Published : Model Perspectives by Bjorn Sandaker, Luben Dimcheff, and Mark Cruvellier
Located in Detroit, Michigan, the Rosa Parks Transit Center acts as both sculpture and infrastructure. To create such a detailed model of this complex structural system, many months of planning, construction jigs, and trial models were necessary. The final 1/8” scale model demonstrates the keen interests and knowledge of construction elements in the built landscape. Another critical component is the analysis of cost and sufficient material strength for this smaller scale. With my partner Ainslie Cullen, we chose to model this structure due to its complexity and unity of elements. The model of Rosa Parks Transit Center appears in Professor Mark Cruvellier’s latest edition of Model Perspectives: Structure, Architecture and Culture, and it has been exhibited for the NAAB accreditation board.