Organized in 2011, Docomomo US/Greater Philadelphia advocates for modern sites, buildings, neighborhoods and landscapes. In addition to offering several events each year, the group works on preservation advocacy for modern buildings in the Greater Philadelphia region, holds events and activities for members, volunteers, and others interested in modern architecture and design.
The Greater Philadelphia area is richly diverse in building types of modernism, from modernist landmarks like the PSFS Building, Richards Medical Research Laboratories at the University of Pennsylvania, to important buildings by leading modern architects like George Howe, William Lescaze, Frank Lloyd Wright, George Nakashima, Richard Neutra, Thaddeus Longstreth, I.M. Pei, Louis Kahn, Oscar Stonorov, Norman Rice, Mitchell/Giurgola, and Vincent Kling among others.
- 2015 LoMeMiMo Survey Day: Lower Merion Historical Commission Mid-century Modern survey for further study
- 2014 Society Hill Modernism: Architecture Tour in collaboration with DesignPhiladelphia, featuring architecture by Mitchell/ Giurgola, I.M. Pei, Adolf DeRoy Mark, and John Bower, among others.
- 2014 Make it New- Make it Fit: Lecture by Bob Geddes at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton University
- 2013 Hicks Stone Lecture on his book, Edward Durell Stone: A Son's Untold Story of a Legendary Architect at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Beth Sholom Synagogue in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania
- 2012 Louis Kahn’s Norman Fisher House Tour in Hatboro, PA
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Image: Franklin Roberts House by Mitchell/Giurgola, 1969
Visited as part of the 2013 docomomo-Phl Society Hill Modernism Tour