Skidmore moves to Madison Building, brings 23 jobs with it

Skidmore Studio, a creative design firm, is returning to its roots as the anchor tenant of the Madison Building, a technology company hub created by Quicken Loans founder Dan Gilbert.

Skidmore Studio got its start in downtown Detroit in 1959 as a creative agency for the Big Three. Today it calls downtown Royal Oak home but its pending move will bring its 23 employees to downtown Detroit, along with a few hires set for the near future.

"We are expecting our move will create more work," says Tim Smith, president & CEO of Skidmore Studio. "Our space can accommodate 35 people so I expect to add a couple of people each year."

Skidmore Studio will occupy 9,800 square feet of the Madion Building at 1555 Broadway, overlooking Grand Circus Park next to the Detroit Opera House. Gilbert purchased the recently rehabbed building with the intention of turning it into an entrepreneurial hub for creatively-based and tech companies.

"I see such an opportunity to grow our client base there," Smith says.

Source: Tim Smith, president & CEO of Skidmore Studio
Writer: Jon Zemke

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