Exploring Vincent Kling: Houses

By Daniel Vieyra and Grace Ong Yan, President of Docomomo-US Greater Philadelphia, and adapted from the event brochure, Vincent Kling: Houses, written and designed by Daniel Vieyra with graphics by by Karen Ramsey

On October 15, 2017, Docomomo US-Greater Philadelphia ran a successful tour, Vincent Kling: Houses that was months in the making. The sold out event was organized by board member, Daniel Vieyra, Ph.D., AIA. Vincent Kling: Houses was attended by fifty modern enthusiasts including architectural historians, architects, designers, and modern homeowners. It was part of both Docomomo's National Tour Day 2016 and DesignPhiladelphia.

Announcing the 2017 Membership Drive Winners

Thank you to everyone who participated in this year's membership drive! As promised, those who renewed or became a member before October 31st, were entered to receive one of five complimentary registrations to the 2017 National Symposium, set to take place in Phoenix, Arizona March 29 - April 2, 2017.

Your membership plays a significant role in preserving our modern heritage and allows our community to advocate, provide education about, and tour significant modern buildings and sites across the country. Thank you for being a part of our collective voice!

Advocacy for Henri Jova's Round Bank continues

By Docomomo US/Georgia

In early October, the building's new owners, Broward Development, brokered a deal with the Atlanta Urban Design Commission to have the nomination for landmark designation withdrawn. In return, Broward has withdrawn their SAP which included a request for a permit to demolish the building and build a self-storage facility in its place. Both parties have until April 2017 to determine an agreeable path forward.

Exploring Modernism in Your Backyard 2016


Thousands of participants across the country explored both modern masterpieces and local gems during Tour Day's ten year anniversary, Modernism in Your Backyard. All the tours and events that took place October 8th and throughout the month of October, celebrated, discovered, and brought attention to our rich modern heritage and the necessity to preserve it. We are extremely grateful to Martie Lieberman for being our official Tour Day sponsor and to all of our chapters, partners, and participants who joined us in exploring modern. Save the date for Tour Day 2017, which will be held on Saturday, October 7th!

A landmark day for Dallas' historic Meadows Building

a Modern architecture is celebrating another preservation win in the state of Texas; this time in Dallas. Just a couple weeks after the Harris County Commissioners voted unanimously to move forward with a major renovation project for the Astrodome, the Dallas Morning News featured an article announcing that the Chicago-based developers, GlenStar Properties are now going to "spare and restore" the historic Meadows Building.

Reflections on Beyond Modernism

By Theodore Prudon, FAIA

The title of this symposium could easily have been: Preservation and Advocacy of Modern Architecture and the March of Isms. Not only has most of our built environment been constructed in the decades after WW-II but the final quarter of the 20th Century has been prolific in stylistic expressions. Regardless of personal preference, all of this has to be considered as an integral part of our collective heritage.

Testimony needed in support of the Ambassador Grill

In a stunning turn of events, the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission voted unanimously to hear the UN Plaza Hotel (now ONE UN New York owned by Millennium Hotels and Resorts) lobby and Ambassador Grill as the city's 118th interior landmark. 

The public hearing date has been set for November 22, 2016 and Docomomo US requests the participation of willing individuals to deliver testimony and all who are available join us in a collective show of support for this important designation.

Docomomo US receives National Park Service Media Grant for the Explore Modern project

"Docomomo US receives National Park Service Media Grant for the Explore Modern project, a new visually vibrant and content rich online destination featuring the nation’s historic modern buildings, sites, landscapes and neighborhoods."

Docomomo US is pleased to announce the organization is a recipient of the National Park Service’s Center for Preservation Technology media grant for the Explore Modern project. The Explore Modern project builds upon the Docomomo US’ Register and will be incorporated into Docomomo US’ new website.

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