D MET Studio Wins First-Place Award for MCCI Office Design


mcci-office-detroit-collaboration-area2015 Detroit Home Design Awards recognizes office interior design aspects of MCCI Detroit headquarters, remodeled in 2014 by D MET

DETROIT, March 25, 2015D MET Architecture Studio was recently awarded first place in the commercial office interior category of the 2015 Detroit Home Design Awards. Presented by Detroit Home Magazine, the award recognized D MET’s interior design work for the MCCI (Mort Crim Communications, Inc.) headquarters, located in downtown Detroit’s historic Murphy-Telegraph building.

According to Detroit Home Magazine, the MCCI office integrates both classic and forward-thinking design elements, creating an environment that fosters creativity.

“This space unites stylistic elements appropriate to a classic, mid-century media company with a forward-thinking creative studio,” said Detroit Home Magazine in its description of D MET’s work. “The ‘creative studio’ is a nearly all-white, other-worldly space full of desks, informal meeting areas, two ‘phone booths,’ a conference room, and a visitor’s/employee lounge. Neatly tucked within the building’s poche are three editing suites, a recording booth, and a photo studio.”

mcci-office-detroit-enterenceMCCI President and CEO Terry Oprea relocated the company to its current Detroit headquarters in May 2014.

“We’d like to congratulate D MET founders Joel Schmidt and Elizabeth Skrisson on winning this prestigious award,” said Oprea. “The process of working with them as they developed a workspace that fit our company’s culture was an experience we truly enjoyed. D MET was able to capture the creative essence of our firm, and we couldn’t be happier with the final product.”

In addition to the features highlighted by Detroit Home Magazine, the MCCI office incorporates several other design elements that reflect its Southeast Michigan roots, including:

  • Re-planed wood flooring from Reclaim Detroit that came from reconstructed Detroit materials
  • Artwork from University of Michigan design and architecture entrepreneur Anya Sirota
  • A custom walnut board room conference table designed and created by Detroit’s Ali Sandifer Studio; and
  • A table in the kitchen area, custom-created by Alan Kaniarz of A.K. Services
  • Hosted by HGTV’s Nicole Curtis, the Detroit Home Design Awards were presented at The Fillmore in downtown Detroit. More than 600 design professionals and media were in attendance as D MET and other award recipients were honored.

    About D MET

    D MET is an award-winning, design-intensive studio located in Midtown, Detroit. As a full-service architecture and design studio, D MET brings a fresh sensibility to the beautification and revitalization of urban space. We specialize in an informed, collaborative design approach that combines artistic and academic insight with hands on professional experience. Since our opening in Midtown in 2010, D MET has been the Architect and designer for a multitude of game-changing projects (of varying types and scales) for clients who are the leaders and entrepreneurs of Detroit’s revitalization. With each project we seek to contest the adverse conditions of metropolitanism by creating thoughtful, community-centric spaces in resurging locations. The results are surprising, enlightened public spaces and buildings that respond to human and pragmatic concerns, while resonating with the neighborhoods in which they exist.

    About MCCI

    MCCI is an award-winning integrated marketing agency specializing in public & media relationssocial media, videoweb & digital and marketing &advertising. Founded in 1993 as Mort Crim Communications, Inc., MCCI serves a diverse range of clients across numerous industries, ranging from Fortune 500 corporations to cause-centered nonprofits. The MCCI team achieves extraordinary results through strategic, metrics-driven initiatives that set clients apart. Visit www.mccicorp.com.

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