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  • Wayne State University; Buildings; Prentis

    Circa 1960s. Minoru Yamasaki and Associates. 1964. Image is of the Cass Avenue facing side of the building. Partnered with the DeRoy Auditorium, Yamasaki’s form-making derived much of its strength from the careful compositional massing of pure forms and pattern repetition of surface elements. Here, the composition of streetwall-gateway building and freestanding pavilion is perhaps a modern take on a medieval castle keep. The two buildings are linked by an underground passage. Powerful moves and …