- Donaldson and Meier
Donaldson and Meier was an architectural firm based in Detroit, Michigan. Founded in 1880 by John Donaldson (1854–1941) and Henry J. Meier (1858–1917) the firm produced a large and varied number of commissions in Detroit and southeastern Michigan. Donaldson, the principal designer of the partnership from a design point of view was born in Stirling, Scotland and immigrated to Detroit at a young age. He returned to Europe where he studied at the Art Academy in Munich, Germany, and at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, France.
The early designs from the firm, such as the Unitarian Church in Ann Arbor, were frequently in the Richardsonian Romanesque style but as with many other architectural companies whose longevity outlast the style of the day, their output changed with the times. Their last buildings, such as the David Stott Building, were in the art deco genre.
Like most of the prominent architects in Detroit during the 1920s and 1930s, Donaldson and Meier employed sculptor Lee Lawrie to produce a panel for Beaumont Tower and used Corrado Parducci to create sculpture for many of their other buildings.
- Unless otherwise noted, buildings are in Detroit, Michigan.
- Campbell Symington House, (ca. 1880)
- First Unitarian Church, (1882), Ann Arbor, Michigan
- Alpha Delta Phi "Stone House", (1883), Ann Arbor, Michigan
- First Unitarian Church of Detroit, (1890)
- St. Elizabeth Church, (1892)
- St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, (1892)
- St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Pontiac, Michigan (1895)
- Julius T. Melchers House (1897), 723 Seyburn, Indian Village Historic District.
- Union Trust Building, (ca. 1897)
- St. Bernard of Clairvaux Church (n.d.)
- Most Holy Redeemer Church (1901)
- Woodward Arcade Building, (1901)
- Parke-Davis Research Laboratory
- St. Anthony Church, (1902)
- Penobscot Building, (1905) and (1916)
- Annunciation Church/Our Lady of Sorrows Church, (ca. 1906)
- YMCA Building, (1907)
- Dental Building, (1909), University of Michigan
- Alumni Hall (University of Michigan Art Museum), (1910), Ann Arbor, Michigan
- People's State Savings Bank addition (1914)
- St. David School and Convent (ca. 1920s)
- Holy Redeemer Church, (1921)
- St. Anne Catholic Church (Martyrs of Uganda), (1921)
- Sacred Heart Seminary, (1923)
- Chancery Building, (1924)
- The Bird House, (1926), Detroit Zoological Park, Royal Oak, Michigan
- Chapel of St. Theresa-the Little Flower (1926)
- Beaumont Tower (1928), East Lansing, Michigan
- David Stott Building, (1929)
- St. Aloysius Church, (1930)
- St. Anthony Church, Detroit, Michigan
- Doyle, Right Reverend John M., Saint Aloysius Church: The Old and the New, Centennial Publishing Company, Detroit 1930
- Eckert, Kathryn Bishop, Buildings of Michigan, Oxford University Press, New York 1993
- Ferry, W. Hawkins, The Buildings of Detroit: A History, Wayne State University Press, Detroit, Michigan, 1968
- Hill, Eric J. and John Gallagher (2002). AIA Detroit: The American Institute of Architects Guide to Detroit Architecture. Wayne State University Press.
- Meyer, Katharine Mattingly and Martin C.P. McElroy, Detroit Architecture: A.I.A. Guide, Wayne State University Press, Detroit, 1980
- Reade, Marjorie and Susan Wineburg, Historic Buildings: Ann Arbor, Michigan, Ann Arbor Historical Foundation, 1992
- Savage, Rebecca Binno and Greg Kowalski, Art Deco in Detroit (Images of America), Arcadia Publishing, 2004
- Sharoff, Robert, American City: Detroit Architecture 1845-2005, Wayne State University Press, 2005.
- Donaldson and Meier on Arborwiki
Architects and artisans of metropolitan Detroit Resident architects
Charles N. Agree · Gunnar Birkerts · Marcus Burrowes · Henry T. Brush · C. Howard Crane · Peter J. Diederichs · John M. Donaldson · Joseph N. French · Yousif_Ghafari · Alvin E. Harley · William E. Higgenbotham · Eric J. Hill · John C. Haro · Eugene C. Hopkins · Albert Kahn · Louis Kamper · William E. Kapp · William Kessler · Gordon W. Lloyd · William G. Malcomson · George D. Mason · S. Kenneth Neumann · Mark Nickita · Harry J. Rill · Gino Rossetti · Matthew L. Rossetti · Wirt C. Rowland · Eero Saarinen · Wallace Frost · Eliel Saarinen · Victor Saroki · Fred L. Smith · Leonard B. Willeke · Minoru Yamasaki
Henry Bacon · John Burgee · Daniel Burnham · Ralph Adams Cram · Paul Cret · Henry Engelbert · Cass Gilbert · Bertram Goodhue · Michael Graves · Victor Gruen · Richard W. Jennings · Jens Jensen · Alfredas Kulpa-Kulpavičius · Philip Johnson · Charles Luckman · Frederick Olmsted · Charles A. Platt · John C. Portman, Jr. · Henry Hobson Richardson · Ludwig Mies van der Rohe · Horace Trumbauer · Whitney Warren · Charles Wetmore · Stanford White · Frank Lloyd Wright
Resident sculptors Visiting sculptors Resident ceramists PhotographersMichelle Andonian · Curt Clayton · Don Coles · Carlos Diaz · Sean Doerr · Marge Beaver · Roy Feldman · Dale Fisher · Jeff Garland · Steve Hall · Balthazar Korab · Dave Krieger · Laszlo Regos · William ZbarenSee also Architecture of metropolitan Detroit
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