Specializing in the adaptive use and restoration of historic buildings, for each project QEA takes advantage of the unique features of each building while creating dynamic new spaces that meet contemporary expectations. creating elegance through a delicate balance of historic and contemporary design. Elisabeth Knibbe, FAIA who also developed the project has designed the adaptive use of many of Midtowns historic buildings including the Inn on Ferry Street, Garfield Lofts, 71 Garfield, the Newberry, Stuberstone Lofts, The Plaza, and the Garden Theater Block. QEA recently completed the adaptive use of the Wurlitzer Building into the Siren Hotel, the Metropolitan Building into an Element Hotel, and the Checker Cab building into the Checker Lofts.
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James Tumey - Friedman Urban
James heads up Friedman urban as Vice President, with a focus on marketing, sales, and branding new developments. Born and raised in Metro Detroit, and a resident of Corktown, James started in the real estate business in 2010. With James’s design and photography background and the knowledge he has developed through his years of experience, he’s able to present fresh ideas and exclusive opportunities to his clients.
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