Yamasaki's Legacy in Detroit's Cultural Center

Josephine F. Ford Sculpture Garden, College for Creative Studies

John R Street and E Kirby Street
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, hosted by Preservation Detroit, 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.

$25 Docomomo US and Preservation Detroit members / $30 nonmembers

Advance 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. 

Metered and non-metered street parking is available in the immediate area. Paid parking is also available in the DIA parking lot.

This event is part of Docomomo US Tour Day 2022.

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