Christina Heximer is the Associate Director of the Detroit Collaborative Design Center at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Architecture. Christina received a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from Miami University. She also received a Master of Architecture, and a Master of Social Work with a focus in community organizing and social systems from the University of Michigan. She has worked at the Detroit Collaborative Design Center since 2002.

While at the DCDC she has worked on a number of projects, including a participatory design process and master plan for the Claytown community in southwest Detroit; and program space for the Mercy Education Project - a program providing after-school tutoring, summer enrichment, GED preparation, and life skills support to women and girls in Detroit. While at the DCDC, she has also helped develop the organization's participatory community design process.

Christina has served on the Design Committee of the Southwest Detroit Business Association, and she is currently a board member for Young Nation in Southwest Detroit. She is an adjunct faculty in the University of Detroit Mercy’s Architecture and Master of Community Development programs. Her research focus is in community development, participatory community design methods, and social justice as it relates to the physical environment.



contact: heximech@udmercy.edu