Historic Detroit

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Architects

ArchitectBirthDeath
William H. AdamsJan. 11, 1879Jan. 9, 1961
Charles N. AgreeApril 18, 1897March 10, 1982
A.H. Gould & Son
Harley & Atcheson
James Anderson
Anderson & Jordan
Harry S. Angell
Arnold & Shreve
Beckett & Akitt
Henry BaconNov. 28, 1866Feb. 17, 1924
Sidney Rose Badgley
James BalfourDec. 24, 1854April 10, 1917
Frederick T. Barcroft
C. F. J. Barnes
Baxter, O'Dell & Halpin
Bennett & Straight
Bonnah & Chaffee
Harrie W. Bonnah
Herman A. Brede
Marcel Breuer
Brown & Derrick
Brown, Derrick & Preston
Henry T. BrushAug. 9, 1849July 15, 1879
Daniel H. BurnhamSept. 4, 1846 June 1, 1912
Burrowes & Eurich
Marcus R. Burrowes
Burrowes & Wells
Byram, Nuppenau & Clark
John Carrere
John W. Case
Samuel A. Cashwan
Walter C. ChaffeeSept. 19, 1875Jan. 19, 1945
Harry W. Chamberlin
Louis J. Chesnow1894Dec. 11, 1959
Alpheus W. ChittendenFeb. 24, 1869May 3, 1958
Chittenden & Kotting
Fuller Claflin
John E. Clapp
Hugh B. Clement
Serenus Colburn18711927
Samuel K. Colten
Earl L. Confer19011968
Leon Coquard
G. Frank Cordner
Thomas B. Coughlan
Ralph Adams Cram
Cram, Wentworth & Goodhue
C. Howard CraneAug. 13, 1885Aug. 14, 1952
Crane, Kiehler & Kellogg
William H. Creaser
Paul Philippe Cret Oct. 23, 1876Sept. 8, 1945
Crombie & Stanton
Daniel H. Burnham & Co.
Clarence E. Day
Peter Dederichs
Derrick & Gamber
Robert O. Derrick
George F. Diehl
J. Ivan Dise
Clair W. Ditchy
John Donaldson
Donaldson & Meier
Frederick Dunbar
E.R. Dunlap
Dunlap & Willeke
John Eberson18751954
George Edbrooke
Cyrus L.W. Eidlitz
Adolph Eisen
Harold Slaight Ellington18861964
Henry Engelbert
Wilson Eyre
John Lyman Faxon
Perry A. Fellows
Field, Hinchman & Smith
Maurice H. Finkel
Matthew Finn
Robert Finn
Marshall M. Fredericks
Albert E. French
Daniel Chester FrenchApril 20, 1850Oct. 7, 1931
Wallace Frost
Branson V. GamberAug. 19, 1893Oct. 12, 1949
Hans Gehrke
Roland Gies
Cass GilbertNov. 24, 1859 May 17, 1934
William F. Goodrich
Goossen & Feldman
Oscar C. Gottesleben
Graham, Anderson, Probst & White
Edwin W. Gregory
Gruzen Partnership
Grylls & Gies
H.J. Maxwell Grylls
Halpin & Jewell
Alvin E. Harley
Harley, Ellington & Day
Harrison Granite Co.
George L. Harvey
Thomas Hastings
Herman & Simons
Julius Hess
Hess & Raseman
William E. Higginbotham1858April 9, 1923
Frank E. Hill
Talmage C. Hughes
William E.N. Hunter Feb. 16, 1868Jan. 4, 1947
J. J. Walshe & Company
Joseph P. Jogerst
Arland W. Johnson
Jonathan Jones
Albert H. Jordan
Ocatvius Jordan
William S. Joy
Albert KahnMarch 21, 1869 Dec. 8, 1942
Louis KamperMarch 11, 1861Feb. 24, 1953
Paul Kamper1897Sept. 3, 1930
William Kapp
Kastler & Hunter
Patrick C. Keely
Kees & Colburn18991921
Frederick Kees18521927
Louis Keil
Frank E. KirbyJuly 1, 1849Aug. 25, 1929
Rupert W. Koch
William J. Krapp
Ladue & Rahles
Gordon W. Lloyd18321905
Lloyd & Pearce
Emil LorchJuly 21, 1870June 20, 1963
MacFarlane, Maul & Lentz
H. Van Buren Magonigle
Malcomson & Higginbotham
William G. Malcomson1856 1937
William Mann
Richard H. MarrAug. 24, 1886
Marshall & Fox
Charles H. Marsh
Martin Co.
