Christian Unverzagt is a partner in design and responsible for the brand and image of the Creative Class Group. He is also the architectural designer of Richard Florida's research institute, the Martin Prosperity Institute at the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto. He is a designer and educator based in Detroit. He heads M1/dtw, a nationally recognized, multidisciplinary studio working at the intersection of visual, cultural and material production through the design of objects, artifacts, identities and spaces. He has received numerous awards including I.D. Magazine's Annual Design Review and a "50 Books" award from the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA). Christian is on the faculty at the University of Michigan's Taubman College of Architecture + Urban Planning, where his teaching focuses on design and representation.