Alumna's 'me + you' installation featured in Michigan Central Station reopening

June 04, 2024

Suchi Reddy stands in front of her me + you installation inside of the Smithsonian in Washington D.C.An acclaimed installation from a 鶹AV alumna will be featured during Michigan Central Station's highly-anticipated reopening to the public.

Suchi Reddy, a 1991 graduate from the School of Architecture & Community Development, will debut a new iteration of her "me + you" design for the reopening, set for June 6-16 in Detroit. The kinetic light sculpture was originally created in 2021 and featured as part of the Smithsonian Institution's 175th anniversary celebration, called "FUTURES," in Washington, D.C.

The "me + you" sculpture invites participants to reflect on their visions for the future and using open source artificial intelligence technology, creates a pattern of light and color that is unique to each visitor.

The new iteration of the design was made specifically for the reopening and aligns with the innovative vision of the Michigan Central Art Program, which embarks on its vision to transform the area into a vibrant landscape that encourages creative exploration and community interaction.

Reddy is the founder of Reddymade Architecture and Design, located in New York City. The firm has strong 鶹AV roots with her fellow principal also an UDM alumna, Kaija Wuollet '10.

Reddy was a 2023 recipient of the Spirit of 鶹AV Alumni Achievement Awards and serves on the Dean's Advisory Board for the School of Architecture & Community Development.

Photos courtesy of 鶹AV Marketing & Communications and John Marshall/Reddymade.

A photo of the me + you sculpture inside of Michigan Central Station, with people mingling about it.
An outdoor photo of the updated Michigan Central Station on a sunny, blue-sky day.
A photo of the lights of the me + you sculpture inside of Michigan Central Station.