Welcome to McGregor Memorial Conference Center
Completed in 1958, the McGregor Memorial Conference Center was the masterpiece of world-renowned architect Minoru Yamasaki. The two-story center is a highly sculptured building with meeting rooms and reception space that overlook a lobby accented by free-standing columns and partitions highlighted with teakwood. The magnificent atrium design provides abundant natural light and the building earned a First Honor Award from the American Institute of Architects. Overlooking the newly refurbished reflecting pond and sculpture garden, the McGregor Memorial Conference Center is the University's primary conference facility and home to the University's catering service.
The McGregor Memorial Conference Center is in the heart of Midtown Detroit where you will find relaxing comfort, spacious meeting rooms, views of campus, the reflecting pond and sculpture garden, and stunning architecture. This idyllic scene is offset by the excitement of Downtown Detroit which is nearby. For local and first-time visitors to the metropolitan area, the McGregor Memorial Conference Center is a spectacular starting point from which to experience the vitality of the area.
Part of the McGregor Memorial Conference Center's attraction is its location on the campus of Wayne State University – a leading urban research university. The University has degree programs in more than 350 fields including graduate study toward masters and doctoral academic programs such as medicine and law. As part of the University Cultural Center, the McGregor Memorial Conference Center is within walking distance of the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Detroit Historical Museum, and the Detroit Library. Also nearby are the Children's Museum, Michigan Science Center, International Institute and Museum of African-American History.
When the sun goes down, the lights go up in Downtown Detroit. A favorite nightspot is Greektown which dishes up specially prepared ethnic dinners and entertainment. The Renaissance Center and its towering 72-story hotel houses dozens of shops and eateries. The Detroit Symphony Orchestra Hall is renowned as one of the best venues for music and theatre with performances throughout the year. Live, professional entertainment also abounds at the Fisher Theatre, Detroit Music Hall, and the Fox Theatre. Just 10 minutes from Downtown, via the international tunnel or bridge, is Detroit's sister city - Windsor, Ontario.