In the News


On this page you will find current news items related to Michigan Modern, as well as news about the architects, artists, and designers who lived, studied, and worked in Michigan, and other stories of general interest relative to Modernism. 

Ann Arbor’s modern architecture matters too
Tanya Muzumdar
Concentrate
May 2, 2012

Yamasaki’s McGregor Memorial at WSU to get $1.8 million restoration
Model D
May 1, 2012

Architect Minoru Yamasaki’s work to be restored at Wayne State University
John Gallagher
Detroit Free Press
April 28, 2012

Photographer and architect Norman F. Carver Jr. travels around the world to document architecture
Ardyce Czuchna-Curl
Kalamazoo Gazette
October 8, 2011

The Koebel House: An Eero and Eliel Saarinen Collaboration
Sarah Cox
Curbed Detroit
October 5, 2011

Two Eames Grandchildren on Charles and Ray’s Living Room
Sarah Amelar
The New York Times
October 5, 2011

Conserving the Charles and Ray Eames House
David Hay
Los Angeles Times
September 24, 2011

Outside of Berlin, Bauhaus-Themed Fun
Sally McGrane
The New York Times
August 28, 2011

Wright’s Unity Temple in Oak Park seeks spot on World Heritage List
Todd Shields
Chicago Sun-Times
August 13, 2011

Review: Voiture Minimum: Le Corbusier and the Automobile
Antonio Amado
The Architect’s Newspaper
August 11, 2011

Architecture – modernism v traditionalism
Lanre Bakare
The Guardian
August 5, 2011

Richard Neutra’s Kronish House gets a reprieve
Martha Groves
Los Angeles Times
August 3, 2011

John Lautner’s 100th Birthday Celebration
Evelyn McDonnell
LA Weekly
July 14, 2011

For a Famed Los Angeles Architect, a Day of His Own
Steven Kurutz
The New York Times
July 13, 2011

The Fat Lady finally sings for Ford Auditorium
Steve Neavling
Detroit Free Press
July 9, 2011

New architect selected to continue renovations for Fenton’s community center
Dana DeFever
The Flint Journal
June 10, 2011

Modern Architecture Uninhibited
Todd Walsh
Seeking Michigan
May 24, 2011

A Michigan Masterpiece: Emotion and Form
Brenna Moloney
Seeking Michigan
May 11, 2011

Historic Fenton building slated for restoration
Candace Burns
WJRT-TV
May 10, 2011

Modern Family
Amy Wimmer Schwarb
Indianapolis Monthly
May 1, 2011

Detroit OKs plans to raze Ford Auditorium
Darren A. Nichols
The Detroit News
March 16, 2011

Exhibit highlighting modern architecture opens Wednesday at University of Michigan
Kyle Feldscher
AnnArbor.com
March 15, 2011

Turning a Rearview Mirror on Kevin Roche
Nicolai Ouroussoff
The New York Times
February 22, 2011

Miller House and Garden
Suzanne Stephens
Architectural Record
February 2011

Michigan’s Historic Preservation Office Shines a Light on the State’s Modernist Heritage
John Gendall
AIArchitect
January 7, 2011

The (very) Fine Art Building at Northwestern Michigan College
Elizabeth Edwards
MyNorth.com
January 26, 2011

Michigan Modern: A look at Modern architecture around Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County
Edward Vielmetti
AnnArbor.com
October 29, 2010

Living With Mies
Danielle Aubert, Lana Cavar & Natasha Chandani
The New York Times
October 14, 2010

Christ Church Lutheran celebrates the Saarinens
Camille LeFevre
MinnPost.com
October 9, 2010

Demolition near for Westland’s landmark Quo Vadis Theater
Leanne Rogers
The Observer
September 28, 2010

Arch grounds plan gives park a new spin
Doug Moore
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
September 24, 2010

Eye Candy! of the Week: Capital Area District Library
Amanda Harrell-Seyburn
City Pulse
September 22, 2010

UAW’s King takes north Michigan resort off market
Louis Aguilar
The Detroit News
August 18, 2010

New book honors designer Florence Knoll
Zahid Sardar
San Francisco Chronicle
July 11, 2010

When Less Was More
Jayne Merkel
The New York Times
July 1, 2010

LTU continues renovating Frank Lloyd Wright house
Kristin Lukowski
MetroModeMedia.com
July 1, 2010

