The city of Detroit has a rich Art Deco architectural history. From the Guardian Building to the Fisher Building, many of its high rises are world famous. Open at the onset of the Great Depression, the Kean building was capstone in a prolific run of Art Deco structures constructed in the City throughout the 1920’s. The Charles Noble design is abundant in architectural elements containing an ornate stonework entrance, a terracotta-tile roof, and over thirty griffin-gargoyles.
When an existing client asked Enlighten to provide a new roof lighting system, maintaining the integrity of this architectural asset was priority one. Although not an overly complex system, great care was taken in the design phase to ensure the structural gem was honored. For a Project Summary, click here. For a more detailed Case Study, click here.