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June 2022

Peterson and Yi, along with Cyrus Peñarroyo of Extents, form The Detroit Reuse Collective and are awarded an Engaging Workshops Grant from the University of Michigan. Read more about their grant proposal here.


May 2022

Peterson and Yi document how residents use the Detroit Land Bank in their essay Stewardship as Ownership, published in Log 54: Coauthoring. Read the full article here.


October 2021

Clyde Burton Oasis, a collaboration through Design Advocates, is currently fundraising for its first phase of completion. The design will create a rooftop “room” on top of Clyde Burton House, a single-room-occupancy (SRO) housing facility serving 33 formerly homeless men and women over the age of 55. 


September 2021

How to Build* Our Own Living Structures, an exhibition for the Detroit 2021 Month of Design, included AÄ MÄ Studio, Cadaster, Could be Architecture, END Studio, Olde City Builders, Stock-a-Studio Studio Patina, and 1+1+ Architects


June 2021

Learning From the Courtyard: Cross-Cultural Ideas for the Architecture of the Dwelling, a lecture for the International Women’s Associates of Chicago asked: “How can learnings from the vernacular courtyard impact the way we think about land-use, density and relationships between the individual housing unit and the city as a collective whole?”

May 2021

Low Rise: Housing Ideas for Los Angeles, re-reoriented zoning “from a focus on transactions to kinship” and to addressed “the scale of the anthropocene itself,” and received an honorable mention from the city of Los Angeles.


January 2021

Peterson is interviewed on the ‘Total Clarity’ Podcast Ep. 33.


November 2020 

Yi lectures as part of the MAS Context Fall Talks 2020 series on collectively adapted housing in China.


July 2020

Peterson is awarded an artist residency at the Montello Foundation.


May 2020

Yi receives a grant through the Rice Design Alliance to develop an inclusive housing model based on the historic Single Room Occupancy model.


September 2019

Building Subjects, authored by Peter and published by Standpunkte, distills four collective housing typologies in China. Completed in collaboration with Nancy P. Lin, Normal and Some All None. The project received a grant from the Graham Foundation.


August 2019

Peterson is invited to teach PartStudio, an advanced studio she developed for the Rhode Island Institute of Design.


July 2019 

Peterson teaches an architecture studio at the Intro to Architecture at Columbia University GSAPP.


May 2019

Yi’s summer travel studio, Total Architectures: Art as Life in the Netherlands, Germany, and Russia traces three interconnected Modernist movements through buildings undergoing various states of preservation. A custom designed website was used as an instructional aid and trip documentation during the travels, and became a customizable image library for seeing new connections between the buildings studied following the travel.


April 2019

Yi’s fellowship project is exhibited in Things Around Us. The project initiated an ongoing collaboration with the non-profit 555 Arts on their renovation of the former Banner Cigar Company Building in Detroit. The work, 5 Parts for 555, explores collective making, material experimentation, and part-to-whole relationships within the context of an existing building undergoing transformation. 


September  2018

Peter is the 2018–2019 Walter B. Sanders Fellow at the University of Michigan’s Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning.


August 2018

1+1+ Architects wins the RFP for the master plan of collective artist housing, Lincoln Street Art Park, Green Living Science and Make Art Work.


August 2018

Laura Marie Peterson and De Peter Yi open 1+1+ Architects.