 47 seat restaurant and the programming of temporary and permenat outdoor green alley venues.


Project:           St Vincent Office Conversion and Renovation

Location:         Detroit Corktown

Description:     The renovation of this 1970’s era Catholic school into upstart office space begins to address the lack of affordable space for young professional service providers in the cities core.



Project:           Inner State Gallery and 1xRun office conversion

Location:         Eastern Market Detroit

Description:     Design for a street art gallery and office space for a unique art distribution network. The project was drawn to the Eastern Market from a suburban community by the developing artist network of the Market.



Project:           Edible Hut

Location:         Calimera Park - Detroit, MI

Description:     A Collaboration w / three local artists to create a pavilion located in an underdeveloped Detroit park. The focus of the programming was to provide a space for food education and provides the roof surface as garden space for the neighborhood.


Project:           El Barzon

Location:         SW Detroit, MI

Description:     City zoning consultation and design for a Mexican/Italian restaurant in and underserved community.



Project:           Red Bull House of Art

Location:         1551 Winder, Eastern Market Detoit, MI

Description:     The design for a 14,000 art gallery and artist incubator that houses six rotating local Detroit artists. The program has become a leader in the promotion of the local art scene by keeping vigilant on creating an authentic experience for all of the participants.


Project:           Astro Coffee

Location:         2124 Michigan Ave Corktown Detroit, MI 48216

Description:     The design of a new cultural hub for the up and coming Corktown community inspired by the client’s vision of bringing a humble but quality coffee/food program to Detroit.


Project:           Gratiot Facade Renovation

Location:         Detroit Eastern Market

Description:     Historic Renovation of the facade for meat packing facility Historic documentation and drawings for the restoration for an world-renowned artist inspired by Detroit.


Project:           Private Residence

Location:         Livonia, MI

Description:     The design of a 1,200 sf addition to a single family home. The project incorporates LEED inspired passive and active energy system upgrades for the home.


Project:           Boggs Educational Center

Location:         Eastside Detroit, MI

Description:     Site selection consultation for a new charter school inspired by the community of Grace Lee Boggs leadership.


Project:           Spiral Collective

Location:         West Willis District Detroit, MI

Description:     The design of a storefront, interior design and fundraising propaganda for an existing locally owned art gallery and gift shop.



Project:           Roosevelt Park Master Plan, Pro Bono Design and Fabrication

Location:         Corktown Detroit, MI

Description:     A collaboration the city, community leaders and designers for the restructuration of a park located in front of the long abandoned Detroit Train Station. 


Project:           Slows To Go

Location:         Midtown Detroit, MI

Description:     Design and development of the expansion of a successful Bar BQ restaurant to include take out and catering services.


Project:           Re: View Contemporary Courtyard

Location:         Midtown Detroit, MI

Description      The design for an outdoor gallery space to display art and design objects for a local gallery and design store.


Project:           Brother Nature; Farms with Front Porches.

Location:         Detroit, MI

Description:     Development of an urban tree orchard and farm that includes innovative outdoor classrooms focused on teaching entrepreneurial courses to urban youth. In Progress.


Project:           Detroit Deconstruction;

Description:     Strategy / Software Design. Develop software and databases to be utilized in the scheduled deconstruction of up to 10,000 abandoned homes for the city of Detroit.


Exhibitions / Installations



Community Collect, University of Detroit Mercy School of Architecture Faculty Exhibition

UDM School of Architecture Gallery - Detroit, MI



Building Spaces, University of Detroit School of Architecture Alumni Exhibition

UDM School of Architecture Gallery - Detroit, MI



Tree-tops, Installation

Red Bull House of Art – Eastern Market – Detroit , MI


Slow Ride, Sit-able Signage; Design and Install,

Slows To-Go - Detroit, MI



Trash Receptacle; Year in Re: View,

Re: View Contemporary Gallery @ TechTown - Detroit, MI


Trash Receptacle; Disturbed Sleep - Grand Opening,

Re: View Contemporary Gallery - Detroit, MI


Roosevelt Island; Community Design and Install (Phase 2),

Roosevelt Park, Corktown - Detroit, MI


NCAA Storefront facilities (2); AIA Detroit,

Woodward Avenue - Detroit, MI


Substructure; Art ... A Catalyst for Change ?,

Daimler Financial Services - Farmington Hills, MI


HiPo V2.1; Design Show,

Mezzanine Gallery - Detroit, MI


HiPo V2.1; Design Show,

Detroit Artist Market - Detroit, MI



Roosevelt Island; Community Design and Install (Phase 1),

Roosevelt Park, Corktown - Detroit, MI


Foundation; Cranbrook Degree Show,

Cranbrook Art Museum - Bloomfield Hills, MI


Substructure 08;

