• Wayne State University; Buildings; Community Arts

    Circa 1960s. View of Sculpture Gardens with Community Arts to right, McGregor Building to left and Belcrest Building in background. Date on photo September 6,1962.

  • Wayne State University; Buildings; College of Education, Recent

    Circa 1960s. Two years after designing the McGregor Memorial Conference Center, Minoru Yamasaki and Associates designed the symmetrical education temple in the unique Modern Formalism. He relied on his signature geometric patterning for this building also. 1960. Night image dated June 15,1962 as viewed from Community Arts Center across Sculptural Garden.

  • Wayne State University; Buildings; McGregor Memorial, Dedication

    Circa 1960s. Exterior image of building. Date June 15, 1962. Minoru Yamasaki and Associates, 1958. One of Yamasaki’s masterpieces and believed by many to be among Detroit’s finest buildings. The 2 story nearly symmetrical pavilion is sheathed in warm travertine marble. The interior contains 2 levels of conference rooms that are arranged to either side of a sky lighted entry hall and lounge which has the feeling of a gothic cathedral. A triangular geometric motif forms a decorative pattern throug…

  • Wayne State University; Buildings; McGregor Memorial, Dedication

    Circa 1960s. Exterior image of building. Three women relax in Japanese gardens with the McGregor to the right and Education Building in background. Dated June 22, 1962. Minoru Yamasaki and Associates, 1958. One of Yamasaki’s masterpieces and believed by many to be among Detroit’s finest buildings. The 2 story nearly symmetrical pavilion is sheathed in warm travertine marble. The interior contains 2 levels of conference rooms that are arranged to either side of a sky lighted entry hall and loung…