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Emil Lorch
The Michigan Alumnus 463

The retirement of Professor Lorch 
July 21 brings to a close a term of 34
 years' service on the Faculty, and
 comes about automatically when the
 reaches age of 
retirement in 

Michigan Faculty man reaches his 
70th year the compulsory retire
ment age set by the University.

 in Detroit on July 21, 1870, Professor
 Lorch came to the University in 1906 
to head the new Department of Architecture in the College of Engineering. 
One year later he drew up the first
 general plan of the University Cam
pus, and also in 1907 collaborated with
 others in planning the Architectural 
Building, for which the legislature ap
propriated funds in 1935. 

Before coming to Michigan, he had
 studied at the Massachusetts Institute 
of Technology, in Paris, and in the 
Department of Architecture at Har
vard, where he received a Master's de
gree in 1903. He had served on the
 faculties of the Detroit Museum of
 Art School, Harvard, and Drexel In
stitute. He was also General Assistant
 to the Director of the Art Institute of
 Chicago, and Secretary of the Chicago
 School of Architecture, Art Institute, 
 and Armour Institute. 

PROFESSOR Lorch has been associated with the National Council
 of Architectural Registration Boards, 
 of which he was President in 1921, the
 American Institute of Architects, the 
Michigan Chapter of the American In
stitute of Architects, the Association of
 Collegiate Schools of Architecture, and
 the American Art Association, as well
 as the Ann Arbor Art Association, 
 which he headed as first President.