architecture http://wkar.org en Symposium highlights Michigan's role in modern architecture http://wkar.org/post/symposium-highlights-michigans-role-modern-architecture <p></p><p>The history of 20th century design in Michigan isn’t just about automobiles. After World War II, Michigan was a hub for architects who broke away from the neo-classical shapes inspired by ancient Greece and Rome. The era of modern architecture lasted about 30 years and produced many structures still seen today. Fri, 20 Jun 2014 17:53:59 +0000 Kevin Lavery 55522 at http://wkar.org Symposium highlights Michigan's role in modern architecture Place-making with historic preservation http://wkar.org/post/place-making-historic-preservation <p></p><p>Historic preservation stakeholders from across the state are convening in Jackson, Michigan this week for the annual <a href="http://www.mhpn.org/" target="_blank">Michigan Historic Preservation Network</a> conference. The network works to recognize and conserve Michigan’s architectural culture. Fri, 16 May 2014 15:56:41 +0000 Emanuele Berry & Mark Bashore 53783 at http://wkar.org Place-making with historic preservation The bells of St. Mary's ring out at centennial http://wkar.org/post/bells-st-marys-ring-out-centennial <p>This Sunday marks the second week of Advent, the start of the Christian church year and the prelude to Christmas.&nbsp; It’s also the 100th anniversary of Lansing’s Roman Catholic cathedral, <a href="http://www.stmarycathedrallansing.catholicweb.com/">St. Mary’s</a>. Fri, 06 Dec 2013 18:54:10 +0000 Current State 46304 at http://wkar.org The bells of St. Mary's ring out at centennial Current State #162 | September 19, 2013 http://wkar.org/post/current-state-162-september-19-2013 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15.199999809265137px; line-height: 22px;">Today on&nbsp;</span><a href="http://wkar.org/programs/current-state"><em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15.199999809265137px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Current State</em></a><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15.199999809265137px; line-height: 22px;">: Update on fiscal conditions in Detroit and other U.S. cities; Lansing's historical Knapp's building renovation; MSU Theatre's production of "Widows"; Michigan native on her goal to make it to Mars; and Lansing Makers Network takes over city landmark.&nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p> Thu, 19 Sep 2013 16:51:56 +0000 Current State 42553 at http://wkar.org Lansing's Knapp's building part of cities resurgence http://wkar.org/post/lansings-knapps-building-part-cities-resurgence <p></p><p></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-6bfb25d9-36cb-850d-7a0b-f43fc58a96ec"><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Cambria; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 14.399999618530273px; line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>The massive renovation of the former J.W. Knapp department store continues in downtown Lansing. &nbsp;The historic 190,000 square foot building is being converted into a mix of retail and residential space. &nbsp;Architects and developers are being careful to keep some of the original charm of the 75-year-old landmark, which is listed on the <a href="http://www.nps.gov/nr/">National Register of Historic Places</a>. </span></span></p><p><br><span id="docs-internal-guid-6bfb25d9-36cb-850d-7a0b-f43fc58a96ec"><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Cambria; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Current State’s Kevin Lavery spoke with Robb McKay, a historical architect with the <a href="http://www.michigan.gov/mshda/0,1607,7-141-54317---,00.html">Michigan State Historic Preservation Office</a>. &nbsp;They walked through the old Knapp’s building, which is slated to re-open for business in February.</span></span></p><p></p><p> Thu, 19 Sep 2013 16:47:15 +0000 Current State 42551 at http://wkar.org Lansing's Knapp's building part of cities resurgence Current State #160 | September 17, 2013 http://wkar.org/post/current-state-160-september-17-2013 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Today on </span><a href="http://wkar.org/programs/current-state" style="line-height: 1.5;"><em>Current State</em></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">: Architect-futurist anticipates global demoralization;&nbsp;</span><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Cambria; font-size: 16px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.15;">Detroit's Water Renaissance series on the Rouge River; </span><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia; font-size: 16px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.5;"> filmmaking staying relevant in Michigan despite changes; and&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">MSU Museum photos capture modern workers in new exhibits.</span></p><div>&nbsp;</div><div> Tue, 17 Sep 2013 17:05:28 +0000 Current State 42432 at http://wkar.org Architect-futurist: Think locally, act locally http://wkar.org/post/architect-futurist-think-locally-act-locally <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">For more than 30-years,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.dpz.com/Organization/AndresDuany">Andrés Duany</a> has sought to end suburban sprawl and urban disinvestment, both in American cities and around the world.</span></p> Tue, 17 Sep 2013 17:01:26 +0000 Current State 42427 at http://wkar.org Architect-futurist: Think locally, act locally