On Thursday, February 23rd, volunteers from Quinn Evans Architects' Detroit and Ann Arbor offices immersed themselves in a Design Slam in support of the Detroit Hispanic Development Corporation (DHDC).
Diana Callaghan and Juan Pablo Garcia of Mission Throttle, were joined by Sherita Smith DHDC at QEA’s Detroit office for the lunchtime design charette.
This volunteer design effort for QEA has grown out of a partnership with Mission Throttle, a Detroit based social impact strategy firm. Mission Throttle has been working with DHDC to research earned revenue models that would align with the goals and work of the DHDC. These revenue models, including such ideas as a café, coworking spaces, bike shops, and enlarged print facilities, would provide the DHDC with necessary capital, in addition to their existing grant work, for the organization to have larger impact and achieve their mission goals.