Historic Fort Shelby Lobby


Historic Fort Shelby Lobby


Commercial, Lobby


Detroit, MI

Photographs BY Kendra Koman Unless Otherwise Noted

To complement the rising architecture of Detroit, the historic Fort Shelby needed to be brought back to it’s glory. The lobby space now reflects the grand elegance of the structure. The perfect palette to formally dress the space, is inevitably the existing limestone floor. 

The bold black lines is now a feature pairing beautifully with the original elevators elegantly framed in brass. Marrying the warm and cool elements, the dynamic modern tile is the perfect juxtaposition to the 100 year old architecture. Now this space screams sophistication and is the perfect entrance before one heads up to enjoy the view in the cozy condos above.

“Let a space's function dictate the materiality. This tile isn't just beautiful, it was necessary to endure the to the day to day wear & tear.”

– Rachel Nelson, CEO, Principal Designer