Print Edition

Great Lakes By Design, Volume 2, Issue 3, Retro-Classic



Design Corner

Yamasaki in Detroit | veteran journalist and long-time writer John Gallagher
explores the life and architecture of Minoru Yamasaki

Building the Modern World | author Michael H. Hodges presents an in-depth look
at Albert Kahn through prose and photography

Bicycle Rim Chandelier | the cycling-inspired lighting fixture crafted by Distressed Design


Design Spotlight

Lakefront translation | an award-winning firm reinterprets midwestern vernacular for this lakefront project

Performance art | an adaptive reuse and construction project on Navy Pier sets the stage with a dynamic, responsive, and sustainable solution

Functional art | Joseph Jeup Inc., a Michigan-based couture furniture designer, is redefining luxury and craftsmanship in the furniture industry



The stepped tower | a recent addition to an artisan distillery in Columbus, Ohio strikes a compelling and complementary silhouette 

The waterfront chateau | the team of Widing Custom Homes Inc., Shoreline Architecture & Design Inc., and Distinctive Interiors By Mari bring a lakefront home with a quiet palatial air to life

Modern craft | a firm focused on the intersection of art, architecture, design, and landscape craft a welcoming and modern space for a brewery in this adaptive reuse project

Soulful renovation | a Traverse City, Michigan-based firm preserves the soul of an old cottage during this renovation project



Among the stars | an atmospheric style theatre in Flint, Michigan lifts the curtains once more as a multidisciplinary group of stakeholders work toward its restoration

Lakefront gateway | a collaborative design team envisions a plaza with
flexible, interactive programming to reconnect the
lakefront to city of Milwaukee



Toasting the classics | classic cocktails are given new life as local distilleries
put their signature mark on traditional drinks


Creative Endeavors

Paint by light | a Chicago-based lighting design firm draws upon the creative and the technical as it creates environments and experiences through light

Strong silhouette | a Minneapolis-based bridal and womenswear brand aims to capture a developing demographic of consumers where bridal and ready-to-wear intersect

Decorative cause | a nonprofit organization in Detroit celebrates both the architectural ornamentation of history and of today’s craftspeople

Cover photography courtesy Joseph Jeup Inc.


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