A 'slice-of-life' interview with David W. Osler, taken from SLICE Ann Arbor. To see the full interview, please click here.
David W. Osler
Ann Arbor, Michigan
“Having followed his career over three decades, three difficult decades of trends and fads in architecture, I could observe that David’s architecture developed unaffected by the neurosis of the new ‘isms’. The consistence of his elegant work of soft-spoken wit and humanism is proving that one common denominator, quality, can elevate a life’s work, worthy of the highest recognition.” - Balthazar Korab
Courtesy of David W. Osler Associates, Inc., Architects circa 1970.
In a career spanning more than 50 years, modern architect David Osler, 93, devoted himself to a range of residential, commercial, and institutional projects in Ann Arbor, across the state, and nationally. In addition to his design of nearly 30 signature single-family residences, many of which grace the streets of Ann Arbor, David is also known for the commissions of Oslünd Condominiums, Newport West Condominiums, Geddes Lake Townhouses, St. Clare of Assisi Episcopal Church, Canoe Livery at Gallup Park, Independence Lake Park, Williams Research Corporation, the collaborative restoration of the Michigan Theater, additions to the National Bank and Trust Company of Ann Arbor, the former Nellie Loving Branch of the Ann Arbor Library, and Albion College International House and Gerstacker Language Center. In 2008, he retired from his firm, David W. Osler Associates, Inc., Architects. A native of Ann Arbor, David resides in the family home on Glazier Way with his wife, Connie, where the couple raised their three children: Molly, Robin, and Peter — all of whom have followed in their father’s design footsteps.