Michael A. Stecker


University of Michigan Duderstadt Center
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About the Duderstadt Center
from: http://www.dc.umich.edu/
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.