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Federal Reserve Building


Detroit’s Federal Reserve Bank sat vacant for a decade before Bedrock Real Estate Services purchased the building. The classic revival style building annex, which was designed by Minoru Yamasaki, presented opportunities and challenges. 

ROSSETTI re-imagined the dark corridors and small offices into an open, light-filled ground floor space for retail with eight floors of modern offices. ROSSETTI also designed its own offices on the 4th floor, based on an urban studio loft concept. The office is space planned into a series of open, collaborative workplace scenarios. A lab for design ideas, the design deconstructs the building to celebrate its bones through natural patinas such as distressed wood, concrete and metal.

The design of the Quicken Loans’ Fulfillment space in the basement plays up a quirky underground theme with an expose of the original vaults, mechanicals and garage wrapped in bright, motivational colors. The porous and transparent building is now integrated into its downtown environment.