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Compuware Building

A game changer for Detroit that transformed a desolate downtown into a welcoming destination

Detroit’s modern transformation began with One Campus Martius, called the Compuware Building when it opened in 2003. Its presence jump-started the economic reinvestment in Detroit’s downtown core. The design envisioned an entrance with outstretched arms embracing Campus Martius Park and the city beyond. The enormous front door creates a visual connection of transparency as a metaphor for rebirth of a vibrant commercial city. For two decades, the glass atrium and 14-story water sculpture have evoked an urban living room, attracting locals and visitors to gather and socialize. 

AWARDS
  • AIA Michigan Honor Award
  • Engineering Society of Detroit, Design Award
  • IIDA Michigan Interior Design Excellence Awards for: Creative Use of Architectural Details, Creative Use of Color, Creative Use of Lighting
  • Urban Land Institute Award of Excellence, Finalist