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Lumen at Beacon Park

  • Prize
    Winner in Architectural Design Restaurant – Casual
  • Company/Firm
    Touloukian Touloukian Inc
  • Lead Designer
    Theodore Touloukian, AIA
  • Location
    Detroit, Michigan, USA
  • Project Date
    2018
  • Construction Company
    MOD Interiors
  • Architect
    Touloukian Touloukian Inc
  • Interior Designer
    Touloukian Touloukian Inc. (Saroki Arch for FFE)
  • Hospitality
    Lumen Detroit
  • Developer
    DTE Energy Co. Detroit

Situated along Grand River Avenue, this multi-use restaurant welcomes visitors into the center of downtown Detroit. This urban revitalization project and new public space was created to anchor the emerging neighborhood, spur economic development and provide a quality place for the community in the surging and vibrant downtown district. Central to its modern geometry are strong cantilevered roof forms gesturing towards the historic Detroit G.A.R. building and the park’s elliptical lawn, and a grand stair leading to the roof deck on axis with the historic Detroit Book Tower Building.
Connections to the park landscape are further created with a green roof and sliding glass walls that provide a flexible floor plan and indoor/outdoor experiences that supports restaurant seating, a farmer’s market, musical performances and community meeting room. The project’s design and finishes pull inspiration from Detroit’s automotive history through its painted aluminum siding and textured wood detailing. Like a mid-century sculpted “muscle car”, it projects a streamlined geometry, integrated structure/mechanical system, and operable building enclosure. The project is LEED Silver certified.

Bio
Touloukian Touloukian Inc. is an award-winning architecture and urban design firm specializing in complex and diverse building types. Our work includes commercial, residential, cultural, institutional and historic projects ranging from new construction to adaptive re-use. We provide comprehensive design services from feasibility and permitting through construction administration to a range of clients including municipal and private entities, non-profit institutions, developers and individuals.

Other prizes
2019 - Architecture Magazine Arch50 - Top 50 Architecture Firms Touloukian Touloukian Inc - #10 overall in the Nation 2019 - Architecture Masterprize - Firm of the Year Award Touloukian Touloukian Inc - Small Firm of the Year Award in Multi-Disciplinary Architecture 2019 - Build Magazine - Architecture Awards Touloukian Touloukian Inc - Best Architecture & Urban Design Firm - New England 2018 - Architecture Magazine Arch50 - Top 50 Architecture Firms Touloukian Touloukian Inc - #8 overall in the Nation 2017 - Architecture Magazine Arch50 - Top 50 Architecture Firms Touloukian Touloukian Inc - #30 overall in the Nation 2017 - American Architecture Prize - Firm of the Year Honorable Mention, Touloukian Touloukian Inc 2017 - World Architecture News - Practice of the Year Finalist, Touloukian Touloukian Inc 2019 Boston Society of Architects Design Award Lumen at Beacon Park - Small Firms Design 2019 USGBC MA GREEN Building Showcase Lumen at Beacon Park, Honorable Mention - Innovation 2019 International Architecture Awards - The Chicago Athenaeum Lumen at Beacon Park 2019 Architizer A+ Awards Lumen at Beacon Park, Hospitality - Restaurants, Finalist 2018 Eater Detroit - Design of the Year Lumen at Beacon Park, Reader's Choice 2018 Architecture Masterprize Lumen at Beacon Park, Winner - Commercial Architecture 2018 BSA Honor Award for Design Excellence Lumen at Beacon Park 2018 BSA Hospitality Design, Honor Award Lumen at Beacon Park 2018 Commerce Detroit Design Award Lumen at Beacon Park 2018 AIA Detroit Honor Awards - Building Category Lumen at Beacon Park 2018 American Architecture Award - The Chicago Athenaeum Lumen at Beacon Park 2018 Metal Architecture Design Awards Lumen at Beacon Park, Judges Award