Modern Designers

Orus O. Eash

Design Profession: Architect

Building Types: Commercial, Educational, Religious, Residential

Orus Orville Eash was born in Middlebury, Indiana in 1915. He attended Goshen College from 1934 until 1936 then transferred to the University of Michigan where he was awarded a degree in architecture in 1939. He worked in the office of Ralph Bauer before accepting a position with the Carnegie Illinois Steel Company in 1941. In 1944 he formed a partnership with Bauer and established an office in Traverse City, Michigan. Six years later Eash left the partnership to establish his own firm, Orus O. Eash, Architect. He was registered in California, Florida, Indiana, Michigan, Virginia, and Washington, D. C.

Eash’s designs were influenced by Danish Modernism and the European Modernisms of Walter Gropius, Le Corbusier, and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, and ranged from residences to large office buildings to churches.

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