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    Landmarks Illinois Releases Prentice Hospital Reuse Study
    by Liz Waytkus, posted on Monday, November 14, 2011

    Landmarks Illinois has released a report outlining how Bertrand Goldberg's Prentice Hospital could be reused rather than demolished. Click here to download the report (PDF).  Located at the eastern edge of the medical campus in the Streeterville neighborhood of Chicago, Prentice is considered one of Goldberg’s most innovative and significant buildings.  

    Orange County Modernism: The Legacy of Paul Rudolph
    by admin, posted on Monday, February 27, 2012

    Orange County Modernism: The Legacy of Paul Rudolph
    April 16, 2011
    Seligman Homestead, Sugarloaf, NY

    Join DOCOMOMO US chapter president Theodore Prudon and DOCOMOMO US/New England chapter president David Fixler at a lecture on the legacy of architect Paul Rudolph. The talk will focus on the architectural significance of Late Modern architecture, specifically Paul Rudolph’s work, as well as the challenges and opportunities in preserving Late Modern architecture.

    Limited Space available. RSVP to Erin Tobin: etobin(at)preservenys.org or call 518-462-5658 x12

    ALERT: Petition to save the Phillis Wheatley Elementary School
    by admin, posted on Monday, February 27, 2012

    Please consider signing an online petition to save the historic modern Phillis Wheatley Elementary School which is threatened with demolition.  This petition was started by Phyllis Montana-Leblanc. Montana-Leblanc spoke passionately at Friday's hearing before the New Orleans Historic District Landmarks Commission in defense of her alma mater, "If you tear down my school, a part of me dies with it."

    Meet MiMo in Miami
    by admin, posted on Monday, February 27, 2012

    MiMo in Miami: An International Conference on Mid-Century Modern Architecture
    March 11-12, 2011
    Miami, FL

    Join DOCOMOMO US and Dade Heritage Trust at the MiMo Conference.  Miami Modern architecture, better known as MiMo, boomed after WWII, translating International Modernism into innovative designs with tropical exoticism, glamour and fun.  The conference will discuss MiMo in an international context, with an emphasis on Miami's newest historic designations: the Miami Marine Stadium, the Miami Bacardi Building, the Morris Lapidus District, North Shore on Miami Beach and the MiMo on Biscayne Historic District.  

    SAH Lecture: Alan Powers on Serge Chermayeff
    by admin, posted on Monday, February 27, 2012

    Serge Chermayeff's work spanned six decades and half the globe. He was an architect with no qualifications whose work was internationally acclaimed, a teacher who hoped to redefine architecture and modernism together, and an ecological visionary.

    Join Alan Powers, author of Serge Chermayeff, Designer, Architect, Teacher (RIBA Publications, 2001) as he explains the consistent threads in Chermayeff's thinking and the nature of his unique contribution to the Modern Movement.


    Monday, February 28, 2011, 6:15 pm
    New York University Department of Art History
    Silver Center, Room 301
    100 Washington Square East (entrance on Waverly Place)


    CALL FOR PAPERS / CHAMADA DE TRABALHOS: 9th Docomomo Brazil Conference
    by Liz Waytkus, posted on Monday, November 14, 2011

    Docomomo Brazil, organizer of the 9th Docomomo Brazil Conference scheduled for June 2011, announce a call for papers.

    Presented contributions will focus on three themes:

    Reflections on recent heritage
    Documentation of recent heritage
    Preservation of recent heritage

    Submissions may be written in English or Spanish.  The deadline is February 28th, 2011.

    Click here for more details.

    DOCOMOMO US - Year in Review
    by admin, posted on Monday, February 27, 2012

    If you missed any of our 2010 articles on the preservation of the modern movement, DOCOMOMO US e-news briefs are now archived online.  Articles for 2010 include: the Christian Science Center complex in Boston, Tour Day 2010, the Given Institute in Aspen, and the continuing work of our New Orleans, Louisiana chapter to preserve the Phillis Wheatley Elementary School and the George Washington Carver Junior-Senior High School.

    Architecture in the Round: Bertrand Goldberg
    by Liz Waytkus, posted on Monday, November 14, 2011

    In case you missed the Life and Work of Bertrand Goldberg tour during Tour Day 2010, the Chicago Architectural Foundation will hold a second tour this Saturday, December 11th.

    Become a Docomomo US member today!
    by Liz Waytkus, posted on Monday, November 14, 2011

    For fifteen years, Docomomo US has been at the forefront of the modern architecture preservation movement, and continues today as the resource for advancing education and advocacy about its importance. To maintain this leadership, we rely on the participation of our supporters, members, and advocates from across the nation.

