Historic Detroit

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Argonaut Building

The Argonaut Building was designed by Albert Kahn in 1928 and was the first home of General Motors’ design, engineering and research departments.

After a $145 million redevelopment which finished in 2009, the building was renamed the A. Alfred Taubman Center for Design Education. The 760,000-square-foot facility was donated by General Motors to the College for Creative Studies (CCS) in 2007.

More on this historic building in the New Center area coming soon.