Private Collection - Bloomfield Hills, MI


Hair Pool; Collaboration Architecture Department,

Forum Gallery - Bloomfield Hills, MI


NYHC; University of Detroit Mercy Alumni Exhibition,
UDM School of Architecture Gallery - Detroit, MI


Disturbance; University of Detroit Mercy Faculty Exhibition, UDM School of Architecture Gallery - Detroit, MI



Necessity; Necessity Mother of all Invention,

Forum Gallery - Bloomfield Hills, MI


Saarinen's T-Shirt; Legacy: Juried Show - Saarinen's Vision,

Forum Gallery - Bloomfield Hills, MI


Inhabit; Collaboration,

Forum Gallery - Bloomfield Hills, MI


Subtraction: Addition of Space; RISD / Cranbrook Collab,

DPW Abandoned Building in Eastern Market -. Detroit, MI


HiPo Video; Annual Cranbrook Chair Show,

Forum Gallery - Bloomfield Hills, MI



Hipo; Street seating installation,

Street signs located in Detroit and Birmingham, MI


Yarns; Collaborative Event Space,

Fan Fair - Bloomfield Hills, MI


Interaction with the social, economic and cultural


Partnerships with socio-economic actors

Corridors Alliance; Founding member of local Detroit non-profit group focused on developing a Community Benefits Agreement around a new NHL hockey arena development. The resulting efforts lead to the establishment of an advisory board and a series of public input and design charrettes.

Red Bull House or Art Board; Design adviser for an artist residency that focuses on giving support to the local Detroit art scene to give exposure to the artist and the city as a creative place.

Cranbrook Academy of Arts Alumni Circle Member Committee; Acting member of a committee of the Board charged with developing strategies of Alumni engagement into art based communities throughout the world.

Roosevelt Park Conservancy; (2009-2011) Visioning and public input for the sustainable development of a neglected city owned park. While active, participated in funding and outreach efforts that lead to the construction of 3 phases of the park.

AIA Urban Priorities Committee; 04-06

Participation in the dissemination of scientific culture N/A

Productions and achievements with non-academic partners N/A

Articles in professional or technical journals, books for professionals:

2011-2014 - Faculty Adviser for the Dichotomy Architectural Journal at the University of Detroit Mercy


Heidgerken, Tadd and Resnick, Noah. "Roosevelt Park. Grass Roots Initiatives" The Plan. December 2010, p. 128-130.


Cary, John and Public Architecture eds. The Power of Pro Bono: 40 Stories About Design for the Public Good by Architects and Their Clients. New York: Metropolis Books, 2010 pg 96-99


Here & Now: The 2008 Graduate Book of Cranbrook Academy of Arts. Bloomfield Hills, MI: Cranbrook Academy of Arts, 2008


Grand Museum of Egypt; International Architectural Competition. The Egyptian Ministry of Culture, 2003


Contribution to standards

The development, through the participation with the Corridors Alliance, a preliminary draft for the citywide Community Benefits Agreement that is in process of being developed by the Detroit City Council.

Software and design tools for decision support N/A

Patents, licenses: N/A

Prototypes N/A

Trademarks N/A

Events contributing to the dissemination of scientific culture

Collaboration with cultural institutions (museums, etc ...)

Participation in expert committees

Awareness Workshops


“CBA The Game"; Developed a physical modeling tool in the form of a wooden block style children’s game that was utilized for community engagement and education surrounding the new publically funded arena District.


Highlights of your activities in missions other than research   :


- Representation of UDM and City at the Holcim Awards

- Laser Lab set up

- Media Committee Chair