Location: Birmingham, MI
Project Area: 54,800 SF Lower Level Parking: 12,800 SF
Year Completed: 2010
The Greenleaf Trust building project revitalized a high-profile, formerly blighted corner lot in a designated Brownfield redevelopment area. The five-story, mixed-use building houses a restaurant on the ground floor, high-end office space on the second and third floors, and luxury residential units on the upper stories.
Situated at the convergence of three streets, the exterior is designed to present a landmark façade from all approaches. Elements from surrounding historic buildings blend with modernist touches inspired by the nearby Cranbrook Campus. A lively, contemporary atmosphere carries the architectural features from the exterior to the interior, while elegant walnut detailing and intricate porcelain mosaic tile floor patterns enhance the upscale interior atmosphere. Each detail of the project focuses on long-range planning and positive urban design.