DETROIT — Full-service integrated marketing firm Mort Crim Communications Inc. has officially opened its new design-innovative downtown Detroit headquarters. It features iconic furnishings, art pieces, and reconstructed materials.
The office is in Suite 501 of the historic Murphy-Telegraph Building at 155 W. Congress, the former home to Western Union about a century ago. The agency’s new home includes a highly creative collaborative working space, high-tech features such as multimedia studios and two-way video conferencing, a stunning board room, and a naturally-lit optimistic working environment.
The office is filled with features that reflect the company’s southeast Michigan roots, including re-planed wood flooring from Reclaim Detroit that came from reconstructed Detroit materials, artwork from University of Michigan design and architecture entrepreneur Anya Sirota, a custom walnut board room conference table designed and created by Detroit’s Ali Sandifer Studio, and a table in the kitchen area was custom-created by Alan Kaniarz of A.K. Services.
The office was designed and created by the Detroit-based husband and wife duo Joel Schmidt and Elizabeth Skrisson, founders of D MET design.
Mort Crim Communications Inc. will continue to maintain a service office in Southfield, as well as a multimedia and digital production center in the GM Renaissance Center in Detroit. The firm has leased 14,000 square feet of space of the Murphy-Telegraph Building. A total of 9,000 square feet has been completed and occupied, with an option on an additional 5,000 square feet of adjacent space.