We’re in Ohio for a couple of weeks visiting family and potential schools for our budding college student. About 10 minutes down the road from my in-laws is hidden this marvelous complex, housing an organization formerly known as American Society of Metals. In order to be more inclusive, it eventually changed its name to ASM International. The name change corresponded with its updated mission of broadening its scope to cover all materials – not just metals.
Surrounded by rather dense forested areas and horse country, cut through by winding two lane country roads – suddenly coming upon this sparkling modernist campus with its fabulous geodesic dome, is a delightful surprise! We just HAD to stop and look. I took lots of photos, and will write a more detailed post about it on my other blog, because I think this gem of a building deserves more than a vignette. But for now, here is a tease of the good things to come.