IRL & Virtual Analysis of Brilliant's Assets

Summer 2020

Brilliant Detroit is a non-profit organization dedicated to early childhood education in and around the Detroit area. The idea was to create a unique delivery model in early childhood development by using underutilized housing stock to create early child and family centers in neighborhoods.  Today in each location, neighbors come together for fellowship, activities and learning to assure school readiness and provide needed support for families.

Our work with Brilliant was folded into two main objectives:

1. Design analysis and interventions of Brilliant’s currently owned housing stock.

2. Understanding the effectiveness of current virtual learning programs produced by Brilliant Detroit through a series of intentional interviews.

Community Partners
Brilliant Detroit
Emma Laut

Student Team
Liyah Mariam George
Charlene Hobbs
Daham Marapane
Emily Ebersol
Maksim Drapey
Mitch Deans
Mollie Karasch
Serena Brewer
Talia Moretti
Torri Smith

Faculty Mentors
María Arquero de Alarcón
Ana Morcillo Pallares

For more information about Brilliant Detroit, visit this link.