When Bauhaus came to our house
Rick Steelhammer
The Charleston Gazette
June 10, 2010

A Chicago Architect Weaves Danish Modern Into His Northern Lake Home
Keith Campbell
MyNorth.com
June 7, 2010

Hume: Le Corbusier’s Berlin apartment building was home to an idea
Christopher Hume
Toronto Star
June 4, 2010

To the heart of modernism
John Pohl
The Gazette
May 29, 2010

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Japan
Lucy Birmingham
The Wall Street Journal
May 27, 2010

Ferndale wraps up library renovation project
Jon Zemke
Metromodemedia.com
May 13, 2010

Heroes and Villains in the Pantheon of Design
Alice Rawsthorn
The New York Times
April 25, 2010

The Future’s Past: The debate over designer Eero Saarinen’s legacy continues
Geoffrey Detrani
New Haven Advocate
March 24, 2010

Towering Achievments
Dale Gyure, Ph. D.
Seeking Michigan
March 23, 2010

Yale Celebrates Saarinen, Corporate, Campus Image Maker: Review
James S. Russell
Bloomberg.com
March 19, 2010

Wright’s Treasure, or Preserving the City
Karen Dybis
Time.com
March 15, 2010

Rescuing Architectural Heritage From the Brink
Edward Tenner
The Atlantic Monthly
March 10, 2010

Architectural Records Saved at Last Minute
Dave Itzkoff
The New York Times
March 8, 2010

Yale Showcases Saarinen’s Certain Style
Philip Langdon
Hartford Courant
March 7, 2010

Mid-century modern houses — back in style
Bill Cary
The Journal News
February 27, 2010

Architect Frank Lloyd Wright: His Genius Was Second Nature
Scott Stoddard
Investors Business Daily
February 22, 2010

Deal spares Century Plaza hotel from wrecking ball
Martha Groves
Los Angeles Times
February 11, 2010

Campus restoration revives Wright’s vision
Jennifer Kay
The Mercury (Lakeland, FL)
February 5, 2010

Mod Men
Marc Kristal
Dwell.com
February 2010

Warming Up to Modern
Marcelle S. Fischler
The New York Times
January 28, 2010

Michigan boasts gems of modern architecture by Yamasaki, Saarinen and others
Dave Runk
The Associated Press
January 27, 2010

Architectural firm Yamasaki Associates Inc. downsizes last local employees
Chad Halcom
Crain’s Detroit Business
January 6, 2010

His Buildings Defined a Decade
Ada Louise Huxtable
The Wall Street Journal
January 5, 2010

Designer of Bell Labs building focus of museum exhibit
Jacqueline Hlavenka
The Independent
November 25, 2009

Love & Architecture
Alexandra Lang
Design Observer
November 12, 2009

Making the Face of Modernism Familiar
Nicolai Ouroussoff
New York Times
November 10, 2009

The Purpose-Driven Wife
Cathleen McGuigan
Newsweek
November 6, 2009

L.A. City Council to consider historic landmark status for Century Plaza Hotel today
Los Angeles Times
October 21, 2009

Cranbrook campaign raises $181 million
Tom Walsh
Detroit Free Press
October 15, 2009

‘A Night with Nelson’ launches series at SCA
The Holland Sentinel
September 16, 2009

Bringing Life Back to WSU Campus Gem
John Gallagher
Detroit Free Press
September 13, 2009

What I Learned From a Restroom Tête-à-Tête with George Nelson
Dan Harden
Fast Company
September 8, 2009

Frank Lloyd Wright’s quirky genius still shines 100 years later at Meyer May House in Grand Rapids
Morgan Jarema
The Grand Rapids Press
September 6, 2009

Meyer May House is a standout in its Heritage Hill neighborhood
The Grand Rapids Press
September 6, 2009

Architecture symposium includes panel discussion about Frank Lloyd Wright’s influence
The Grand Rapids Press
September 6, 2009

‘Wright Way’ tour slated for Michigan
Chicago Tribune
September 4, 2009

Steward to a genius: International performer restores Frank Lloyd Wright house
Ardyce Czuchna-Curl
Kalamazoo Gazette
August 23, 2009

On The Waterfront
Christine Newman
Chicago Magazine
October 2008

Modern for the Masses: How progressive architects and builders brought high-concept houses to the postwar ‘burbs
James C. Massey & Shirley Maxwell
Old House Journal Online
June 2005

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