Michigan Architect Minoru Yamasaki

November 30, 2012

Roofline: DeRoy Auditorium, Wayne State University--Detroit MI

Roofline: DeRoy Auditorium, Wayne State University–Detroit MI, photo by pinehurst19475

“When people go into good buildings there should be serenity and delight.”
~Minoru Yamasaki

Minoru Yamasaki  (December 1, 1912 – February 7, 1986) was an American architect best known for his design of the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center who ended up making his home in Michigan.

The Detroit News has a feature titled world-class architect Minoru Yamasaki that gives a good overview of the architect and his somewhat tumultuous life, and you should also read the Seeking Michigan feature on Yamasaki and his Michigan architectural practiceMichigan Modern has a list of Yamasaki designed buildings in Michigan as well.

Check this out background bigtacular and see more in Anthony Lockhart’s Wayne State and the Cultural Center slideshow.

More architecture on Michigan in Pictures.

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