Growing Up Modern

Growing Up Modern

Island Park Shelter, Robert C. Metcalf, architect (1962)

Bentley Historical Library and a2modern present: Growing Up Modern
When: October 9, 2011 4:00 p.m.

Mid-century Michigan enjoyed both a baby boom and a building boom. New homes for modern families distinguished Ann Arbor, among other places, where architects designed entire neighborhoods of distinctive, modernist residences. Thanks to the generosity of several of those prominent architects, many of the homes are now documented through a rich collection of original architectural drawings and photographs at the University of Michigan’s Bentley Historical Library. Come join us for a fun and informative afternoon featuring Ann Arbor native Peter Osler (Director of the Program of Landscape Architecture at Illinois Institute of Technology) as he recalls “Growing Up Modern.” The program includes a panel discussion and viewing of original architectural archives.

Bentley Historical Library
University of Michigan
1150 Beal Avenue
Ann Arbor, Michigan

a2modern contact: Nancy Deromedi (734.255.3959) and Tracy Aris (734.277.5722)

Bentley Historical Library contacts: Nancy Bartlett ( and Nancy Deromedi ( phone: 734.764.3482

Image: Island Park Shelter, Robert C. Metcalf, architect (1962). Original rendering by Gordy Rogers. Image of original courtesy of Amanda Murray, Wicked Delicate Films.