George B. Brigham

Brigham-George-B-JrGeorge Brigham (1889-1977): Trained in Beaux Arts at MIT, Brigham switched to modern architecture after seeing it in California while teaching at Cal Tech. He came to U-M in 1930, where he taught while concurrently practicing his trade, introducing modern architecture to the community. Starting in 1936, he designed over 40 houses in the area, including a two-family house he built for himself in 1937 (Burt-Greene residence) and a home and architectural studio at 517 Oxford Road.

See also:

  • George B. Brigham collection, Bentley Historical Library.
  • Greg Saldana, curator, Constructing Modern: The Work of Robert C. Metcalf, Fall 2010, A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning.
  • Greg Saldana, curator, Modernism at Risk: Michigan Matters March-April 2011, A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning.
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