ROSSETTI transformed the empty, ground-level space of the historic Federal Reserve Building in Detroit’s Financial District into a modern sushi restaurant called Maru Sushi. The design team looked to the surrounding context for materials and design inspiration. Specific remnant elements, such as the original terrazzo floor, clay fire block walls and defunct revolving door were intentionally integrated for their character to tell an unwritten story. The notion of a fisherman’s “cast net” became the driver for the rest of the design and captured the ethereal qualities of the Maru Sushi brand. Materials were selected and forms were developed to parallel the adjacent lobby, but with added layers and modifications to create a warm and relaxing environment. 


Detroit, Michigan