Hirshhorn Museum to Redesign Sculpture Garden
The Hirshhorn Museum, the first modernist building on the National Mall, is getting an overhaul of its sunken sculpture garden as well as improvements to the building envelope. This will be the second time the garden has been redesigned. Docomomo US and Docomomo US/DC were asked to comment as part of the Section 106 process.
High Profile Organizations Sign Letter of Support for Thompson Center
Efforts to save Helmut Jahn's postmodern Thompson Center, dubbed "The Starship" for its futuristic appearance, have intensified amidst Governor Pritzker's announcement that the state will put the building up for sale. A group of ten high profile organizations have signed on to a letter urging the State of Illinois to support landmark status and #SaveOurStarship.
Call for Papers: Docomomo International Conference Tokyo 2020
Docomomo International is now accepting abstracts for the 16th International Docomomo Conference, to be held in Tokyo in 2020. Please submit abstracts no later than August 30th, 2019 (12 pm GMT) for one of the 11 identified thematic sessions.
Docomomo US/NOCA 2019 Travel Grant for Students & Emerging Professionals
The Docomomo US Northern California (NOCA) Chapter is pleased to offer a travel grant for one student or emerging professional to attend and participate in the Docomomo US National Symposium 2019 in Hawaii from September 25-28, 2019.
Commemorate Boston City Hall at 50
Boston City Hall is 50 years old and thriving. Designed by Kallman McKinnell & Knowles after Gerhard Kallmann and Michael McKinnel entered and won a design competition, the new city hall was well-received among architectural critics but was polarizing for city residents. Over the years, the building faced various threats ranging from alteration to demolition, but recently the city has begun to embrace its Brutal heritage.
The Diversity of Modernism: Thematic Focus for 2019
The American urban and suburban landscapes saw dramatic changes to the built environment post WWII. From the way we lived, to how we worked, shopped and played, many unknown regional minority and female architects played a vital role in the development of our communities. For as much as is known about the contributions of major architects such as Johnson, Breuer, Wright and Kahn, the contributions of regional minority and female architects to our built heritage is vast and yet largely unknown.