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1+1+ Architects is a Detroit-based architecture and design studio that seeks new scales for architectural agency. Scale down, and architecture engages the overlooked, acts nimbly, and reuses before demolishing. Scale up, and architecture listens, questions, and creates disruption in our engrained systems. We design from architecture’s unmoving middle outwards – seeking common ground across scales to bridge new relationships. 

Laura Marie Peterson, Co-Founder

Peterson is a licensed architect, artist, researcher and educator who led the product development of the WeLive co-living units, the design of 815 Water Street, the proposal for the Henry Ford Center for Sustainability, the design for Big Roof and the masterplan for Dreamtroit. Peterson collaborates on interdisciplinary projects, such as with A-Chan, and was recently awarded a residency at the Montello Foundation. Peterson teaches at the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning.

De Peter Yi, Co-Founder

Yi is licensed architect, educator, and author of Building Subjects, a book that explores collective housing in China. Yi’s extensive housing and adaptive reuse experience includes the Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts, the design for One Hundred in St Louis, and building a sustainable green roof on top of a landmark building in Chicago. Yi teaches at the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, where he was the 2018-2019 Walter B. Sanders Fellow. 

Current and past collaborators include Coriander Kitchen & Farm, Peace Tree Parks, 555 Arts, Recycle Here!, Sozai Sushi, Barton Malow, Henry Ford Hospital, Other-Fields, Cyrus Peñarroyo, Aanya Chugh, HD Structural, Alex Lauer, Tahir Karmali, Yi Kai, Sarah Peterson and Matthew Crilley.