The Making of University of Michigan History

Saarinen designed Music School...

Groundbreaking for the School of Music marked a new phase in the expansion of the North Campus. The Eero Saarinen designed building brought together school activities that had been spread over 13 buildings and permitted enrollment to increase for the first time since 1946. Saarinen had created a design plan for North Campus but the Music School was the one building he wanted to create personally. He was taken ill and died before completion of the building in 1964, but had watched construction progress from his room in the University Hospital.

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Photo Source: University of Michigan School of Music Building; University of Michigan Photographs Vertical File, UBImus D 13 (282)