Stephen Vogel

Stephen  Vogel

Distinguished Professor
Dean Emeritus

Stephen Vogel
Contact Info:
Campus: McNichols Campus
Building: Loranger Architecture
Room: LO216
Phone: 313-231-7616
Stephen Vogel
Areas of Expertise:
Historic Preservation
Urban Design
History of Detroit


  • Master of Architecture, University of Detroit Mercy
  • Bachelor of Architecture, University of Detroit Mercy


Stephen Vogel, FAIA, was Dean of the School of Architecture at University of Detroit Mercy for 18 years. During that time, he focused the school’s mission to be engaged in service to urban neighborhoods and to educate future architects committed to building sustainable communities. To that end he co-founded the Detroit Collaborative Design Center, a University-based center providing professional design services to non-profit civic and community organizations and created the Master of Community Development program to educate graduates in multi-disciplinary approaches to bettering the quality of life.

Vogel is a founding principal of Schervish Vogel Consulting Architects, PLC. He has over thirty years of experience in architecture, urban design, interiors and historic preservation. He has directed projects that range from multi-family housing, adaptive reuse, historic preservation, urban design and master planning of large scale, mixed-income communities. One of these latter projects is Centennial Village in Atlanta, GA, a thousand-unit HUD HOPE VI mixed income community and national HUD award winner. Among his other projects is the Harmonie Park/Madison Avenue Redevelopment Project in downtown Detroit. This project received a national American Institute of Architects Honor Award for Regional and Urban Design and a national Merit Award for Urban Design from the American Society of Landscape Architects. Vogel was also the Consulting Principal-in-Charge of the interior restoration of the Detroit Opera House, which received a national American Institute of Architects Honor Award for Design. Schervish Vogel Consulting Architects has additionally received over fifty design awards from local, state and national organizations for the excellence of its work.

Vogel was inducted into the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) in 1994, an honor given to only 3% of American architects. He has served as President of AIA Detroit and AIA Michigan, where he also received their highest award for individuals, the AIA Gold Medal. He is a national AIA Richard Upjohn Fellow and Louise Blanchard Bethune Fellow. In 2017, Vogel was named a University of Detroit Mercy Distinguished Professor.