George D. MasonJuly 4, 1856June 3, 1948
Mason & Kahn
Mason & Rice
McKim, Mead & White
Meade & Hamilton
Louis Mendelsohn
Elijah E. Meyers
Ludwig Mies van der RoheMarch 27, 1886Aug. 17, 1969
Mildner & Eisen
Richard Mildner
Hugh Taylor Millar
Joseph E. Mills
Andrew R. Morrison
Mortimer L. Smith & Son
Gustave Mueller
Murphy & Burns
Nettleton & Kahn
Nettleton, Kahn & Trowbridge
Charles Noble
Octavius & Albert Jordan
O'Dell & Diehl
H. Augustus O'DellApril 17, 18751965
O'Dell, Hewlett & Luckenbach
Frederick Law OlmstedApril 26, 1822Aug. 28, 1903
Osborn Engineering
Frank C. Osborn
Kenneth H. Osborn
Calvin N. OtisJune 23, 1814Jan. 22, 1883
Corrado ParducciMarch 19, 1900Nov. 22, 1981
Percival R. Pereira
F. Gordon Pickell
Suren PilafianJuly 20, 1910 Aug. 5, 1988
Charles A. Platt
F. Carl Pollmar
Pollmar & Ropes
George B. PostDec. 15, 1837Nov. 28, 1913
Postle & Mahler
George V. Pottle
John Pottle
Preston, Brown & Walker
Cornelius W. Rapp
George L. Rapp
Rapp & Rapp
Raseman & Fisher
Richard E. RasemanJan. 13, 1944
Louis G. RedstoneMarch 16, 1903March 31, 2002
Reed & Stem
Zachariah Rice
H.H. RichardsonSept. 29, 1838April 27, 1886
Augusto Rivalta1837April 14, 1925
Rogers & Bonnah
Rogers, Bonnah & Chaffee
James S. Rogers
Rogers & MacFarlane
Maurice V. Rogers
Randolph Rogers
William C. Rohns
George Ropes Jr.
Louis RossettiMay 6, 1895Oct. 22, 1983
L.P. Rowe
Wirt C. RowlandDec. 1, 1878Nov. 30, 1946
Walter S. Russel
Eero Saarinen Aug. 20, 1910 Sept. 1, 1961
Cyril Schley
Schmidt, Garden and Martin
Rudolph Schwarz
O. W. Schwermann
John Scott1850Dec. 8, 1928
Scott, Kamper and Scott
Elbridge A. Scribner
Sheldon Smith & Son
Henry Merwin Shrady18711922
Fred L. Smith
Smith, Hinchman & Grylls
Hugh Smith
Mortimer L. Smith
Smith, Moss & Mitschke
Smith & Walker
Dalton J. SnyderAug. 25, 1880Feb. 26, 1955
Joseph E. Sparks
David Spicer
Frederick H. Spier1855Feb. 8, 1931
Spier & Gehrke
Spier & Rohns
John C. Stahl Jr.
Stahl & Kinsey
J.H. Gustav Steffens
Harry C. Stevens
James Stewart
Stratton & Baldwin
Stratton & Hyde
Stratton & Snyder
William Buck Stratton
Lancelot Sukert
Janice TrimpeFeb. 8, 2018
Lew W. TullerJan. 4, 1869 Jan. 5, 1957
Bloodgood Tuttle
Alphonso Van Deusen
Van Leyen & Schilling
William H. Van Tine
Harold VarnerAug. 22, 1935Dec. 14, 2013
Almon C. Varney
Varney & Winter
William H. Vollmer
V.J. Waier
Obed Wait
A.E. Wales
Warren & Wetmore
Albert WeinertJune 13, 1863 Nov. 29, 1947
Adolph Alexander WeinmanDec. 11, 1870Aug. 7, 1952
Dalton R. Wells
Weston & Ellington
William C. Weston1866 1932
Bernard C. Wetzel
Frank W. Wiedmaier
Ernest Wilby1869Dec. 11, 1957
Leonard B. Willeke
Williams Brothers
William Scott & Co.
James H. Windrim
Frederick J. Winter
Albert Wood
Barton D. WoodApril 11, 1956
J.M. Wood
Frank Lloyd WrightJune 8, 1867April 9, 1959
Minoru YamasakiDec. 1, 1912Feb. 7, 1986
Donald Paul Young
Albert G. Zimmermann