List of works by Eero Saarinen

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This is a list of houses, commercial buildings, educational facilities, furniture designs, and other structures designed by architect Eero Saarinen. Many of Saarinen's early designs were in collaboration with his father Eliel Saarinen.

List of works[edit]

Completed Works table
Name City State/Country Designed Completed Other Information Image
Cranbrook School for Boys furnishings Bloomfield Hills Michigan 1925 1931 With Eliel Saarinen
Saarinen House furnishings Bloomfield Hills Michigan 1928 1930
Kingswood School for Girls furnishings Bloomfield Hills Michigan 1929 1931
Hvitträsk Studio and Home Kirkkonummi Finland 1929 1937 Remodel Hvitträsk.JPG
Swedish Theatre Helsinki Finland 1935 1936 Remodel. With Eliel Saarinen Svenska Teatern by night.jpg
Fenton Community Center Fenton Michigan 1937 1938 With Eliel Saarinen
J. F. Spencer House Huntington Woods Michigan 1937 1938 First building designed independently
J.K. Nikander Hall Hancock Michigan 1939 First building Saarinen designed within Michigan's Copper Country. Designed in conjunction with his father, Eliel Saarinen.
Charles and Ingrid Koebel House Grosse Pointe Farms Michigan 1937 1940 With Eliel Saarinen and J. Robert F. Swanson CharlesandIngridKoebelHouseGrossePointeMI.jpg
Kleinhans Music Hall Buffalo New York 1938 1940 With Eliel Saarinen. Designated a National Historic Landmark in 1989 Kleinhans Music Hall.jpg
Crow Island School Winnetka Illinois 1938 1942 With Eliel Saarinen and Perkins & Will. Designated a National Historic Landmark in 1990 Crow Island School.jpg
Berkshire Music Center buildings Lenox Massachusetts 1938 1959 Tanglewood Shed in 1938 (with Eliel Saarinen and Joseph Franz), Chamber Music Shed in 1947 (with Eliel Saarinen), Edmund Haws Talbot Orchestra Canopy in 1959 The Shed, Lenox MA.jpg
Center Line Defense Housing Center Line Michigan 1941 1942 With Eliel Saarinen and J. Robert F. Swanson. 477 housing units
Albert and Muriel Wermuth House Fort Wayne Indiana 1941 1942
Willow Lodge Willow Run Michigan 1942 1943 Demolished
Grasshopper Chair n/a n/a 1943 1946 Chair design for Knoll Associates
Lincoln Heights Housing Washington District of Columbia 1944 1946 With Eliel Saarinen and J. Robert F. Swanson.
Hugh Taylor Birch Hall at Antioch College Yellow Springs Ohio 1944 1947 With Eliel Saarinen and J. Robert F. Swanson.
Des Moines Art Center Des Moines Iowa 1944 1948 With Eliel Saarinen and J. Robert F. Swanson. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2004 Des Moines Art Center.jpg
Case Study House #9 Pacific Palisades California 1945 1949 With Charles Eames. Saarinen also provided an original plan for House #8, but Eames completely redesigned it. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2013
Models 71 and 73 n/a n/a 1945 1950 Chair design for Knoll Associates SaarinenModel71chair.JPG
Birmingham High School Birmingham Michigan 1945 1952 With Eliel Saarinen and J. Robert F. Swanson
Drake University plan and buildings Des Moines Iowa 1945 1957 Harvey Ingham Hall of Science, Fitch Hall of Pharmacy, Women's Dormitory & Dining Hall (all in 1945 with Eliel Saarinen and J. Robert F. Swanson), Bible School & Prayer Chapel in 1952, Women's Dormitory #4 in 1957, Jewett Union addition in 1957
Womb Chair & Ottoman n/a n/a 1946 1948 Chair design for Knoll Associates
Christ Church Lutheran Minneapolis Minnesota 1947 1949 With Eliel Saarinen; solo addition in 1962. Designated a National Historic Landmark in 2009. Christ Church Lutheran 1.jpg
Eero Saarinen House Bloomfield Hills Michigan 1947 1959 Renovation of a Victorian house
Gateway Arch St. Louis Missouri 1947 1965 Designated a National Historic Landmark in 1987 St Louis night expblend cropped.jpg
