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Michigan Architecture Designs – latest additions to this page, arranged chronologically:
Jun 22, 2018
General Motors Design Auditorium, Warren
Architects: SmithGroupJJR ; Original Architect: Eero Saarinen
photo courtesy of The Chicago Athenaeum
General Motors Design Auditorium Michigan
The complex, originally designed by Eero Saarinen, has become a legendary corporate master piece of planning and design. Saarinen, working closely with the automotive styling team placed special attention on the spaces concerned with designing, prototyping and evaluating new automobile styles.
May 24, 2018
Retreat House, Sawyer
Architect: von Weise Associates
photograph : Steve Hall
Michigan vacation home
This Michigan vacation home in reclaims an existing farmhouse and barn and reimagines the structures into a new single-family house and adjacent studio for an artistic couple.
Apr 22, 2018
Weiser Hall Expansion, 500 Church Street, Ann Arbor
Design: Diamond Schmitt Architects
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Weiser Hall Expansion
The transformation of a landmark building on the University of Michigan campus in Ann Arbor is being celebrated today. The renovation and expansion of Weiser Hall repurposes the mid-century ten-storey tower to create a dynamic learning environment for interdisciplinary study and exchange.
Glen Lake Tower
Design: Balance Associates Architects
photo : Steve Keating Photography
Glen Lake Tower Michigan – 3 Jun 2013
Directed to create “a sustainable retreat that reflects the timeless beauty and simple comforts of the area,” the architects responded by raising the primary living space above the dense surrounding woods in order to gain light, air and views of Glen Lake and Lake Michigan beyond. The central idea is to sandwich a 1400 sqft three-story plywood box between two metal-clad walls: this plywood box is then suspended a full story above ground level.
Walloon Lake House
Design: DUDZIK Studios
photo : DUDZIK Studios
Walloon Lake House – 22 May 2013
Flat Lot Competition, Flint
image from Flint Public Art Project
Michigan Architecture Competition – 22 Mar 2013
Two Islands, a team of architects and designers based in London, have won the $25,000 grand prize in the inaugural Flat Lot Competition to design and build a temporary summer pavilion on Flint’s central downtown parking lot. The project opens June 14 for Flint Art Walk and will remain on the site until fall.
Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit – MOCAD
Design: Rice+Lipka Architects + James Corner Field Operations
photo : Rice+Lipka Architects
Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit – 20 Feb 2013
Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD) is pleased to announce that the redesign of the museum and its grounds by Rice+Lipka Architects and James Corner Field Operations, has been selected as the 2013 winner of The Architectural Review Future Projects Award for the category of “Old & New” and honored with a special mention in the Architizer A+ Awards for the “Architecture +Urban Transformation” category.
Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, Michigan State University
Design: Zaha Hadid Architects
photograph Paul Warchol © 2012, Eli Broad
Latest Building at Michigan State University – 14 Nov 2012
Designed by Pritzker Prize-winner Zaha Hadid, the 46,000 sqft Broad Art Museum at MSU features a striking façade of pleated stainless steel and glass, distinguishing the building from MSU’s traditional Collegiate Gothic north campus. The museum will present contemporary art within a historical context through its study collection of more than 7,500 objects, ranging from the Greek and Roman periods to modern art. The building features galleries for special exhibitions, modern and contemporary art, new media, photography and works on paper.
Arcus Center Kalamazoo College
Design: Studio Gang Architects
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Arcus Center Michigan – 13 Sep 2012 – by Chicago architects
New campus building to house the Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership. The building, which is targeting LEED Gold certification, will be the “world’s first purpose-built structure for social justice leadership development”: a study, meeting, and event space where students, faculty, visiting scholars, social justice leaders, and members of the public will come together to engage in conversation and activities aimed at creating a more just world.
We’ve selected what we feel are the key examples of Michigan Buildings, USA. We aim to include projects that are either of top quality or interesting, or ideally both.
We cover completed Michigan buildings, new building designs, architectural exhibitions and architecture competitions across the state. The focus is on contemporary buildings but information on traditional buildings is also welcome.
Major Michigan Building Designs, alphabetical:
American House 08, Cranbrook, Bloomfield Hills, northern Oakland County
image from CAA
GRAM – Art Museum, Grand Rapids
photo © Steve Hall @ Hedrich Blessing
Rosa Parks Transit Center, Detroit
photo : David Sailors
Rosa Parks Transit Center
Van Andel Institute – Phase 2, Grand Rapids
Rafael Vinoly Architects
image © Brad Feinknopf
Van Andel Institute Building
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