Events

Balogh Open House

The family home of Tivadar and Dorothy Balogh, built in 1958-59, is listed for sale. Their two daughters, Melissa and Margaret, are holding a special open house for Modernists on Saturday, October 12, from 3:00pm to 5:00pm, and the Realtor, John Goetz of Real Estate...

Thornoaks Walking Tour Repeated

If you missed our original Thornoaks walking tour in June 2018, here’s another chance. Association for Preservation Technology--Eastern Great Lakes and a2modern will be giving walking tours of this neighborhood on Saturday, October 19th. Docent led tours will begin at 1 PM and 2:30 PM at...

Crane House Tours

On June 29th, a2modern will be hosting tours of the Crane House. Built for Florence and Richard Crane in 1954, it was the first commission for Ann Arbor architect Robert Metcalf, who went on to design over 60 midcentury modern homes in the area. Considered a...

Yamasaki Lecture

On October 10, 2018 at 7 PM there will be an event at the downtown Ann Arbor District Library. The event is free and no sign up is required to attend. Dale Gyure, author of Minoru Yamasaki: Humanist Architecture for a Modernist World will present a...

Winningham / Saffer Open House

On September 9, a2modern will host a tour of the David and Ann Saffer’s George Brigham-designed house. This expansive single-level home nestled in the northeastern corner of a six acre property provides a maximum of privacy with spectacular views of gardens and forest. The present owners,...

Concordia University Campus Tour

On Sunday, July 8th, a2modern and Concordia University of Ann Arbor (CCAA) will offer a tour of the CCAA campus flanking Geddes Road on the banks of the Huron River near US-23.  The tour will feature  several midcentury modern (MCM) structures including a classroom /...

Thornoaks Walking Tour

Sorry! This event is sold out. On June 10th a2modern will be hosting a walking tour of the Thornoaks neighborhood. The tour will include several interior visits.  Thornoaks is an unusually intact group of 32 mid-century modern homes, recently designated as an historic district.  Docent led...

Botch / Aaron Open House

On the afternoon of January 13th the Aarons, who soon intend to sell the Metcalf home known as the Botch House, will be holding an open house for our a2modern friends. Tickets may be purchased here. Architect Robert Metcalf’s 1958 presentation drawing lifted the Botch House...

Mies van der Rohe’s Lafayette Park

Sold Out Time: 1:00-3:00 p.m. When: Saturday, September 9th, 2017 Cost: $30/person, registration required Detroit’s Mies van der Rohe Historic District in Lafayette Park includes 186 cooperatively owned Town House and Court House units, three apartment towers, an elementary school, a retail district, and a 13-acre park known as...