430 N Old Woodward

This downtown Birmingham office building was dressed in a new façade and detailed in brick, stone, and metal to become an active participant on the street and is an example for handling contextual challenges.

Structural piers create order; golden-colored brick and limestone-colored veneer offer permanence and durability. A new metal cornice at the entry element is the counterpoint to the street’s descending grade line.

Saroki Architecture’s own studio space inside is rational and coherent. The result is a crisp and controlled design aesthetic.

Location: Birmingham, MI
Completed in 2000