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Rae Dumke Development Fund

The Michigan Architectural Foundation Board has established an endowment to honor the many years Rae Dumke spent serving the profession through the AIA Michigan, AIA Detroit and MAF.

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Photos taken and copyright by Carroll DeWeese and Dennis King


The first project funded by the MAF Rae Dumke Endowment, in partnership with the Baldwin Library, was The Rae Dumke Collection, 100 Essential Architecture Books. This pilot program is housed at the Baldwin Library in Birmingham, Michigan in a designated section dedicated for the Collection, and the books will be available statewide to the public through the Michigan Library Network.

Recently, the Baldwin Public Library unveiled a second collection of 100 architecture books for children, the Build Imagination collection. This collection features fiction and non-fiction books on topics that help foster children’s imaginations and raise awareness about architecture.