As the semester nears its end, it is the ending of more than just that, and yet the beginning of so much more. It is the end of my collegiate career here at Lawrence Technological University and the beginning of the rest of my life. I look back on the past few months and see the hard work that everyone in the detroitSHOP studio has done and cannot help but feel a sense of appreciation and pride in the things that were accomplished. The projects that were created by all of the designers are exceptional and I am sure that with the help of Quicken Loans to help bring the projects to life, the designers will feel that same sense of appreciation and pride when they walk down the streets of the revitalized downtown Detroit. I am thankful for the experience that I had in the detroitSHOP studio, the new friends that I made and am grateful to Quicken Loans and Lawrence Technological University for making it all possible. I wish everyone a lifetime of success and look forward to seeing a new and improved Detroit!
- Michael Boyda