Noir Design Parti

Documenting the work of Black Architects in Michigan

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Noir Design Parti  Saundra Little, AIA and Karen Davis Burton are co-owners of Noir Design Parti was  interviewed by Melissa Daniels of Architecture is Political Podcast. We talked to Detroit, firm ownership, entrepreneurship, SpaceLab Detroit and future projects.

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Starting the real conversations!

As part of Detroit Design 139 Inclusive Futures, Noir Design Parti convene a panel of the city’s Black women in architecture. Ten of Detroit's Black Women in Architecture shared their projects, triumphs, and views of the architecture profession at our Critique panel discussion.

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Storytelling the work of Black Architects

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Noir Design Parti is a "Spark"

Noir Design Parti and a story published by Curbed Detroit is sparking conversation about the history of African-American architects in Detroit.

Matthew Piper

For Years, Black Architects Have Been Underrepresented In Their Field. A Local Group is Trying to Change That.

CultureShift , LaToya Cross

Great to have Noir Design Parti as Knight Arts Corhort member and partnership between our two organizations. Black Bottom Street view enjoys the partnership.

Emily Kutil, Black Bottom Street View