    Docomomo Ireland Hosts Conference
    by Liz Waytkus, posted on Tuesday, December 7, 2010

    Docomomo Ireland will host a one-day conference on Wednesday, November 10th entitled:

    What shall we do with the Modern Movement?

    The conference will feature some of Ireland's and Europe's leading experts about contemporary best practice in relation to the inventorying, protection, management, reinterpretation, repair and conservation of modern 20th century architecture. The event will explore the significance of Ireland's Modern Movement heritage in a unique event intended to feed into the National Inventory of Architectural Heritage survey of Dublin, beginning in 2011.

    Pre-registration is required.

    The Architecture of Harry Weese
    by Liz Waytkus, posted on Friday, October 15, 2010

    On Tuesday, October 26, the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts will host a free lecture celebrating the release of The Architecture of Harry Weese, a new book by Robert Bruegmann and Kathleen Murphy Skolnik. The public is invited to experience the architecture of Harry Weese firsthand by joining Bruegmann for a lecture on the architect’s legacy in one of his most important buildings, the Church of Christ, Scientist, Chicago. Built in 1968, the church is a consummate example of the architect’s pioneering style and his significant contributions to Chicago’s architectural history. The lecture will be followed by a book signing.


    Welcome Minnesota: Our newest chapter!
    by Liz Waytkus, posted on Friday, September 24, 2010


    by Liz Waytkus, posted on Friday, October 22, 2010

    The fourth Annual DOCOMOMO US Tour Day is upon us!

    Join DOCOMOMO US, our regional chapters and local
    preservation organizations for  more than twenty modern
    architecture tours throughout the United States.

    Saturday, October 9, 2010

    Click here for the schedule and additional information.

    George Washington Carver High School - New Orleans, LA
    by info, posted on Friday, September 24, 2010


    The School Facilities Master Plan of Orleans Parish has ignored and consistently threatened to eradicate important mid-century modern public schools from New Orleans’s historic neighborhoods. From the outset, DOCOMOMO US/Louisiana identified the George Washington Carver Junior-Senior High School as one of the most architecturally significant buildings of its generation.

    11th Annual DOCOMOMO International Conference
    by info, posted on Friday, September 24, 2010

    Detailed information and online registration is now available for the 11th annual DOOCMOMO International Conference in Mexico City, August 24-29, 2010.

    Click here more information and to register for the conference.


    Modern Views, A Conversation on Northwest Modernism
    by jon buono, posted on Friday, September 24, 2010

    An insightful new documentary about mid-century northwest modern architecture, MODERN VIEWS illustrates how designers today can learn from sustainable and economic choices made as many as 50 years ago.

    Call for Papers: 1960 Rome Olympics
    by jon buono, posted on Wednesday, May 5, 2010

    A multi-disciplinary conference hosted by the American Academy in Rome from 30 September-2 October 2010 will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1960 Rome Summer Olympics. The conference focuses on these Games as a cultural turning point, with a significance—for Italy, the United States, the Soviet Union, and many other countries—that far transcends the actual sporting events, where the level of competition was unusually high.

    Ethan Mather Premieres Short Film on Lost Geodesic Dome
    by jon buono, posted on Friday, September 24, 2010

    Los Angeles landscape architect and filmmaker, Ethan Mather, recently premiered his new short film "A Necessary Ruin" at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. and the New York City Center for Architecture.

    Docomomo U.S. Board meets in Boston
    by jon buono, posted on Thursday, April 22, 2010

    On the weekend of April 16th, the Docomomo U.S. Board convened for its annual “face-to-face” meeting in Boston, Massachusetts. The gathering was organized by members of the New England Chapter and meetings were hosted in the Cambridge office of Bruner-Cott & Associates. The 2-day session focused on a review of the U.S. organization’s operational mission and strategies.

    Architect John 'Jack' Warnecke, 1919-2010
    by jon buono, posted on Wednesday, April 21, 2010

    Renowned architect John Carl “Jack” Warnecke died on April 17 at his home in Sonoma County, California at age 91.

    Warnecke led one of the largest architectural firms in the nation — John Carl Warnecke and Associates - and produced designs for the Hawaii statehouse, embassies in Washington and abroad, structures at the U.S. Naval Academy, international airports and major universities. Warnecke was also responsible for designing the John F. Kennedy gravesite memorial at Arlington Cemetery.

    Read his obituary here in the Press Democrat.

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