We believe in the ability of places with distinct character, clarity and coherence to intrigue, delight and empower their users.
XYZ is an urban development studio in Detroit.
Our work strives to respond sensitively to the context which surrounds, and history that informs it. We employ a human-scaled approach to urbanism, combining the fundamentals of city-building with contemporary design sensibilities. To succeed is to formulate concise yet nimble solutions that contribute to a landscape that is not only beautiful and lush, but equal parts meticulous and raw; to strengthen community and connectivity through these spaces; to instill a sense of calm, purpose, and presence in those who inhabit them.