“Through experiences, connections, and growth, Challenge Detroit gives Fellows a chance to showcase their potential and make a lasting impact.” -Sumer Hazime, 2023-2024 Fellow

Elevating Expectations: Quinn Evans Architects Set the Standard

As a Challenge Detroit Fellow navigating the intricate landscape of architectural design, my time at Quinn Evans Architects has been nothing short of enriching. What sets this firm apart, as exemplified by its recent recognition as the AIA 2024 Architecture Firm of the Year, is its continuous commitment to its employees, communities, and environment.

Quinn Evans prioritizes the well-being and growth of its employees, fostering a nurturing work environment that values individual contributions, encourages professional development, and prioritizes employee satisfaction. From mentorship initiatives to comprehensive educational programs, Quinn Evans actively invests in its team members, recognizing that a motivated and fulfilled workforce is instrumental in delivering architectural excellence.

The firm extends its commitment beyond the walls of its office, actively engaging with and contributing to the surrounding communities. Quinn Evans recognizes the intrinsic connection between people and design. Through community outreach programs and partnerships, the firm ensures that its designs and identity positively impact and resonate with the neighborhoods they serve.

Another testament to their character is their unwavering dedication to environmental responsibility. In a time where sustainable practices in architecture are key, the firm goes above and beyond to integrate green building principles into its projects. Quinn Evans demonstrates a conscious effort to minimize its ecological footprint. This commitment aligns with a broader vision of creating spaces that not only stand as architectural marvels but also contribute positively to the broader environment.

In essence, Quinn Evans Architects not only excels in architectural design but also demonstrates a genuine care for people, communities, and the environment impacted by its work. The five months that I have spent working, learning, and growing as a young professional at this firm have been invaluable. I am proud to be a part of a team that values environmental stewardship, the enrichment of historic places, and the desire to make a tangible difference in the world through architectural innovation. I have witnessed firsthand the alignment of values and actions that make Quinn Evans a truly distinguished and impactful architecture firm. 

Learn more about the firm’s work and impact at www.quinnevans.com

ABOUT: Hey everyone! I’m Sumer Hazime, born in Detroit and raised in Dearborn Heights. As a proud alum of the University of Detroit Mercy, I earned my Bachelor’s of Science in Architecture in 2022, followed by my Master’s in Architecture in 2023. I am an active member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA). Beyond my architectural pursuits, I enjoy spending time reading, walking the halls of the DIA, and traveling to new destinations.