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M1/DTW is a design studio and this is its archinect profile. We like to design things, namely objects, artifacts, identities, and spaces.
M1/DTW's clients range from emerging entrepreneurs to established cultural and educational institutions, with projects ranging from environments and adaptive reuse to business strategy and branding. Since its founding in 2000, the studio has completed over one-hundred commissioned works. and excels at delivering innovative projects to clients.
Recent projects include Signal–Return Press, Mills Pharmacy + Apothecary, and the Sugar Hill Arts District identity. Selected clients include the Pasadena Museum of California Art, 6 Salon, Cranbrook Art Museum, the University of Michigan Museum of Art, University of Kentucky College of Design, Alex Emilio Salon, and Shim-Sutcliffe Architects.
M1/DTW has received numerous awards for its work including I.D. Magazine’s Annual Design Review and a ‘50 Books’ award from the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) for one of the best designed books of the year.
M1/DTW is directed by Christian Unverzagt. He holds a Master of Architecture with distinction from the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) in Los Angeles and also studied at The Bartlett School at the University College London. He is currently a faculty member at Taubman College, where he is an Assistant Professor of Practice and teaches graduate design studios, seminars on representation, and is the faculty advisor for the student journal Dimensions. Unverzagt lives and works in Detroit.
1938 Franklin St. #204
Detroit, MI, US , 48207