Hamilton Anderson Associates Helps Design Historic Woodward Avenue Hudson’s Site

Minority-owned firm to work on proposed development of Detroit's tallest building

By Black PR Wire

Hamilton Anderson Associates (HAA), a multi-disciplinary Detroit-based design firm, will help design one of Detroit’s most historic sites, in partnership with New York City-based SHoP Architects. The preliminary design and plans for the site of the former J.L. Hudson’s Department Store (Hudson’s Site) were presented by Bedrock to the Downtown Development Authority (DDA), which approved a timeline for the groundbreaking of the development by December 1, 2017. (Black PR Wire)

“In its heyday, Hudson’s was a premier destination in the heart of downtown. After the flagship store closed in 1983, the structure would bring back fond memories of a vibrant Detroit,” says Sandra Laux, Project Architect, HAA. “We now have the opportunity to be a part of creating unique, new architecture in one of the few vacant sites downtown.”

Retail, residential, parking and an experiential destination focusing on technology, arts and culture will be among the amenities for residents and visitors alike. The proposed 52-story building is estimated to include:

    250 residential units totaling 441,500 gross square feet

    A nine-story podium comprised of 733,823 gross square feet of mixed use, commercial, office, technology, arts and culture space

    Three stories below grade featuring additional commercial space on one level with 700 parking spaces on the other two levels

The plans for the new, 52-story, 734-foot transformational development will make it the tallest building in the city. The nine-story podium and residential tower that rises from the podium will total 1.2 million gross square feet and will offer 700 parking spaces underneath the structure. The development will be among the largest construction projects in Detroit in decades and will anchor Woodward Avenue making it the economic engine of the city once again.

Transformational developments, like Hudson’s, often serve as catalysts for an entire city and region. They attract visitors; create thousands of jobs; are magnets for talent, business and investment; and create a positive ripple effect on the area around them resulting in significant economic impact for the city and its residents.

The firm’s diversity in background, education and professional experience is blended with solid experience working on projects ranging from small scale city parks, to technologically sophisticated new arts high schools, regional master plans, and multi-billion dollar urban design plans. In addition to the Hudson’s Site, HAA is working on a number of projects to help rebuild and build Detroit’s neighborhoods. Current projects in development include the City Modern Brush Park, The District Detroit, Orleans Landing and HAA’s own neighborhood – Paradise Valley.


-- World renowned African American ball point pen artist, Bill Dotson teams up with company to produce limited edition Barack H. Obama commemorative collection. --

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Audio Special Women's History Month

Cultural Museums

*The Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific Seattle, Washington's Chinatown-International District.
*African American Museum, in Philadelphia Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
*The Cold War Museum Vint Hill, VA
*African Meeting House, Boston, Massachusetts
*America's Black Holocaust Museum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
*National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago, IL
*Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, CA

*Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture, Chicago, IL
*Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust, Los Angeles, CA
*Chinese American Museum, Los Angeles, CA
*Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, Detroit, Michigan
*California African American Museum, Los Angeles, California
*Korean Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA

*Irish American Heritage, Museum, Albany NY
*DuSable Museum, African American History, Harold Washington Wing
*Pacific Asia Museum, Pasadena, California.

*Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art , Indianapolis, IN
*The African American Museum, Texas
*Great Blacks in Wax Museum, Baltimore, Maryland
*Great Plains Black History Museum, North Omaha, Nebraska

*Idaho Black History Museum, Boise, Idaho
*Japanese American National Museum
*Legacy Museum of African American History, Lynchburg, Virginia
*Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, Little Rock, Arkansas
*Muhammad Ali Center, Louisville, Kentucky

*Museum of African American History, Boston, Massachusetts
*Museum Of Latin American Art
*National Museum of African American History and Culture, Washington, D.C.
*National Museum of the American Indian, New York, NY
*National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, Cincinnati,Ohio

*The National Great Blacks Iin Wax Museum
*Oak Hill Heritage House & Multicultural Research Library, Oxford, North Carolina
*Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies Chicago, IL
*Texas State Museum of Asian Cultures , Corpus Christi, TX