The Detroit Design 139, an architecture advocacy platform that organizes thought-leadership design initiatives focusing on Detroit’s future built and natural environment, has announced an open call for submissions that will result in an exhibition showcasing exceptional architecture and design work within the City of Detroit. Local, national, and international firms are encouraged to submit completed, in-pogress, and planned projects within Detroit’s 139 square miles. The top 20 submissions will be selected by an international jury and will then be displayed in the recently renovated 1001 Woodward storefront along Campus Martius in the heart of downtown Detroit. Opening in September to align with the Detroit Design Festival, the exhibition will be open to the public for approximately four weeks. During that time, the Detroit Design 139 storefront will host a series of lectures, panels, tours, and events that, in total, make up the Detroit Design 139 Exposition – a bi-annual design advocacy initiative that aims to establish Detroit as an international leader in world-class design excellence.