The Cranbrook Academy of Art was created during the latter part of Eliel Sarrinen’s career. He emigrated to the United States in 1923 and began the new role of educator as well as an architect. He began his teaching career at The University of Michigan but soon transferred to the Cranbrook Academy of Art. Saarinen was tasked with designing the Cranbrook Complex (seen in the picture below). With Saarinen’s hard work and passion Cranbrook Academy of Art became one of the most influential design schools in America.
From this photo, it is easy to feel the serenity of the complex. Adorned with many statues and structures it is easy to see why this school has become so influential just by its aesthetics. Saarinen was known for his sculpture gardens which are evident in this design.