100 Essential Architecture Books
Made possible with a generous donation from the Rae Dumke Development Fund of the Michigan Architectural Foundation (MAF), this collection features fiction and non-fiction books about architecture. The Rae Dumke Collection of 100 Essential Architecture Books was developed by an MAF committee. The members of this committee were:
- Alan Cobb, Albert Kahn Associates
- Rae Dumke, Honorary AIA
- Doug Koschik, Baldwin Library
- Jeffrey Ryntz, Saroki Architecture
- Michelle Saroki, Saroki Architecture
- Stephen Smith, TMP Architecture
Titles were suggested by architects and other people around the country. Through an endowment fund set up with the Baldwin Public Library Trust, this collection was purchased for and will be housed at Baldwin, with the understanding that the books will be available not only to Baldwin cardholders, but also nationwide through interlibrary loan. The collection will be updated on a regular basis. Download a brochure about the collection. Rae Dumke and Doug Koschik, Library Director, unveiled the 100 Essential Architecture Books collection at an Open House on June 11, 2014.
Build Imagination Collection
The Build Imagination collection is a set of 100 books about architecture, art, color, Legos, graphic design, shapes, and famous landmarks.
Made possible with a generous donation from the Rae Dumke Development Fund of the Michigan Architectural Foundation (MAF), this collection features fiction and non-fiction books on topics that help foster children’s imaginations and raise awareness about architecture.
Dumke is the former Executive Director of MAF, AIA Michigan (American Institute of Architects Michigan), and AIA Detroit. She currently serves on the MAF Board of Trustees. Upon her retirement, the Michigan Architectural Foundation established a dedicated Endowment Fund to honor her legacy of 43 years of service to AIA and MAF. Contributions to The Rae Dumke Endowment came from AIA members, the construction industry, friends, and family. A major funding event is the annual Dumke Open, a golf outing to raise funds for the Endowment.
Stephanie Klimmek, Head of Youth Services, Rae Dumke, and Doug Koschik, Library Director, unveiled the Baldwin Library’s Build Imagination collection at an Open House on Saturday, September 26, 2015.
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