“Gardens never end and buildings never begin” is how Alden B. Dow F.A.I.A (1904-1983) described his own individual organic design philosophy. His own Home and Studio located in Midland, Michigan, exemplifies how this incredible architect masterfully weaves structure and nature together for the ultimate living environment. Designated a National Historic Landmark in 1989, the Home and Studio continues to engage the imagination and elicits emotional responses in all who experience this powerful statement of Mid-Twentieth Century Modern architecture. Planted into an encompassing pond, the Home and Studio is alive with reflective light, soaring roof lines, diverging angles, brilliant color and the perfect balance of enticement and tranquility. It truly is an “oasis of architecture and inspiration.” Schedule your visit for architectural tours, educational programs, Michigan history and much more.

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The Midland Country Club by Alden B. Dow
When Alden B. Dow drew his first sketches for a clubhouse for the Midland Country Club in 1930, he had yet to receive his...
A Dream of Many Men, Lake Jackson Texas
Few architects have the opportunity to design a whole community, but Alden B. Dow had just such a unique opportunity in 1941 in...
Mid-Century Modern Michigan Service Stations by Alden B. Dow
In the late 1950’s and early 1960’s, automobile designs were characterized by head-turning tailfins and sleek lines.
St. John's Episcopal Church Mid-Century Modern by Alden B. Dow
St. John’s Episcopal Church Celebrating its 150th anniversary this year, The Episcopal Church in Midland was established in 1867.
Defining an Architectural Canon From the Ground Up
The residents of Midland, Michigan, are leading the charge to document their community’s unique architectural history.
The Josephine Ashmun Residence
Music was always an important part of Josephine Ashmun’s life.