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Public Tours : Monday – Saturday at 2 PM with additional 11 AM Tours on Friday and Saturday.  Closed Sundays
Reservations must be made at least 24 hours in advance of desire tour date. We are not accepting walk-in guests at this time. Please take the time to read our Covid-19 safety requirements outlined on our public tour page.   24 hour cancellation notice required for full refund or rebooking.

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Alden B. Dow, FAIA

Alden B. Dow was a man of his time, but created realities in architecture of the future. Innovative building practices merged with new, undefined materials allowing him to explore and create new solutions in architecture. By designing structures that reflected the way we truly live as humans, he created spaces that not only nurture and comfort us, but also awaken our minds and help us to develop our own individual creativity. His is a legacy that challenges us to look, examine and question the world, in the focused pursuit of the quality of life.

The Home & Studio

Designated a National Historic Landmark in 1989, the Alden B Dow 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.

The integration of building and site truly exemplify Mr. Dow’s definition of organic architecture as the idea that “…gardens never end and buildings never begin.”

Project Database

As we are all staying near to our homes & practicing social distancing, we have put together a few of the Alden B. Dow designed buildings from our database to share with you.  We currently have Midland designs ready for viewing and will continue to add more over time.

Online Gift Shop

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    “The Iconic American House, Architectural Masterworks since 1900” by Dominic Bradbury  Photography by Richard Powers
    $55.00
  • Collectibles
    The Alden B. Dow Home and Studio Inspiration Mobile
    $150.00
  • Collectibles
    The Alden B. Dow Home and Studio, Submarine Room, Porcelain Ornament
  • Collectibles
    The Alden B. Dow Home and Studio Submarine Room Magnetic Book Mark and Magnet Set
    $7.00
  • Collectibles
    The Alden B. Dow Home and Studio, Submarine Room, Metal Pencil Case
    $10.00
  • Collectibles
    The Alden B. Dow Home and Studio, Submarine Room Sketch Book
    $14.00
  • Collectibles
    The Alden B. Dow Home and Studio, Submarine Room, Poster
    $10.00$20.00
  • Cards
    The Alden B. Dow Home and Studio, 6 Postcard Set
    $5.00
  • Collectibles
    The Alden B. Dow Home and Studio, Screened Porch Mobile
    $150.00
  • Cards
    The Alden B. Dow Home and Studio Submarine Room Note Card with Envelope
    $6.00
  • Collectibles
    Set of Three Alden B. Dow Designed Petal Lanterns
    $17,500.00
  • Collectibles
    The Alden B. Dow Home and Studio, Dow Gardens Red Bridge Mobile
    $175.00
  • Collectibles
    The Alden B. Dow Home and Studio, Rieker House Mobile
    $175.00
  • Collectibles
    The Alden B. Dow, A Way of Life Cycle Poster
    $15.00
  • Collectibles
    The Alden B. Dow Home and Studio, Collage Poster
    $15.00
  • Collectibles
    The Alden B. Dow Home and Studio Submarine Room Zipper Pencil Bag
    $15.00
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