Copper Country Architects

Biographical Dictionary of Copper Country Architects

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Dow, Howell, Gilmore & Associates


by Sarah Nunn. Although Alden B. Dow (1904-1983) never lived in the Copper Country, his firm, Dow, Howell, Gilmore, & Associates, was responsible for the construction of Sherman Gym (Walker Arts and Humanities Center) on the campus of Michigan Technological University, where they used Dow’s philosophy of blending architecture with the natural surroundings. Dow believed that nature was ever-changing and therefore he refused to design in only one style of […]

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Michigan College of Mining and Technology, Sherman Gym


by Sarah Nunn Architect: Dow, Howell, Gilmore & Associates Alternative Name: Michigan Technological University, Walker Arts and Humanities Center Location: MTU Campus, Houghton Built: 1949, Remodeled 1985 Contractor: Herman Gundlach, Inc. Sherman Gym (1949) was the Michigan Tech sports center, complete with racquetball courts, a wood gym, and a swimming pool.1 Concrete structural columns supported the first-floor ceiling with steel framing the rest of the structure completely. Banded windows, a flat […]

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