Bob Holdeman is a founding member of Michigan Legacy Art Park, and was honored in 2012 alongside his wife Jane Holdeman, with the organization’s Legacy Award for their lifelong commitment to advocating for the arts in the lives of individuals and their northern Michigan community. As a career architect, Bob’s work has been prized for achieving harmony with nature and a strong sense of place.
He studied architecture at the University of Cincinnati and has designed residential and public spaces throughout the region, including the Dennos Museum Center, Traverse City Convention and Visitors Bureau and Radio Centre in Traverse City along with a celebrated home of his own on Old Mission Peninsula.
He has been a key creative contributor in the development and design of Crystal Mountain, a four-season resort in Thompsonville that surrounds Michigan Legacy Art Park. His work at both places mirrors his design ideas, values and aesthetics.