“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 Peter Carras Residence 1961 (The Dow Test House) Designed by Alden B. Dow F.A.I.A.
In the summer of 1961, The Dow Chemical Company approached Alden B. Dow with a proposal to design a research test house that used...
"Autumn Reflections 2017" opens historically significant mid-century modern homes to touring
Michigan’s Architect Laureate, Alden B. Dow, designed over 600 structures and the entire City of Lake Jackson, Texas throughout...
Highlights from the Alden B. Dow Home & Studio Book Collections – Books on Color
Scattered throughout the collection of books in Alden B. Dow’s office is a number of books on the subject of color.
Alden B. Dow Inspired Modern Quilt to be auctioned for educational programming
The Alden B. Dow Home and Studio’s Education Program was chosen as the recipient of the Great Lakes Bay Modern Quilt Guild’s 2017...
Phoenix Civic Center
Beginning in 1949, the Phoenix Civic Center was designed in stages by Alden B. Dow.
The Donald Irish Residence
The Donald Irish Residence In one of a number of oral history interviews to be found in the Alden B. Dow Home & Studio Archives,...