Welcome to a2modern.org
Visitors to Ann Arbor may be surprised that amidst the academic buildings, historic nineteenth century homes and post-war tract housing are some of the finest examples of Mid-Century Modern architecture in the Midwest. The Modernist movement was able to grow and develop in this region because Ann Arbor was, and still is, an open, diverse community that fosters an atmosphere ideal for creative expression and experimentation. The University of Michigan provided access to the advancements in engineering and building materials, as well as many of the forward-thinking architects, needed to create these new works.
In June 2010, a group first met in Ann Arbor called a2modern. These homeowners, architects and enthusiasts joined together with the goal to raise the awareness of and appreciation for mid-century architecture and design. Through its activities, a2modern celebrates the accomplishments of the architects, designers, builders and homeowners in Ann Arbor. Efforts began by exploring the legacy of modern architects such as George B. Brigham and Robert Metcalf but, quickly expanded to other familiar names such as David Osler, Robert Pond and James Livingston. Please contact us to join our email mailing list.