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    An Oasis of Architecture and Inspiration

Alden B. Dow Home & Studio

“Gardens never end and buildings never begin” is how Alden B. Dow F.A.I.A (1904-1983) described his own individual organic design philosophy. His own Home and Studio located in Midland, Michigan, exemplifies how this incredible architect masterfully weaves structure and nature together for the ultimate living environment. Designated a National Historic Landmark in 1989, the Home and Studio continues to engage the imagination and elicits emotional responses in all who experience this powerful statement of Mid-Twentieth Century Modern architecture. Planted into an encompassing pond, the Home and Studio is alive with reflective light, soaring roof lines, diverging angles, brilliant color and the perfect balance of enticement and tranquility. It truly is an “oasis of architecture and inspiration.”  Schedule your visit for architectural tours, educational programs, Michigan history and much more.

 

 

Education

The Alden B. Dow Home and Studio offers curriculum based educational opportunities for all ages that address concepts in subject areas such as: architecture, design, and the humanities.

Enriching
Hands on curriculum based opportunities

Enchanting
Summer Camps

Educational
For all ages 

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Events

In addition to tours offered Monday-Saturday at 2pm and Friday-Saturday at 10am.  Join the Home & Studio for one of our Special Events or Camps.

  • October 4, 2014
    Autumn Reflections Tour
  • October 5, 2014
    Autumn Reflections Tour
  • December 3, 2014
    Holiday Tours-December 3-30

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Research

The collection of Alden B. Dow’s original architectural drawings, professional and personal papers, speeches, and writings are available for research.

Over 25,000
Drawings, Job Files, & Publications

Expansive Variety of
16mm Films, Photographs & Papers

Distinctive
Publications & Media

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History

His is a legacy that challenges us to look, examine and question the world, in the focused pursuit of the quality of life.  Enthusiasts are invited to become versed in his many contributions.

Innovative
Building Practices

Inventive
Structural Materials

Inspiring
Architectural Solutions

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