Noir Design Parti Storefront Exhibit at West McNichols in Detroit

After wrapping up the National Organization of Minority Architects 50th Homecoming Conference which included our pilot Architects BUILD Wiki Edit-a-Thon, Saundra Little and Karen Burton of Noir Design Parti decided to drive over to McNichols Road and Prairie Street in Detroit to see the recently installed storefront Black Architects exhibit sponsored by Live6 Alliance, Detroit Collaborative Design Center (DCDC), and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Noir Design Parti Storefront Exhibit at McNichols & Prairie in Detroit

The storefront exhibit pulls from Noir Design Parti's more extensive showcase of Michigan's Black Architects. As viewers drive or walk by, they can see images and narratives of a few architects who have practiced in Detroit - from Donald White, Michigan's first Black licensed architect to Noir Design Parti's own Saundra Little.

The more detailed exhibit is on display at Live6 Alliance's Neighborhood HomeBase at 6426 W. McNichols. Both installations can be viewed through November 2021. We appreciate Ceara O'Leary of DCDC and Caitlin Murphy of the Live6 Alliance for coordinating the installation of the exhibit and our upcoming Architects + Developers panel discussion on November 18.

We captured our excitement when first viewing the storefront exhibit in this Facebook post.

Saundra and Karen of Noir Design Parti at our Storefront Exhibit at McNichols & Prairie in Detroit