Copper Country Architects

Biographical Dictionary of Copper Country Architects

Tag: MacMahon

Tarapata, MacMahon & Paulsen Associates (TMP)

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by Brett Schlager. Tarapata, MacMahon, & Paulsen Associates (TMP), a Michigan-based firm with a nationwide practice, designed several buildings in the Copper Country. Biography In 1959 a young Peter Tarapata and Charles H. MacMahon founded an architectural design firm called Tarapata-MacMahon Associates, Inc. In 1961, Tarapata and MacMahon bought the old Tuscarora School to be used as an office. They then added a loft and later a side addition to […]

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Suomi College, Finlandia Hall

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by Brett Schlager Architect: TMP Associates, Inc. Location: Finlandia University Campus, Hancock Built: 1983-1984 Contractor: Herman Gundlach, Inc. Finlandia Hall is a four-story, 192-room, co-ed student dormitory that is home to 184 students.1 Finlandia Hall was completed and ready for occupation in September of 1984 after a $3.5 million loan from the Federal Department of Education.2 The building’s façade faces south and is said to have a “domestic character” that resembles […]

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Detroit & Northern Savings and Loan Association

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by Brett Schlager Architect: TMP Associates, Inc. Alternative Name: Republic Bank, Citizens Bank Location: 400 Quincy Street, Hancock Built: 1972 Contractor: Herman Gundlach, Inc. Founded in Hancock as the Northern Michigan Building & Loan Association, Detroit & Northern Savings and Loan Association has served as a major financial establishment in Northern Michigan for over 100 years, and in both Northern and Lower Michigan for over 80 years. Recently D&N Bank […]

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Michigan Technological University, McNair Residence Hall

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by Brett Schlager Architect: Tarapata-MacMahon Associates Alternative Name: Co-Ed Dormitory and Food Service Complex Location: Michigan Tech Campus, Houghton Built: 1965-1968 Contractor: Herman Gundlach, Inc. In December 1965, construction of a $1.6 million co-ed dormitory and food service center began. Construction of the project was to be undertaken in two separate phases. Phase I of the dormitory, on the west end, was to hold 300 students, two per room, and […]

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Michigan Technological University, Daniell Heights Addition

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by Brett Schlager Architect: Tarapata-MacMahon Associates Location: Michigan Tech Campus, Woodmar Dr., Houghton Built: 1965 Contractor: Mattila Contracting, Inc. 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 […]

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