Christian Hurttienne Architects

Christian Hurttienne Architects

Detroit, MI


Brush Park Developers Name Visionary Architectural Consortium to Design Detroit’s Largest Residential Development in Decades.

By CHArchitects
Dec 3, '15 2:30 PM EST

DETROIT, December 2, 2015—Historic and contemporary architecture will blend in dynamic fashion in Detroit’s Brush Park neighborhood as five accomplished architecture firms, recruited from across the country, will design nearly 400 new contemporary residential units including town homes, duplexes, carriage homesand apartments. The architects will also design the renovation of four historic mansions. Brush Park Development Company (BPDC) was named the developer of the historic 8.4-acre Brush Park neighborhood earlier this year. The architectural firms selected for this project include:

Hamilton Anderson AssociatesDetroit, Michigan

Christian Hurttienne Architects, Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan

Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects (LOHA), Los Angeles, California

Merge Architects, Boston, Massachusetts

Studio Dwell, Chicago, Illinois

“The firms were chosen for their innovative work in urban neighborhoods across the country. Each has thoughtfully designed contemporary architecture within historic contexts,” added Samuel Thomas Jr., Partner, Brush Park Development Company, and longtime Detroit real estate developer.

The initial Brush Park development will consist of a four-block area designed to be a catalytic neighborhood for Detroit – a contemporary neighborhood that celebrates history, sustainability, community, and social inclusion. 

The walkable, high-density community is only a few blocks from the M-1 RAIL line, which will link Detroit’s Central Business District, Midtown Detroit and the entertainment district. 

Work on the new residential construction homes is scheduled to begin in the spring of 2016. The renovation of the Ransom Gillis House at 205 Alfred is complete, while work on the three additional historic homes is scheduled to continue throughout this winter. For more information, visit