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A partnership between
longtime restaurateurs
the LePage family and
DTE Energy, Lumen is the
flagship restaurant of DTE's
newly constructed park at
Grand River and Cass. Often
described as spaceship
like, the 4,000-square-foot
building hangs imposingly
over a patch of sidewalk
like an asymmetrical fin. It's
a striking piece of futuristic
architecture that contrasts
with the stately, castle-like
G.A.R. building across the
street - a snapshot of new
and old Detroit side-by-side.
Connections to the
park landscape are further
enhanced through a green
roof and folding glass
walls that provide flexible
programming for indoor/
outdoor experiences such as
restaurant seating, markets,
musical performance and
community meeting spaces.

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The project is
approximately 8,875 square
feet split between a lower
basement level, ground
level and roof deck space.
The inception of the project
began in July of 2015 and
was substantially completed
in October of 2017 at an
overall cost of $8.5 million.
Architects for the project were
Touloukian Touloukian Inc.
based in Boston. Architectural
woodwork was fabricated and
installed by MOD Interiors, an
AWI member firm located in
Ira Township, Michigan.
According to Matt Gaglio
of MOD, the firm produced
interior and exterior solid
wood panels (ship lap) and
custom solid wood ceiling
system with custom metal
brackets and connectors. The
entire project was built from
quarter sawn FSC Sapele.

Design Objectives
Initial site placement
carefully considered the
urban adjacencies and access
to continue a seamless
fabric along Grand River
Avenue while providing a
new presence on a once
vacant lot, explains architect
Theodore Touloukian. To
attract the general public,
a gestural wood clad roof
cantilever extends over the
public way to draw users
into the restaurant, park
and DTE campus beyond.
To further integrate the new
structure into the site, the
building provides high levels
of transparency with folding
glass walls along the primary
facades which promote an
active relationship between
the restaurant, park and
general public.

at a
glance
AWI MANUFACTURING
MEMBER:

MOD Interiors
LOCATION:

Ira Township,
Michigan
ESTABLISHED:

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