Share this article:

Next door to Michigan Central Station, sits the Albert Kahn-designed former Detroit Public School Book Depository. Global architect firm Gensler is reimaging this long-vacant building into the industrial center of Ford’s Michigan Central innovation district, with maker spaces, co-working areas, labs and mobility studios. Lily Diego, design director at Gensler’s Detroit office, chats with Amanda Lewan, co-founder and CEO of local co-working space Bamboo, about how her team will transform this art deco structure into a modern work environment that will foster innovation, connection and community.