Architecture Ph.D. Candidate on Yamasaki's Detroit legacy

Architecture Ph.D. Candidate on Yamasaki’s Detroit legacy 

Joss Kiely, a doctoral candidate in architectural history and theory at Taubman College was recently quoted in an article published by Crain’s Detroit on architect Minoru Yamasaki

Kiely, who’s research focuses on defining a latent “aerialism” that developed during the jet age of air travel in the 1950s and 1960s, specifically focusing on a handful of thin shell concrete structures designed by Minoru Yamasaki, Eero Saarinen, and Felix Candela is doing his dissertation on Yamasak.  

Yamasaki, an acclaimed Japanese-American architect, known for projects including the World Trade Center in New York City, was considered one of the leaders of the midcentury modern movement. Kiely’s contributions to the article center on Yamasaki’s design inspirations.