Michigan Modern is many things at once: a place and time; a design movement and cultural phenomenon; a small world of big achievements; a confluence of indigenous, imported and exported design; a receding source and emerging archive; a new history and fertile field. Michigan Modern is also a project initiated by Michigan’s State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) to document important resources, facilitate research by others, and generally raise public awareness as to the state’s rich history of modern architecture and design from 1940 to 1970, with boundaries blurred by exceptions. This presentation will provide an overview of work in progress by Lord, Aeck & Sargent for SHPO’s Michigan Modern project. Consultant team leader Eric Hill will highlight Michigan’s modern architectural origins and centers of excellence (including Yamasaki), as well as several notable works by non-Michigan masters.
Dr. Hill’s lecture will be held on Friday, April 20, 2012 at 7:00 pm at the Wayne State University Helen L. Deroy Auditorium (1st floor), 5203 Cass Avenue, Detroit, Michigan.
The lecture flyer can be downloaded here .