Detroit, MI 48202
The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to announce the inaugural lecture of the WSU Yamasaki Legacy Lecture series. Please join us on Friday, November 12, 4:00 p.m. at the DeRoy Auditorium for "Serenity and Delight -Minoru Yamasaki’s Architecture at Wayne State University," with guest speaker, Dr. Dale Allen Gyure, asociate professor of Architecture at Lawrence Technological University and adjunct assistant professor of Historic Preservation at Goucher College.
Dr. Gyure’s research focuses on American architecture of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, particularly the intersections of architecture, education, and society. He has written two books: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Florida Southern College (University Press of Florida, 2010) and The Chicago Schoolhouse,1856-2006: High School Architecture and Educational Reform (Center for American Places/University of Chicago Press, 2011).
Architect Minoru Yamasaki designed four buildings at Wayne State University – the McGregor Memorial Conference Center, the Education Building, Prentis Hall, and DeRoy Auditorium. All were constructed between 1957 and 1965, at a time when Yamasaki was becoming nationally known as an exciting and innovative designer. In this lecture, architectural historian Dale Allen Gyure will explain how these buildings express Yamasaki’s unique form of architectural humanism and his attempt to invoke feelings of serenity and delight in his buildings.
The lecture is free; registration is required.