“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.
Tour Reservation online at www.abdow.org
or by calling toll free 1.866.315.7678
Michael is a designer and illustrator born and raised in Ontario, Canada – currently living in the Great Lakes Region of Michigan. His only complaint (politely filed, of course) is that there are never enough pencils in the office.
www.mkn-design.com/studio | www.instagram.com/mkn_design
Dean Zeviar formerly known as Earnest Navar Williams is a poet and freelance publisher. He is part of the Michigan Writers group and a Pacific Book Review Star. His Poetry, "A Poet’s Diary 1," was awarded to the book of excellent merit.
Kate Stickley is a founding partner of Arterra Landscape Architects, a San Francisco based firm specializing in contemporary and sustainable design. A graduate of Michigan State University, Kate has practiced landscape architecture throughout the US and the South of France. In 2003, Kate founded Arterra to specialize in residential landscape architecture that combines art and technology.
Kate is a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects, The Association of Professional Landscape Designers, Build It Green and the National Association of Women Business Owners. She is a Certified Green Building Professional and is constantly looking for ways to incorporative sustainable design into all facets of the garden.
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