40th Annual Zonta Homewalk

The Alden B. Dow Home and Studio is proud to collaborate with the Zonta Club of Midland to bring you the 40th Annual Zonta Homewalk. For several years now, Zonta incorporates Mid-Century Modern Structures in their wonderful holiday homewalk making this uniquely Midland! Please join us as we celebrate great architecture, both old and new […]

Alden B. Dow Home and Studio Partners with Docomomo US for National Tour Day October 9, 2021

The Tour Day partnership between The Alden B. Dow Home and Studio and Docomomo US is an easy one to understand. But first, Docomomo — what an odd word, right?  It stands for the DOcumentation and COnservation of buildings, sites and neighborhoods of the MOdern MOvement. DO CO MO MO.  Docomomo US is an organization dedicated to the preservation of modern […]

Docomomo’s US National Tour Day: Travel and Leisure

The Alden B. Dow Home and Studio and Mid-Century Modern Midland (MCMM) will participate with Docomomo US National Tour Day-Travel and Leisure, on October 9, 2021. Docomomo US is the United States chapter of Docomomo International, a non-profit organization dedicated to the documentation and conservation of buildings, sites and neighborhoods of the modern movement for nearly 25 […]

Summer Adult 2-Day Camp Friday, June 11 & Saturday, June 12 9am-5pm

As adults drop children off at our Architecture and Design Summer Camps, they excitedly express a wish to stay and join in all of the fun and creativity. Well, now YOU can! The Alden B. Dow Home and Studio has created a Summer 2-Day Adult Camp that contains many of the playful activities enjoyed by […]

Alden B. Dow on “The Kind of School I Would Like to Attend”

  The value of face-to-face instruction and the importance of re-opening schools is very much in the news and on everyone’s minds these days. Just what is the ideal environment for learning? Alden B. Dow, the architect of many school and college buildings, explored this question and sought to show how architecture can inspire learning […]

Connections: Alden and Vada Dow and Hans and Florence Knoll Bassett

Hans and Florence Knoll Bassett

Born to a baker and orphaned at age 12, Florence Schust grew up in Saginaw, Michigan. She demonstrated an early interest in architecture and was enrolled at the Kingswood School for Girls, adjacent to the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. While at Kingswood, she befriended Eliel Saarinen, whom she would later study […]

2020 Summer Architecture & Design Camps at The Alden B. Dow Home and Studio

Enroll your child in a summer camp at the Alden B. Dow Home and Studio and see them expand their view of the world! The Home and Studio’s goal is to challenge campers to think in new ways about architecture and the spaces people inhabit, engage in interactive designing and building activities, and share time […]

The Alden B. Dow Home and Studio presents the Summer Writing Studio 2020

The Alden B. Dow Home and Studio will be hosting a Summer Writing Studio for students in grades 6–12. The program runs from 10 am to 12 pm, on the following dates: Thursday, June 25th Thursday, July 16th Thursday, July 30th Thursday, August 13th Sessions include a snack, and writing time in this inspiring National […]

Adult Architecture Camp

As adults drop children off at our Architecture and Design Summer Camps, they excitedly express a wish to stay and join in all of the fun and creativity. Well, now YOU can! The Alden B. Dow Home and Studio has created a fall Adult Camp that contains many of the playful activities enjoyed by our […]

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