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How DTE Turned an Art Deco Gem Into Sleek Office Space

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[Photography by Chris and Michelle Gerard]

After serving as an outpost of the Salvation Army for 66 years, an Art Deco gem on Bagley Street was left vacant in 2004. Today, after an 8-month renovation by DTE Energy, it's now the eco-friendly office building known as Navitas House. That sounds rather mundane, but the structure was built on the tail end of the Great Depression to provide services for those in need. It had a grand auditorium, a stage, a huge basement kitchen, and over a dozen tiny dormitories upstairs. Turning all that into a modern office space required more than a little bit of creativity.

· DTE Restores Vacant Salvation Army Building [Curbed]