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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.

Federal Court Halts Demolition of Neutra's Gettysburg Cyclorama Center
by info, posted on Sunday, April 18, 2010

A federal court has halted the National Park Service plan to demolish the 1961 Richard Neutra and Robert Alexander designed Cyclorama Building at Gettysburg.

In a comprehensive ruling, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia upheld a challenge filed by the Recent Past Preservation Network, Christine Madrid French and Dion Neutra. The court held that the U.S. National Park Service failed to comply with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) before deciding to tear down the historic building, and ordered the agency to consider alternatives to demolition.

Modernist Architecture Comes of Age
by info, posted on Sunday, April 18, 2010

 

 
Join the University of Vermont Historic Preservation Program for a day-long symposium exploring the preservation of historic modernist buildings and how to rehabilitate them to be sustainable and functional in the 21st century. DOCOMOMO US President Theo Prudon will be a featured speaker at the event.
 
Registration Fee: $100
For more information click here for a PDF.
Register online: www.uvm.edu/~modern
 

 

DOCOMOMO US at the Society of Architectural Historians, Chicago
by info, posted on Sunday, April 18, 2010

Join Theo Prudon and Graham Balkany, leader of the 2009 international preservation campaign to save Chicago’s Michael Reese Hospital as a newly attributed work of Walter Gropius, in a discussion of the synergy between research discoveries and advocacy for understudied and underappreciated modernist buildings. Members of DOCOMOMO, preservationists, historians, and enthusiasts of modernism are invited
to share accounts of research that has come to the rescue of “non-iconic” modernism.

DOCOMOMO US at the Society of Architectural Historians Annual Conference, Chicago, IL

Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza, Columbian Room

April 23, 2010, 12 - 1:30pm

Theo Prudon, President, DOCOMOMO US, Facilitator

Cape Cod Modern House Trust saves Kugel/Gips House.
by info, posted on Sunday, April 18, 2010

The Cape Cod Modern House Trust will welcome visitors to the Kugel/Gips House, which it restored and updated with the help of volunteers including Fox Diehl Architects. The 2,200-square-foot residence was designed by Charles Zhender, one of the most prolific Modernist architects on the Cape during the 1960s and ’70s.

Read the full story here: http://archrecord.construction.com/news/daily/archives/2010/100402capecod.asp

Winter 2010 Newsletter
by info, posted on Friday, June 18, 2010

The DOCOMOMO US Newsletter is here! Highlights include articles on Breuer, the DOCOMOMO US annual Modern Architecture Tour Day (save the date: October 9, 2010), and the upcoming Docomomo International conference in Mexico City, August 19-27, 2010.

Download the PDF here

Stop the Disfigurement of John Hejduk's 'Kreuzberg Tower' in Berlin
by info, posted on Sunday, April 18, 2010

The 'Kreuzberg Tower' in Berlin, one of John Hejduk's few realized buildings and one of his largest, is being threatened. After years of neglect, the building's new owner, BerlinHaus Verwaltung GmbH, plans to significantly alter the exterior of the building.

Please sign the petition to save the "Kreuzberg Tower'!!

http://www.petitiononline.com/hejduk/petition.html

3/20/10 DOCOMOMO US President Prudon moderates Modernism by Choice:The Economy, Politics, and Sustainability of Preservation
by info, posted on Sunday, April 18, 2010

Join DOCOMOMO US President Theo Prudon at New York's Center for Architecture (CFA) for "Modernism by Choice: The Economy, Politics, and Sustainability of Preservation." The symposium is in conjunction with the World Monuments Fund's Modernism at Risk exhibition, currently on view at the Center For Architecture.

Modernism by Choice:The Economy,Politics, and Sustainability of Preservation

AIA CES: 4.5 LU, 4.5 HSW

When: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM SATURDAY, MARCH 20

Bruce Graham, SOM Designer of Hancock and Willis Towers, Dies at 84
by jon buono, posted on Tuesday, March 9, 2010


Paul Heffernan - Georgia Tech College of Architecture, GA Chapter 3/10/10
by info, posted on Sunday, April 18, 2010

Join DOCOMOMO/US, GA Chapter and the Atlanta Preservation Center for the Seventh Annual Phoenix Flies: A Citywide Celebration of Living Landmarks

Modernism at Risk
by info, posted on Sunday, April 18, 2010

The Modernism at Risk exhibition is covered in the most recent METROPOLIS P/O/V. Check out Susan S. Szenasy's article here!

Don't Forget!

Modernism at Risk related lectures begin on Thursday, March 11th at the AIA Center for Architecture. For more information visit: http://cfa.aiany.org/index.php?section=exhibitions&expid=117

International Student Competition: A Fresh Look at 20th Century Architectural Heritage
by info, posted on Monday, March 1, 2010

Photo Modeling of Architectural Heritage of the 20th Century

Registration for the international competition on photo modelling of significant buildings of the 20th century, open to architecture students, will be closed on March 26, 2010.

The contest invites the architects of tomorrow to express their vision of a building of the last century, built between 1901 and 2000, as an architectural description based on panoramic images and / or 3D models of the building in its current state. The competition takes place entirely online.

Protect America’s Historic Preservation Funding!
by jon buono, posted on Friday, February 26, 2010

President Obama's proposed FY 2011 budget would eliminate funding for Save America's Treasures (SAT) and Preserve America (PA), and cut funding for National Heritage Areas by 50 percent.

Site Update
by admin, posted on Thursday, February 25, 2010

During the last few months, DoCoMoMo US has made critical changes to the infrastructure of this site. Working with Columbia University's Network Architecture Lab, we will continue to make substantial upgrades throughout the course of the next year to give you more features and content and make everything on our site easier to access. Some of these changes are going to be subtle and incremental while others will be more radical. For now, our online store is offline, but we look forward to it returning soon.

You are encouraged to contact us with your suggestions (try the new contact form here).   

Glass and Glazing in the 21st Century at MIT
by info, posted on Sunday, April 18, 2010

Glass & Glazing in the 21st Century: Design and Preservation of Contemporary & Historic Architecture

March 20-22, 2010

Cambridge, Massachusetts

An intensive 2-day conference/training program exploring the use, performance, maintenance, and preservation/restoration of glass in new and existing buildings and monuments.  Followed by a 1-day program focused on stained glass.

EDUARDO FERNANDO CATALANO [1917-2010] Argentine Modernist Architect, Student of Gropius, Breuer
by info, posted on Wednesday, February 24, 2010

EDUARDO FERNANDO CATALANO
[1917-2010]

Eduardo Fernando Catalano was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and came to the United States on scholarships to the Universities of Pennsylvania and Harvard. In 1945, he entered a General Motors design competition using a hyperbolic paraboloid, and won second place out of 914 entries.

He was a graduate student of Walter Gropius and an undergraduate student of Marcel Breuer, both professors at Harvard and considered the pioneering masters of modernist architecture.

Raymond Neutra, son of Richard Neutra, NYC 3/2/10
by info, posted on Sunday, April 18, 2010

HP InQuiry Lecture Series Presents Doctor Raymond Neutra, son of Richard Neutra / Neutra Compound

03.02.10
6:30PM - 8:30PM
Columbia University | Morningside Campus | Avery Hall, Wood Auditorium
New York, New York
 

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