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American Lightweight Materials Mfg. Innovation Institute
Detroit, MI
LIFT
Light as metal.
Lightweight metal technologies take off.
Getting a LIFT.
Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow (LIFT) is a public-private partnership committed to the development and distribution of advanced lightweight metal manufacturing technologies—and to educating and training the skilled workers needed to implement them. Through its structured workforce development program, LIFT not only establishes a direct talent supply pipeline for its manufacturing partners, but also creates—and fills— jobs, placing highly-trained specialists in maintenance facilities and factories around the country.

In our work with LIFT, we organized our design approach around three core priorities: strengthening key external partnerships, accelerating the transfer of new technologies from laboratory to production floor, and increasing opportunities to learn, engage and share knowledge.

Designed to maximize chance encounters, foster a culture of collaboration and innovation and facilitate teaching and learning, the resulting renovation supports every aspect of LIFT’s work and mission.
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What you see here is not just about advancing technology—it’s about advancing people.”
Mike Duggan
Mayor
Detroit
Project Data
LIFT Acceleration Center 2014-10050-000
American Lightweight Materials Manufacturing Innovation Institute
Detroit, MI
PROJECT SCOPE
Renovation
HED ROLE
Design Architect, Mechanical/ Plumbing Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Lab Planning
RSF/GSF
100,000
CONSTRUCTION COST
$50.0 Million
SUSTAINABILITY LEVEL
    LEED Certified Equivalent
Project Team
  • Peyman Ramin
    PE, LEED AP
    Principal
    Electrical Engineering
  • Kevin Doyle
    RA, LEED AP
    Associate Principal
    Architecture
  • Matthew Majchrzak
    Associate
    Electrical Design
  • Jessi Mesalic
    NCIDQ
    Associate
    Interior Design
  • Jonathan Tull
    Design
  • Lawrence Yetter
    CIPE, LEED AP
    Associate
    Mechanical Design
  • Kam Chow
    Electrical Design
  • Jim Corsiglia
    PE, SE, LEED AP
    Principal
    Structural Engineering Leader
  • Megan Crawford
    PE
    Associate
    Structural Engineering
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Lightweight metal technologies take off.
American Lightweight Materials Mfg. Innovation Institute
Detroit, MI
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