Frank Arvan, the architect behind one of our favorite local modernist homes is not too pleased with MOCAD right now. Last week the art museum announced that they had hired two NYC firms for their renovation: Field Operations and Rice+Lypka Architects. Yesterday, Arvan posted this on his personal facebook page:
As President of AIA Detroit and an architect that specializes in museum design I am very disappointed the MOCAD Board could not find a Detroit Area architect for their upcoming renovation. Our city has many talented architects doing very creative work. At a time when our local economy has devastated architectural firms I would hope local organizations and business would look to local talent for their projects. You should do it with food, you should do it with art and you should do it with architecture "Buy Local".
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