Copper Country Architects

Biographical Dictionary of Copper Country Architects

Michigan Technological University, Daniell Heights Addition

by Brett Schlager

Architect: Tarapata-MacMahon Associates
Location: Michigan Tech Campus, Woodmar Dr., Houghton
Built: 1965
Contractor: Mattila Contracting, Inc.


Daniell Heights. Photograph by A. K. Hoagland, 2007.

In 1965, a second phase was added to Daniell Heights, just east of the original apartment buildings.1 The original portion of Daniell Heights, built in 1960, had been designed by Minoru Yamasaki. The buildings were once again two stories, and they were built primarily in groups of eight units. This addition consisted of 98 apartments, including 42 one-bedroom apartments, 50 two-bedroom units, and 6 three-bedroom units. This addition cost approximately $1.2 million, and is currently known as the Upper Heights.2


Upper Daniell Heights Floor Plans. MTU Housing.


Upper Daniell Heights Floor Plans. MTU Housing.


Buildings by Tarapata-MacMahon Associates in the Copper Country


  1. “Daniell Heights,”News from Michigan Tech, 2 February 1965, Vertical File at MTU Archives.
  2. “Daniell Heights,”News from Michigan Tech, 24 April 1965, Vertical File at MTU Archives.

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