BLOOMFIELD TWP. (WWJ) – Famend architect Irving Tobocman is being remembered following a tragic automotive crash that took his life.
Tobocman, recognized for introducing modern trendy designs to metro Detroit and the world, was killed in a automotive crash this previous weekend in Bloomfield Township.
Tobocman’s work is behind a lot of houses and buildings nonetheless standing. His buildings are recognized for his or her exterior with painted white brick and flat roofs, white partitions, and flooring-to-ceiling home windows. One peer referred to Tobocman as a contemporary grasp, having come of age throughout that period of structure.
Whereas most of his work is seen in Oakland County’s upscale suburbs, one in every of his first assignments after graduating from the College of Michigan within the mid 1950’s was a row of flats at 6 Mile and Greenfield roads in northwest Detroit — the primary flat-roofed modern flats within the metropolis.
Final Friday, Tobocman was driving by means of the intersection of Telegraph and Lone Pine in Bloomfield Township the place he collided with one other automotive that ran a purple mild.He was taken to an area hospital, the place he was pronounced lifeless. He was eighty four-years-previous. The driving force of the opposite car, a sixteen-yr-previous woman, and a passenger have been additionally injured within the crash.
Funeral providers are being held at 10 a.m. Wednesday on the Ira Kaufman Chapel in Southfield.