Louis G. Redstone, FAIA
"The architect must be a positive force in creating surroundings that enhance and fulfill all human needs, in which the arts become an integral part of man's daily environment."See Louis' Projects
Louis G. Redstone, FAIA
These words were the principals that inspired Louis Redstone when he founded our firm in 1937. Those principles guided Louis as he led a talented staff of architects, engineers, and designers in the design of buildings in the Detroit Area.
Projects of that era include:
- Somerset Mall, Troy, MI
- Manufacturers (Comerica) Bank Building, Detroit, MI
- 333 W. Fort Street Office Building, Detroit, MI
- B’Nai David Synagogue, Southfield, MI
- Grand Traverse Resort, Acme, MI
- As well as numerous shopping centers throughout Michigan and the mid-west.
In 1964 Louis was awarded the title of Fellow in the AIA (American Institute of Architects), and in 1969 he received the prestigious Gold Medal by AIA Detroit.
Louis was a trained artist, architect, and urban designer educated at the University of Michigan and Cranbrook Academy of Art. During his career, Louis served both the art community and the architectural profession in numerous capacities including:
- President & Director of the American Institute of Architects Detroit Chapter
- Chairman of the Allied Arts and Civic Design Committee for the American Institute of Architects Detroit Chapter
- Director & Chairman of the Committee on Urban Design and Renewal for the Michigan Society of Architects
- Represented the AIA as a delegate to International Architects Congress in Caracas, Tokyo, Moscow, Buenos Aires, & Puerto Rico
- Member of the Executive Committee of Pan American Federation of Architects
- Juror for Michigan State Board of Registration for Architects
In addition to his career as an architect, Louis was a prolific artist. His primary medium was watercolor, though Louis was well versed in many forms and often incorporated murals and other forms of art into his buildings. Louis also wrote extensively and published a number of books, including Art in Architecture and New Dimensions in Shopping Centers and Stores.
Daniel A. Redstone, FAIA
In 1986 Daniel Redstone assumed the leadership of Redstone Architects. Dan has carried on his father's proud tradition of professional service through his involvement in numerous organizations and committees including:
Board Member of the AIA-Michigan (Board member of the year 1992)
Member of seven, including being Chair of three, National Architectural Accrediting Board Accreditation Teams. These teams verify that the architectural programs of various universities across the country meet national accreditation standards.
Member of the Michigan Board of Architects (1992-2003, 2004-2011), appointed by Governor John Engler and reappointed by Governor Jennifer Granholm.
Architect member of the Board for the Michigan Society of Professional Surveyors (2004-2011).
Panel Member of the American Arbitration Association