Durfee Community Innovation Center


The Durfee Community Innovation Center is a Life Remodeled project. The 143,000 square-foot Durfee building will be repurposed from a historic school building to a center focusing on entrepreneurial opportunities, education, and community. We are working directly with Think Detroit, HKS Architects, and Resurge Detroit to create co-working spaces within the innovation center where creative entrepreneurs can turn their ideas into a reality impacting change in Detroit communities.

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Project Manager

April Gizicki

Design Team

Steve Stroman, NCIDQ, LEED AP - with HKS Architects

Alexander Briseno AIA, NCARB, LEED AP - with HKS Architects

Rae Monchnik, Interior Designer - with Scott Monchnik and Associates


Floor Plans


Before Renovation