Duncan Campbell

by A. K. Hoagland. Originally a carpenter, Duncan Campbell had a brief but prolific career as an architect in Laurium. Biography Duncan Campbell first appeared as a carpenter in the 1899-1900 Polk Directory1, but from 1901 until 1908 he was listed as an architect. In 1899 the newspaper asserted that “Within the past year Duncan Campbell… Read more Duncan Campbell

Wells D. Butterfield

by A. K. Hoagland. Wells D. Butterfield was a Detroit architect with a specialty in churches. Biography Wells D. Butterfield (1859-1936) was born in Algonac, Michigan, and established an architectural practice in Detroit beginning in 1891. He specialized in churches, designing at least 65 of them in Michigan, including the Methodist Episcopal church at Traverse… Read more Wells D. Butterfield

Gunnar Birkerts

by Mike Fleck. Gunnar Birkerts (1925-2017) had an international practice and a reputation for dramatic expressionist buildings. His only work in the Upper Peninsula, the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts, is typically sculptural and striking. Biography Birkerts was born in Riga, Latvia, on January 17, 1925. He attended Technische Hochschule in Stuttgart, Germany, where… Read more Gunnar Birkerts

Erhard Brielmaier and E. Brielmaier & Sons

by Stephanie Trevino. Erhard Brielmaier (1841-1917), a Milwaukee architect with a wide practice in church architecture, designed one of the largest and most elaborate churches in the Copper Country. Biography Erhard Brielmaier was born in Neufra near Rottweil, Wurtemburg, Germany on January 7, 1841. In 1850, he moved to Cincinnati with his family.1 During this… Read more Erhard Brielmaier and E. Brielmaier & Sons