Generating Interest In Architecture Sites

Architecture is an impossibly interesting topic that a lot of people would love to read about or talk about, which is why there should be websites that have architecture as their main topic. The problem is that these websites can often become invisible because of the mass of other websites talking about other topics flooding the internet. In order to really get people talking about architecture, you have to drum up some interest and draw the attention of the audience that you are aiming for. In order for you to do that, you have to look into quite a few things that have been proven to work by those who have tried them before.


So, why should people be interested in architecture? Because, as famous architect Frank Gehry once said, “Architecture is a visual art, and the buildings speak for themselves”. There are so many examples of buildings that awed everyone who saw them and defied the limits of human kind that it would be such a shame not to talk about them. This is exactly what we want to do by bringing in lots of visitors to sites talking about this subject. To do so, you really want to focus on making sure that your content is not only relevant but also fun to read. This doesn’t mean that you have to be a comedian (though having comedic chops will certainly help) but you do have to present facts in a way that won’t bore your readers. You should also try getting things rolling by getting targeted traffic at or some other source in order to make your site more visible. Once you have sufficient traffic, then you can focus on things like optimizing your content, and adding different type of media to your site such as:


The reason for this is to engage your audience in a way that appeals to them. You should also try to refer your visitors to other sources of information about architecture since the more people talk about it, the more the subject will move into the mainstream consciousness.

UM To Give Architecture Program to Detroit PS High Schoolers


The University of Michigan (UM) Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning is opening an architecture class in midtown for Detroit Public Schools’ students in high schools next month, announced Tuesday night by the university and DPS.

One course – 3 hours

They are renting 3,700 square feet for this Michigan Architecture Prep, and will have 38 juniors taking one course each semester for college introductory on urbanism, architecture and united design studio practices each day for 3 hours.

Up to 50 students

This project has a goal to ultimately have as many as 50 students enrolled in this program, which will have a goal in the direction ofshowing young minority student’s careers in architecture and design.

Coming from

These students will come from the Detroit School of Arts, Cass Tech High School, and Western International high school. UM stated that, there are plans for students from other high schools can use this program in the future.
UM stated that a program like this is vitalbecause of the fact that 12-13 % of the national population is African-American, but it only makes up to 1.5% of American architects. In 2009, 87.9 % of DPS students were African-American while another 8.3 % were Latino/Hispanic.

Milton Curry, director of program and Taubman College associate dean said that “Architecture is woefully non-diverse; it’s not nearly as diverse as it needs to be. We have to get minoritiesunder-represented —African-American, Latinos, Hispanics, Native Americans, and those students at the lower end of the economic ladder. We have to change the intellectual complexion within the discipline”

The class will be taken for high school credits towards a diploma.

Making the announcement at the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning Michigan Research Studio were Taubman College Dean Monica Ponce de Leon,Curry,UM President Mark Schlissel, and DPS Administrator Jack Martin.

Other than the Taubman College and DPS, those offering support are the UM School of Education and the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit and additional funding is coming from the Andrew W. Mellow Foundation, Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan and the Troy-based Kresge Foundation.
A share of a $1.3 million grant from the Mellon Foundation will pay for the programs two teachers or instructors.

This is UM’s 2nd location in Detroit.
The university also has space in the Orchestra Place building at 3663 Woodward Ave. for the

UM Detroit Center.