Stephen Vogel, FAIA, was Dean of the School of Architecture at the University of Detroit Mercy for 18 years. During that time he focused the school’s mission to be engaged in service to the urban community and to educate future architects committed to building sustainable communities.  

To that end he founded the Detroit Collaborative Design Center, a university-based center providing professional design assistance to non-profit civic and community organizations, and the Master of Community Development degree program, which advocates holistic approaches to community renewal.

He writes and lectures internationally on issues of shrinking cities and practices primarily in multi-family housing, urban design and adaptive reuse. He has been President of AIA Detroit and AIA Michigan and received Bachelor and Masters of Architecture degrees from the University of Detroit.