The Plaza has been named a 2018 Building Award honoree by the Michigan Historic Preservation Network (MHPN). The previously vacant 1966 International Style high-rise located in the heart of Detroit’s Midtown District was adapted into a mixed-use residential development.

Research and documentation by QEA facilitated the successful nomination of the building’s listing in the National Register of Historic Places and support the project’s eligibility for State and Federal Historic Tax Credits.  

“Following the restoration of the curtain wall framing and the installation of new insulating glass that replicates the original glass color, the once-tired façade now sparkles again. Meanwhile, residents have moved into the 72 apartments on the upper floors, and the iconic Hammer and Nail sign now occupies pride of place in the first floor retail space.” 


The 2018 Michigan Historic Preservation Network Awards Program honorees will official be announced at their annual conference on May 18th.