a2 modern: Exploring the Legacy of Modern Architects

An early home of Robert Metcalf, preeminent local Modern architect and Dean of the School of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Michigan.

An early home of Robert Metcalf, preeminent local Modern architect and Dean of the School of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Michigan.

 
 

A Priceless Legacy

In the middle of the 20th century, Ann Arbor architecture began benefiting from having a world-class university in its small community when architecture professors began designing cutting-edge Modern homes in the University of Michigan's back yard.  Eero Saarinen, Frank Lloyd Wright, Robert "Dean Bob" Metcalf, Gunnar Birkerts, Alden B. Dow, and many others left an indelible mark on local neighborhoods, and a2 modern is a wealth of information about them all.  Learn more about the buildings, architects, and neighborhoods of Modernism, including related events and upcoming tours.