Copper Country Architects

Biographical Dictionary of Copper Country Architects

Tag: Saarinen

Eero Saarinen


by Landon Helmuth. Eero Saarinen (1910-1961) studied sculpture before architecture, and his buildings maintained a sculptural feel as he moved between expressionist architecture and the International Style.1 His only building in the Copper Country was Nikander Hall on the campus of Suomi College (Finlandia University). Biography Eero Saarinen was born August 20, 1910, in Kirkkonummi, Finland, to Eliel and Loja Gesellius Saarinen. In 1923 the Saarinens moved to the United States […]

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Suomi College, J. K. Nikander Hall


by Landon Helmuth Architect: Eero Saarinen Location: Finlandia Campus, Hancock Built: 1939 J. K. Nikander Hall was the second permanent building on the Suomi College (Finlandia University) campus. It was designed by Eero Saarinen in conjunction with his father, Eliel, and his father’s assistant, J. R. F. Swanson, of Cranbrook Institute. Eliel Saarinen and Swanson also created the layout of a “long range building program” for future construction on the […]

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