By Richard McCoy
The last time Docomomo US checked in on Columbus, Indiana, T. Kelly Wilson gave us an update on the establishment of the Indiana University Center for Art+Design (IUCA+D) and his efforts to leverage the design heritage and seven modern National Historic Landmarks in the community to create a ‘laboratory for design’ and to teach a new generation of students how to work at the intersection of art and design in the middle of America -- “Notes on Columbus, Indiana” (August 2013 Newsletter).
Photo (left): Entrance to Columbus City Hall. Photo Courtesy Hadley Fruits
On Saturday, March 28, 2015, from 10 AM to 1 PM (rain date 2/29/15, same time), the Greater Philadelphia Chapter of Docomomo US is seeking volunteers to help conduct a windshield survey of the neighborhoods of Lower Merion Township to create a list of buildings in the community that were built after the 1920s and before 1970 and that can be characterized as examples of the Mid-century Modern Style.
By definition, a windshield survey is a broad-based visual investigation to identify those buildings, sites, structures, or objects that fit the category of what is being investigated. Mid-century Modern is a term used to describe architectural, interior, product and graphic design that represents mid-20th century developments in modern design, architecture and urban development from roughly 1933 to 1965.
Saturday, March 28, 2015 2:00PM
Image: Priory Chapel of St. Louis Abbey. Photo by Michael Allen, Flickr, March 10, 2015.
The Friends of NCPTT, the World Monument Fund, the American Institute for Architects St. Louis, Washington University in St. Louis, and the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial are partnering for a jointly organized symposium on the preservation of Mid-Century Modern Structures. The meeting will be held at the Drury Plaza Hotel in St. Louis, Missouri, April 14-16, 2015. A public lecture will precede the meeting on Monday evening, April 13 at Washington University in St. Louis.