UAW–CIO Cooperative Flint Michigan 1948 1948 Renovation. Demolished.
General Motors Technical Center Warren Michigan 1948 1956 Designated a National Historic Landmark in 2014 GMTechCenter.jpg
Aspen Music Center Aspen Colorado 1949 1949 With Eliel Saarinen. Demolished in 1963.
Brandeis University plan and buildings Waltham Massachusetts 1949 1952 With Matthew Nowicki. Ridgewood Quadrangle Dormitories (1950), Hamilton Quadrangle Dormitory & Student Center (1952), Sherman Student Center (1952) (three remodeled, one demolished)
Loja Saarinen House Bloomfield Hills Michigan 1950 1950 House for Saarinen's widowed mother
J. Irwin and Xenia Miller Cottage District of Muskoka Ontario 1950 1952
Irwin Union Bank and Trust Columbus Indiana 1950 1954 Designated a National Historic Landmark in 2000 Irwin Union exterior.JPG
Massachusetts Institute of Technology buildings Cambridge Massachusetts 1950 1955 MIT Chapel and Kresge Auditorium MIT Chapel, Cambridge, Massachusetts - exterior.JPG
University of Michigan School of Music Ann Arbor Michigan 1951 1956
Milwaukee County War Memorial Milwaukee Wisconsin 1952 1957 Eero Saarinen architecture
Eero Saarinen & Associates Building Bloomfield Hills Michigan 1953 1953
Firestone Baars Chapel, Stephens College Columbia Missouri 1953 1956 Firestone Baars Chapel.JPG
Miller House Columbus Indiana 1953 1957 Designated a National Historic Landmark in 2000 Miller House in Columbus.jpg
Concordia Senior College Fort Wayne Indiana 1953 1958
Pedestal Series n/a n/a 1954 1957 Furniture design for Knoll Associates. Includes the tulip chair Saarinen Tulpanstolen.jpg
Emma Hartman Noyes House at Vassar College Poughkeepsie New York 1954 1958 Vassar9.jpg
United States Chancellery Building Oslo Norway 1955 1959 Amerikansk ambassade oslo 1.jpg
United States Chancellery Building London England 1955 1960 US Embassy London view from SE.jpg
University of Chicago plan and buildings Chicago Illinois 1955 1960 Women's Dormitory & Dining Hall (1958; demolished 2001), Law School (1960)
David S. Ingalls Rink New Haven Connecticut 1956 1958 Yale Ingalls Rink.jpg
IBM Manufacturing & Training Facility Rochester Minnesota 1956 1958 IBM Rochester.jpg
TWA Terminal New York City New York 1956 1962 Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2005 Jfkairport.jpg
Hill College House (Hill Hall) Philadelphia Pennsylvania 1957 1960 undergraduate dormitories at the University of Pennsylvania Hill College House - IMG 6585.JPG
IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center Yorktown Heights New York 1957 1961 IBM Yorktown Heights.jpg
Bell Telephone Corporate Laboratories Holmdel New Jersey 1957 1962 Holmdel-cropped.jpg
Deere & Co. Administrative Center Moline Illinois 1957 1963 Deere & Company World Headquarters.jpg
Ezra Stiles & Morse College New Haven Connecticut 1958 1962 MorseCollegeNighttime.jpg
Dulles International Airport Chantilly Virginia 1958 1963 Washington Dulles International Airport at Dusk.jpg
Vivian Beaumont Repertory Theater & Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts Library & Museum New York City New York 1958 1965 Vivian Beaumont Theater NYC 2003.jpg
North Christian Church Columbus Indiana 1959 1964 Designated a National Historic Landmark in 2000 NorthChristianChurch.jpg
Hamden Office Hamden Connecticut 1960 1961 Became new headquarters
Saarinen House New Haven Connecticut 1960 1961 Renovation of a Tudor Revival house
CBS Building New York City New York 1960 1965 Cbs-building.jpg
Athens Airport Athens Greece 1960 1969


  • Pelkonen, Eeva-Liisa; Albrecht, Donald (2010). Eero Saarinen: Shaping the Future. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press. ISBN 978-0-300-11282-5.