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Mid-Century Design is Topic of June Oakland County Planners’ Gathering

Public Date: 5/30/2013 12:00 AM
Contact: Steve Huber, Marketing and Communications Officer
Phone Number: 248-858-1848

Waterford, Michigan -- Mid-Century Modern Design is the focus of June’s Oakland County Planners’ Gathering, set for June 7 at 11:30 a.m. at Lawrence Technological University, Architecture Gallery, building 9, 21000 W. 10 Mile Road in Southfield. The cost is $20 per person and includes lunch.

The Planners’ Gathering is a quarterly luncheon, networking and speaker series regarding community development issues. Speakers include Southfield Council President Kenson Siver, Southfield Planning Director Terry Croad; and Glen S. LeRoy, dean of the College of Architecture and Design at Lawrence Technological University.

Mid-century modern designs were a by-product of post-war optimism and reflected a nation’s dedication to building a new future. This architecture used modern materials such as reinforced concrete, glass and steel and was defined by clean lines, simple shapes and unornamented facades. Michigan, and in particular southeast Michigan, was an epicenter to Mid-Century Modern that was exported around the world. Southfield has much of this architecture and has embraced it as an asset for its future. Join us to learn about the influence these designers/architects had; see the product of a partnership between LTU and Southfield to secure these remarkable assets and discover Southfield’s vision for the future.

For more than three decades, Planners’ Gatherings have attracted individuals from various backgrounds who wish to learn ways of improving the built and natural environment in their communities. It is hosted by the Planning Group within the Oakland County Department of Economic Development & Community Affairs.

A registration form is available online in the events calendar at AdvantageOakland.com. For questions, contact Julie Skene, 248-858-5437 or skenej@oakgov.com.

About Oakland County Economic Development & Community Affairs
The Oakland County Department of Economic Development & Community Affairs, under the leadership of County Executive L. Brooks Patterson, is committed to promoting economic vitality, supporting distinct communities and conserving environmental resources through knowledge, cooperation and consultation services. AdvantageOakland.com.