Professor Karl Daubmann’s Research Through Making pavilion on display at UM Botanical Gardens

A pavilion by Associate Professor of Architecture Karl Daubmann is currently on display at the University of Michigan’s Matthei Botanical Gardens. “Shadow Pavilion” was produced through the Research Through Making grant-funded project “In search of the (w)hole.” The Research Through Making Grant is intended to fund research and experimentation through making.

The pavilion utilizes computer-generated architectural forms inspired by organic models to design site-specific structures that maximize utility while minimizing material and waste. This botanical-inspired structure was designed for this overlook on the Sam Graham Trees Trail. It frames the vista for visitors while providing both shade and a visual destination that orients people to the view point.

Project collaborators include Assistant Professor of Art & Design John Marshall, engineer Andy Greco of Structural Design Incorporated in Ann Arbor, and students Alex Timmer and Ngoc Thy Phan.

The pavilion will be on display throughout the fall. For more information, visit the University of Michigan’s Matthei Botanical Gardens’ homepage or