About the Duderstadt Center
The James and Anne Duderstadt Center opened in 1996 on the University of
Michigan North Campus. It houses the Art, Architecture, and
Engineering Library, the College of Engineering Computer Aided Engineering
Network (CAEN), the Digital Media Commons, and the Millennium Project.
With over 400 computers it is the largest public computing site at the
University. The library's Special Collections and Visual Resources
Collection (Imageworks) offer special resources to support the School of
Art and Design, and the College of Architecture and Urban Planning.
Designed by Albert Kahn Associates of
Detroit, the building opened its doors in 1996. A vast north-facing
expanse of glass illuminates the 1st floor atrium, its colorful mural
"Euclid's Comet" by Dorothea Rockburne, and 2nd floor library lobby. The
pyramidal skylight over the center of the building further enhances the
openness of the core space.