Lafayette Park, the Detroit urban renewal project, was made by a dream team. Mies was the architect, Ludwig Hilberseimer did the urban design, and Alfred Caldwell was the landscape designer.
For more on this collaboration, see this talk by Kevin Harrington, professor emeritus of Illinois Institute of Technology. He presented it Saturday, June 16 in S. R. Crown Hall in conjunction with the Mies Society exhibition, “Lafayette Park: The Settlement Shape.”
This show is up for one more week! See it Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Friday, June 27 in Crown Hall, located at 3360 South State Street in Chicago on the IIT campus.