Michigan Technological University, Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts

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by Mike Fleck. Architect: Gunnar Birkerts Built: 1998-2000 Contractor: Gundlach Champion of Houghton Theater Designer: George C. Izenour Structural Engineers: Desai/Nasr Consulting Engineers, Inc., West Bloomfield, MI Steel Fabricators: Daul Industries, Inc. Mechanical Contractors: August Winters and Sons, Appleton, WI Electrical Contractors: J. Ranck Electrical, Inc, Cheboygan, WI The groundbreaking ceremony for the Rozsa Center… Read more Michigan Technological University, Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts

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… Read more Michigan Technological University, McNair Residence Hall

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… Read more Michigan Technological University, Daniell Heights Addition

Michigan Technological University, Sheldon Heights

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by Nicole Measel Architect: Yamasaki & Associates Alternative Name: Daniell Heights Location: Woodmar Dr., Houghton Built: 1960 Contractor: Herman Gundlach, Inc.1 Though Yamasaki is known for designing towers and other large structures, there was a time in his career when he focused on smaller scale projects. As he said, “As I grow older in life… Read more Michigan Technological University, Sheldon Heights

Michigan College of Mining and Technology, Sherman Gym

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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… Read more Michigan College of Mining and Technology, Sherman Gym

Michigan College of Mines, Chemistry Building Addition

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by A. K. Hoagland Architect: Derrick Hubert Alternative Name: Michigan Technological University, Koenig Hall Location: Houghton, MI Built: 1931 Contractor: Archie Verville Demolished: 1968 In 1931 the Michigan College of Mines built a large addition onto the front of Koenig Hall, which had been built just ten years earlier. The new front—really a whole new… Read more Michigan College of Mines, Chemistry Building Addition

Michigan College of Mines, Chemistry Building

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by Dany Peavey, Stevan Sliger, John Krystof, and Travis Dvorak Architect: Herbst & Kuenzli Alternative Name: Koenig Hall Location: Houghton, MI Built: 1920-22 Contractor: Herman Gundlach Addition in 1931: Derrick Hubert, architect; Archie Verville, contractor Demolished: 1968   On March 4, 1920, a fire destroyed Koenig Hall, the chemistry building. A new building was needed quickly… Read more Michigan College of Mines, Chemistry Building

Michigan College of Mines, Administration and Library Building

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by Dany Peavey, Stevan Sliger, John Krystof, and Travis Dvorak. Architect: Charlton & Kuenzli Alternative Name: Academic Office Building Location: Houghton, MI Built: 1908 Contractor: Herman Gundlach This building was constructed to house the library, administrative offices, and mineral museum. Currently it is the home of the Department of Social Sciences, School of Business and… Read more Michigan College of Mines, Administration and Library Building

Michigan College of Mines, Gymnasium and Clubhouse

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by Dany Peavey, Stevan Sliger, John Krystof, and Travis Dvorak. Architect: Charlton & Kuenzli Alternative Name: ROTC Building Location: Houghton, MI Built: 1904-06 Contractor: Herman Gundlach This building, the oldest remaining on campus, was built as the gymnasium and clubhouse in 1904-06. In 1902, the faculty pledged to donate $1,700 toward the new building and… Read more Michigan College of Mines, Gymnasium and Clubhouse

Michigan Mining School, Chemistry Building

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by Dany Peavey, Stevan Sliger, John Krystof, and Travis Dvorak. Architect: Charlton & Gilbert Alternative Name: Koenig Hall Location: Houghton, MI Built: 1901-02 Contractor: Northern Construction Co. Destroyed by fire 1920 Built at a cost of $23,500, the Chemistry building was more modest in design. The two-story brick building had a hipped roof and modillioned… Read more Michigan Mining School, Chemistry Building