Nain Rouge Brewing School

The Nain Rouge Brewing school is part of the Selden Innovation Corridor development and resembles a unique partnership between industry expertise and university level instruction. The concept intends to better connect Detroit residents to education, training, and employment pathways related to the craft brewing and hospitality industries.

The Nain Rouge Brewing School is a 2,100 sq ft brewery with on-site malt crushing, canning and cold storage. A underground beer line will supply a restaurant on the other side of the courtyard. A 20 feet long tasting bar fabricated of untreated steel reflects the simple industrial character of the space. Seemingly haphazardly left on the bar, a board of a local catalpa tree can be used as a bar top near the glass roll up door towards the courtyard.

We collaborated with renown Detroit artist Ndubisi Okoye, who engages the community through his art and whose subject matter is drawn from people, places, and social issues in the Black and Christian communities.

Building Type: Educational, Brewery, Hospitality Training
Detroit, Michigan, USA
3MISSION Partners, Eastern Michigan University, and Midtown Detroit, Inc. (MDI)
Service: Architectural Design, Interior Design
Floor Area:
2,100 sqft
May 2014, Completion: 2021
Includes: Selden Corridor Redevelopment, Smith & Co., and Selden Innovation Corridor Sign

Lars Gräbner, Christina Hansen, Matthew Biglin, Ignacio Moreno-Elst, Liz Burroughs, Xinying Li, Benjamin Ward

Architect of Record: et al. Collaborative

Nain Rouge Brewery

Ndubisi Okoye