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School of Music Building (Earl V. Moore Building)

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Earl V. Moore Building
1962–1964, Eero Saarinen and Associates. 1100 Baits Ave.

This building was the most notable on North Campus when it was built. Surrounded by wooded hills and reflected in a pond, the building is in perfect harmony with its surroundings. Both exterior and interior walls are brick. Classrooms and sound studios on the main level employ a second-floor slab that appears to float on fiberglass over the structural concrete supporting slab. This isolates these studios and makes them soundproof. To the north is a two-story classroom and practice wing with a low horizontal promenade; to the south are the library, rehearsal, and recital halls. Narrow, full-length windows contrast with the horizontal patterns of brick.

Writing Credits

Kathryn Bishop Eckert


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Kathryn Bishop Eckert, "School of Music Building (Earl V. Moore Building)", [Ann Arbor, Michigan], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Michigan

Buildings of Michigan, Kathryn Bishop Eckert. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2012, 149-149.

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