History

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. -Louis Redstone

Louis Redstone

These words were the principals that inspired Louis Redstone when he founded our firm in 1937.  Those principals 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 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 water color, 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 Redstone

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 committes 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

Photo courtesy of the Marshall Advisor-Chronicle (Marshall, MI) 2012

For his years of distinguished service Daniel was the 2nd generation to be awarded the title of Fellow in the American Institute of Architects in 2002.  Dan was also awarded the AIA Detroit Gold Medal in 2007.

 

 

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