History

Steven C. Flum is an architect accredited by the American Institute of Architects. He received a bachelor’s degree in architecture from Lawrence Technological University, Southfield, Michigan, and holds Michigan licenses in architecture and building, and a state certification in historic architecture. Prior to establishing Steven C. Flum, Inc. in 1991, he worked as an architect and field construction manager for the Chrysler Technology Center in Auburn Hills, among other architecture and project management positions.

He has served Commissioner of the Detroit Housing Commission, on the Board of Directors for Pewabic Pottery, Detroit, as well as founding member and co-chair of the American Institute of Architecture Detroit’s Committee on Urban Priorities. He currently serves on the Michigan Board of Architects, is a Michigan delegate to the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards, He is a member of the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the Congress for the New Urbanism.

Crain’s Detroit Business news weekly named Flum, “Executive Hero,” based on his contribution of time, energy and talent to the community. In 1998, his professional peers selected him as “AIA Michigan Young Architect.” In 2002, he received the Real Estate Excellence Award for Architecture from the University of Michigan/ULI Real Estate Forum, and HOUR Detroit magazine has listed him as one of “Detroit’ Next.” In 2008 Steven C. Flum, Inc., was selected as “Going Green” honoree by CORP! Magazine.

Flum was born and raised in Metropolitan Detroit and maintains his office in the City of Detroit. He is a strong community activist in Detroit and advocates for regionalism in Southeast Michigan. His affiliation with the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Preservation Wayne, and Cityscape Detroit reflect Flum’s passion for the historic built environment and its role in the cityscape of the future.

He has committed his professional career to redeveloping urban space in creative ways which respect the historic built environment, conserving environmental resources, promoting economic investment, and improving the social fabric. He has pioneered the concept of design/build housing in urban Detroit.