2937 East Grand Boulevard
Office & Coworking
Original Date Built
The Chroma brand is comprised of individual dots in the logo to represent unique contributors, studios or projects. Each dot is distinct, but together, they occupy common ground, creating a harmonious whole.
Chroma is an existing nine-story building that is being transformed as a hub for creativity, design, and community engagement. Chroma is a space designed to foster innovation, collaboration, mentorship, incubation and diversity, ideal for privacy and independence as well as community and cross-collaboration.
Chroma offers coworking, creative and traditional office space available for lease.
Stage of Development
History: Chroma was originally built in 1913 as a storage facility by Rudolph C. Gernt. After many lives as storage and other programming, it’s exterior was brought to life in 2009 with the building’s signature 125-foot high “Illuminated Mural” by artist Katherine Craig.
Community Engagement: As a creative space, outreach to the design, craft, maker, music and food communities is critical to informing and supporting the project through its development evolution and occupancy.
On Design Excellence: The design intention at Chroma is to celebrate the character of its concrete interior while opening up its brick exterior in a way that honors the building’s martini column structure and its notable mural. The interior is designed with a mix of utility and hospitality from the cellar to the 9th floor.
In the Neighborhood: Jam Handy, ONE Mile Detroit, Tangent Gallery, Underground Resistance,Ford Piquette Museum, Oakland Avenue Urban Farm, Michigan Urban Farming Initiative, Russell Industrial Center, Howrani Studios, Motown Museum, College for Creative Studies, Shinola Factory Headquarters
Transit: Bus #042; Q-line Station: Grand Blvd; MoGo Station: E Bethune St & Brush St