Friends for Animals of Metro Detroit – Dearborn
24 October 2019
The Shed at Robert C. Valade Park
25 October 2019
DescriptionA continuation of Neumann/Smith's work on GM World, the Renaissance Center's cafe renovations included a complete interior refresh of public spaces from the ground up. Our design team first addressed the general circulation of the space to better manage entering and exiting. Improvements were made by strategically placing fixed and soft seating, along with fixed features, such as planters and booth type seating. We also enhanced the space with technology comforts such as large flat screen monitors throughout that provide information for the visitors. Additionally, the cafe now provides flexibility for rentable spaces for private events or meetings. The RenCen's Cafe is now more inviting and helps balance the Center as a whole, helping to tie GM World and the Wintergarden to create a world-class facility to house the GM Headquarters. The overall design helps to bring a sense of unity to the public space. Neumann/Smith teamed with Turner Construction, Peter Basso Associates, and Desai/Nasr to create construction documents and to manage construction administration to completion.