The Shepherd

The Shepherd

The Shepherd is a new art gallery, performance space, and community center planned for the East Village neighborhood of Detroit — a residential area that has long been subject to population decline and urban blight. Our clients own and run a downtown Detroit gallery that specializes in large-scale public art collaborations, and will be expanding their gallery operations and programming into the renovated church space. The plans will strategically transform the church interior to expand its use while leaving the exterior of the church in its original form.

The project aims to be both local and global. It will be a new anchoring institution for the neighborhood, echoing the role the church once played in East Village as a space for community gathering, while also serving as an art gallery, lecture hall, and performance space for global art audiences.

Part of a 3.75 acre master plan that Peterson Rich Office is developing with the landscape design firm OSD, the adaptive reuse of The Shepherd will be the first phase in the creation of a new creative core for the East Side of Detroit. Future projects will include new artist live/work spaces, a bar/restaurant/cafe, and expanded exhibition space with art storage. True to the core mission of our clients, the master plan will feature key partnerships with local artists and community members.

Location:Detroit, Michigan
Status:Construction Documents
Program:Art, Performance, and Community Center
Plan inverted 1600 xxx q85 Full model 1600 xxx q85 Img 3378 edit 1600 xxx q85

Nina Chanel Abney Studio

Web thumbnail nina abney studio 600 xxx q85

The Shepherd

Web thumbnail lsc 600 xxx q85

Metropolitan Avenue Mixed Use

Web thumbnail 624 met 600 xxx q85
Metropolitan Avenue Mixed Use

Galerie Perrotin

Web thumbnail perrotin 600 xxx q85
Galerie Perrotin

Glossier

Web thumbnail gloss 600 xxx q85
Glossier

HVMoCA

Web thumbnail roof by roof 600 xxx q85

New Tenement

Web thumbnail grand 600 xxx q85
New Tenement

Exhibition Luhring Augustine

Web thumbnail lygia2 600 xxx q85
Exhibition Luhring Augustine

Van Allen Flatiron Competition

Web thumbnail roof by roof 600 xxx q85
Van Allen Flatiron Competition

Campus Center

Web thumbnail 624 met 600 xxx q85
Campus Center

Prismatic Bay Townhouse

Web thumbnail devoe 600 xxx q85
Prismatic Bay Townhouse

Roof by Roof

Web thumbnail roof by roof 600 xxx q85
Roof by Roof

Telfair Studio

Web thumbnail telfair 600 xxx q85
Telfair Studio

9x18

Web thumbnail 624 met 600 xxx q85
9x18

Cairo Tech Innovation Hub

Web thumbnail cairo tech innovation hub 600 xxx q85
Cairo Tech Innovation Hub

New New York Souvenir

Web thumbnail souvenir 600 xxx q85
New New York Souvenir

Public Practice Exhibition

Thumbnail 600 xxx q85
Public Practice Exhibition

Mental Health by Design

Web thumbnail roof by roof 600 xxx q85
Mental Health by Design

Buffalo Architecture Center

Thumbnail 600 xxx q85
Buffalo Architecture Center

Start-Up Shed

Thumbnail 2 600 xxx q85
Start-Up Shed

Build it Back

Web thumbnail build it back 600 xxx q85
Build it Back

HEARTIFACTS

Web thumbnail heartifacts 600 xxx q85
HEARTIFACTS