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    An Oasis of Architecture and Inspiration

Alden B. Dow Home & Studio

Tunnel Tours-Reserve a Saturday Public Tour in February, March and April and it will automatically include a trip down into our underground tunnel that connects the Home to the 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.

DWELL.COM article “A Midcentury Time Capsule Captures an Architect’s Love For Iconic Design”

Experience Michigan Article “Explore Alden B. Dow’s Mid-Century Masterpiece”

PBS.org aired “Destination Michigan” Midland-Alden B. Dow Home and Studio

Alden B. Dow Designed Homes on the Market



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.

Hands on curriculum based opportunities

Summer Camps

For all ages 

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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.

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    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

    Publications & Media

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    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.

    Building Practices

    Structural Materials

    Architectural Solutions

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    The Life and History of Alden B. Dow

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