Designs may bridge community, school life
From the South Oakland Eccentric
By Sandra Armbruster
As the saying goes, if you build it, they will come. But instead of a baseball field, in this case, five students at Lawrence Technological University in Southfield are talking about an area known to city of Southfield officials as the City Centre.
Generally speaking, that area is centered at Evergreen Road and Civic Center Drive, across from the Civic Center. It is filled with tall office buildings, a historic farm and, as it turns out, a lot of students from LTU and other universities and colleges in the area.
LTU students — including Mike Knoff, Erik Slagter, Deanna Hewitt, Abby Schroeder and Gena Briolat — are “always building stuff,” as Knoff put it. So faced with what they believe are things left wanting in the city’s central area, they devised a design competition. read more