Imani Day

Imani Day is a licensed architect, writer, and founder of RVSN Studios. Originally from Montclair, New Jersey, she graduated from Cornell University's School of Architecture in 2011 and spent her early career in New York working with Robert Stern and Diller Scofidio. In 2015, Day moved to Detroit at the height of the city's bankruptcy to focus on community-oriented work, designing and building socially inclusive spaces across multiple different scales of impact. Her interests and advocacy efforts support the equitable evolution of under-resourced neighborhoods, the authenticity of culturally grounded spaces, and revising design processes to focus on tangible social progress. Day has previously taught with Florida A&M University and the University of Detroit Mercy and held an editorial fellowship with Columbia University's Avery Review

Academic Research/Specialty Areas

  • Architectural practice¬†
  • Community-based planning and development
  • Economic development¬†
  • Housing
  • Planning history
  • Social policy

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Classes (Selected)

  • ARCH 1101/506 First-Year Design Studio
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