Affirmations is an LGBT community center that also provides services to its members and the public in general. The relationship of the building to the city and the relationship of the program elements to each other were the driving factors for the design.
The building is very transparent to the city. From the street, you are able to see the LGBT community in a lobby/gallery, in a café, in a meeting room or on a roof deck.
Within the building, strong visual and physical connections were made between the program elements to promote a sense of community.
This project won an AIA Michigan design award.