- December 8, 2016. Historic Ruthven Building will be renovated for classrooms, offices. University Record. "Hegarty noted that the nearly 50-year-old Fleming Administration Building is in dire need of costly repairs, is functionally obsolete and occupies valuable space on Central Campus that is better suited for other purposes. "The benefits of retaining Fleming are far outweighed by the costs of renovation. The plan is to demolish the building," he said."
Alden Dow’s entree to Ann Arbor was through his sister Margaret and her husband, U-M physician Harry Towsley. His first residential commission, in 1932, was the Towsley home in Ann Arbor Hills. Over the next thirty-six years, Dow designed seventeen more Ann Arbor buildings; in the 1960s, his work was so highly regarded that both the city of Ann Arbor and the U-M hired him to design their administrative centers: the Larcom Municipal Building (1961) and the Fleming Administration Building (1964).