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Michigan Medical Society Headquarters Building

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1961, Minoru Yamasaki; 1991 atrium connector, Yamasaki and Associates. 120 Saginaw St.
  • (Photograph by Kathryn Bishop Eckert)

The modern two-story precast-concrete and steel building with glass curtain walls is headquarters for the Michigan Medical Society. Slender columns support the vaulted roof of stilted arches. In its terraced landscape the building projects a light and airy silhouette and floating quality. Yamasaki explained the intent was to create a serene and inviting building to express the idealism and humanity of the medical profession.

Writing Credits

Kathryn Bishop Eckert


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Kathryn Bishop Eckert, "Michigan Medical Society Headquarters Building", [East Lansing, Michigan], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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Cover: Buildings of Michigan

Buildings of Michigan, Kathryn Bishop Eckert. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2012, 299-299.

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