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Christian Unverzagt

M1DTW, Detroit

November 18, 2011, 5pm
209 Pence Hall (map it)

Christian Unverzagt is the design director at M1/DTW LLC, a nationally recognized, multidiscipinary studio operating at the intersection of design and cultural production. M1/DTW's built work includes a recording studio for grammy-winning musician Eminem, boutique spaces for 6 Salon, studios for DAVO Photographic, and workspaces for Richard Florida's Martin Prosperity Institute in Toronto. M1/DTW's print and identity clients include Sensitile Systems, Creative Class Group, 6 salon, Cranbrook Art Museum, Pasadena Museum of California Art, and the University of Kentucky College of Design (UK/COD). M1/DTW has received numerous award's, including I.D. Magazine's Annual Design Review and a '50 Books' award from the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA). In 2007, 6 salon was named 'Best Salon Design' in North America. M1/DTW's work has been published in Architectural Record, I.D., & Print Magazine, and exhibited in Los Angeles, Barcelona, Detroit, Austin, New York, and Boston.

Unverzagt is also an Assistant Professor of Practice in Architecture at Taubman College, where his teaching focuses on visual communication and interdisciplinary design methodologies. He is also the founding designer of the Michigan Architecture Papers, a publication series which has received numerous awards including a Series Award from the American Institute of Architects (AIA).