College for Creative Studies
A. Alfred Taubman Center for Design Education

Detroit, Michigan


Location Information

College for Creative Studies A. Alfred Taubman Center for Design Education 


Venue Information

The A. Alfred Taubman Center for Design Education is home to CCS's Advertising: Design, Communication Design, Fashion Accessories Design, Interior Design, Product Design and Transportation Design undergraduate programs as well Graduate Programs in Color & Materials Design, Interaction Design, Integrated Design and Transportation Design. The College's Walter B. Ford Campus is one mile south, and houses the Fine Arts, Crafts, Entertainment Arts, Photography, Illustration undergraduate programs. In addition, Design Core Detroit and Shinola reside in the facility.

About Detroit

Detroit is just starting its next story. Become a part of it.  Artists and designers, young professionals and entrepreneurs of all backgrounds are creating the next Detroit. Affordable access to living and working spaces, a vibrant and socially minded culture, the lure of new adventure, the opportunity to collaborate with an international community of creatives and the ease of becoming an entrepreneur – are just some of the characteristics that are aiding the resurgence of our multifaceted city.

The College for Creative Studies lives inside Detroit’s Midtown area. You’ll find yourself just steps away from iconic places like the Motown Museum, the Detroit Film Theatre and the Detroit Institute of Arts - one of the country’s largest museums. We’re surrounded by artisanal coffee shops, design boutiques, art galleries, live music venues that belt out indie, garage, EDM, hip-hop, folk, jazz, blues and so much more.

Plan your visit today!




Hotels & Travel

The Include Conference will begin the morning of Thursday, November 7. We have secured rooms at the two hotels below starting  Wednesday night.  Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport is about 20 miles from the downtown area (approximately 25 minute drive without traffic). For airport transportation, please see this link for information on getting to/from Detroit Metro Airport. In addition, Uber and Lyft service the area. 

Detroit Foundation Hotel

Bridging the past and the present, the Detroit Foundation Hotel was forged from the city’s former Fire Department Headquarters, and today presents guests with a remarkable mix of iconic design and modern luxury.
Address: 250 W. Larned Street, Detroit, MI 48226
Group Rate: $219 USD/night plus tax
Distance to venue: Approximately 4 miles

Trumbull and Porter Hotel

Located in the revived Corktown neighborhood, the hotel features the award-winning Red Dunn Kitchen. Trumbull and Porter abides by a philosophy proudly in support of Detroit, its artists, and marriage equality for all couples.

Address: 1331 Trumbull Street, Detroit, MI, 48216
Group Rate:  Starting at $157 USD/night plus tax
Distance to venue: Approximately 3.5 miles


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