Michigan Historic Preservation Network Conference "Michigan Places Matter"

Michigan Historic Preservation Network Conference "Michigan Places Matter"

a2modern was asked to participate in panel discussion at 2014 MHPN Annual Statewide Preservation Conference – “Michigan Places Matter”

On Friday, May 16, 2014 from 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM, a2modern will be participate in a panel discussion on Modernism at the Michigan Historic Preservation’s statewide conference in Jackson, MI. Michigan Modern: The Local Side to the Designs that Shaped America, will showcase the growth of local efforts to recognize and protect the wealth of Modernism in Michigan communities. It includes the efforts in Ann Arbor, Midland and Southfield.

The State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) will provide an overview of how Michigan continues to redefine the influence it exercised as Modernism spread nationally. Following that presentation, each local community has been asked to present each has worked with their diverse resources to survey, research, and promote Modernism in their community. This includes discussing how their activities might apply to the communities of those participating in the session.

Tracy Aris is representing a2modern on the panel that includes Brian Conway, SHPO; Craig McDonald, Director of The Alden B. Dow Home and Studio; and Kenson J. Siver, City Council President, City of Southfield. Melissa Milton-Pung of the Washtenaw County Planning Office will be the Panel Moderator.

“a2modern is pleased to be asked to participate in this conference,” explains Nancy Deromedi. “It is a recognition for our activities and partnerships that highlight and promote Ann Arbor’s significant contributions to Modernism.”