Detroit based Art, Architecture, and Urban Design Practice

Other Work

is an arts-based experimental agency focused on interdisciplinary installations, architecture and city-making that promotes liberation and justice through spatial agency. In 2018, we won the design-build competition Design Center in a Box, hosted by the Detroit City Planning Department and Detroit Collaborative Design Center. In 2019, we won the design-build competition Detroit City of Design hosted by Design Core Detroit. In 2019, we were commissioned artists for the Sidewalk Festival.

Lauren Pedigo
(Artist as Developer)

Ujijji Davis of JIMA studio (Eastern Market Streetscape)

Olivia Holt
(Garden Novella)

Creative Network
Design Core Detroit
Detroit Planning
Mexicantown CDC
The Artist Village


Laura Walker is an architect and artist practicing in Detroit, Michigan. She is the recipient of the 2019 AIA Detroit Young Architect of the Year Award and featured in Crain’s 2020 Notable Women in Design. Laura is an Associate at SmithGroup Detroit and co-founding Principal of Other Work. Her 15 years of professional and academic experience range across all scales and typologies -- from small-scale design-build installations and commercial spaces to expansive higher education, workplace, and urban design.

As a White, queer woman, she is interested in power struggle and alliance building in racialized territories and traditionally gendered spaces. Her work reimagines how human bodies perform and interact with one another and their surroundings. Engaged in transdisciplinary and inclusive collaboration, she designs participatory environments that radically affirm and celebrate marginalized human identities, expressions, and desires -- queer, Black, Indegenous, (dis)abled folx and people of color.


Michael Styczynski is an architectural designer and city maker practicing in Detroit, Michigan. He is an adjunct faculty at Lawrence Technological University leading design studios focused on the spatial agency and role of the ‘Architect’ to construct social, cultural, and political change.

He is interested in revealing the complex mechanisms of city making that construct cultural, political, and economic spatial inequalities. His work envisions design as a tool for critical spatial discourse and change.