2009 Middle Out


Taubman College, 2009
Featuring Jason Kelly Johnson + Nataly Gattegno

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Book Summary

Middle_Out is a volume cataloguing the work of University of Michigan Taubman College architecture faculty edited by Jason Young, associate professor of architecture. Young describes the book and its goals in his preface to the book:

"The Architecture Program at the UM is defined, in part, by the creative work done by design faculty through private practice. Inadequate on its own to fully account for the intensity of the school, these practices nevertheless pressurize the collective conversations within the curriculum. Middle_Out intends to celebrate and disseminate the design work of our faculty, emanating outward from the middle of Taubman College, of the discipline of architecture, of the country. Much of the work published here speaks to recent contexts of economy and geography in southeastern Michigan through small-scale, design+build projects. Simultaneously, there is a strong collection of projects that openly game with digital organization, fabrication, and assembly as it relates to projects of all scales."

The book is dedicated to Robin Wilson Carrier and Gordon R. Carrier, FAIA, B.S.'70, M.Arch.'81. The compilation of Middle_Out is simultaneously a testament to the strength of the faculty and an affirmation of the bond between Taubman College members present and past.