Yamasaki in Detroit's Cultural Center 2023

Meet at Josephine Ford Sculpture Garden, College for Creative Studies

201 E Kirby St
Detroit, MI
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Minoru Yamasaki, Detroit’s best-known midcentury architect, left his mark all over the city. Locally he designed office buildings, houses of worships, educational institutions, and residences. Learn how Yamasaki came to Wayne State University in the mid-1950s to extend and execute their master plan with new buildings and a pedestrian-friendly campus, and then helped to establish the College for Creative Studies' new 1950s campus. This tour explores Yamasaki’s legacy in Detroit's Cultural Center, including a stop at Wayne State University’s magnificent McGregor Memorial Conference Center and reflecting pool.

This tour is organized by Preservation Detroit and will be led by Kathleen Marcaccio. A native Detroiter, Kathleen holds a master's degree in Library Science from Wayne State University, working in the electronic information field until her retirement. She has been leading tours in the Cultural Center and Midtown neighborhoods since 2004, and at Woodlawn Cemetery since 2012. Her interests include Detroit's cultural, industrial and automotive history and architecture, photography, and exploring art museums and cities.

Advance registration required, Eventbrite link coming soon
$25 Docomomo US and Preservation Detroit members / $30 Non-members (join or renew your membership here)

Ticket purchases are available until 6pm the Saturday before the tour. Tickets may be refunded up to 7 days prior to the date of a tour; after that, tickets are not refundable. 

This event is part of Docomomo US Tour Day 2023.

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