Christina  Heximer

Co-Executive Director Detroit Collaborative Design Center
Adjunct Professor

Christina Heximer
Contact Info:
Campus: McNichols Campus
Building: Loranger Architecture
Room: Detroit Collaborative Design Center
Phone: 313-993-1037
Christina Heximer
Areas of Expertise:
Public Interest Design


  • Bachelor of Arts in Architecture, Miami University
  • Master of Architecture, University of Michigan
  • Master of Social Work, University of Michigan


Christina Heximer is the Associate Director of the Detroit Collaborative Design Center (DCDC) at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Architecture. Christina received a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from Miami University. She also received a Master of Architecture, and a Master of Social Work with a focus in community organizing and social systems from the University of Michigan. She has worked at the DCDC since 2002 on a range of projects utilizing participatory design strategies. These projects have resulted in neighborhood urban design strategies, building designs, and outdoor community spaces. While at the DCDC, she has also helped develop the organization’s participatory community design process. Christina serves on the boards of Young Nation and the Southwest Detroit Environmental Vision, and she is an adjunct faculty in the University of Detroit Mercy’s Architecture and Master of Community Development programs. Her research focus is in community development, participatory community design methods, and social justice as it relates to the physical environment.