Design Competition

This competition is a three-staged selection process to choose a world-class landscape architecture and/or urban design team to enhance and enliven the Detroit Institute of Arts' exterior campus and to take elements from that design and extend them beyond its grounds to physically connect to the surrounding arts and cultural institutions.

Led by the Detroit Institute of Arts and Midtown Detroit, Inc., we seek an urban and landscape design strategy and connection framework to realize the vision of a gathering place that welcomes everyone and establishes connections between our arts and cultural institutions--inspiring an inter-connectivity between our institutions and our citizens.


Watch the live video stream of the 8 semifinalist design team presentations on June 13-14.

Detroit Institute of Arts and Midtown Detroit, Inc. choose eight finalists for Plaza Connections project

REGISTER HERE for the June 13-14 Public Presentations for the eight finalists