Docomomo US is pleased to announce nine winners of the 2017 Modernism in America Awards program. These projects are exemplary of the expanding need to restore midcentury projects and sets the bar for future preservation projects and efforts.
Awards of Excellence
Bell Works (New Jersey)
Yale Center for British Art (Connecticut)
Bubeshko Apartments (California)
Save the Reactor (Washington)
Citations of Merit
American Enterprise Group National Headquarters (Iowa)
Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer (Nebraska)
Boston University School of Law (Massachusetts)
Vincent G. Kling Mid-Century House (Pennsylvania)
The projects recognized for the Modernism in America Awards highlight the diversity of important modern buildings and sites – not only the iconic but also those that are regionally significant - and the increasing importance of regional forces and development. Bell Works and other projects emphasize the importance of partnerships between owners, architects and the community coming together to save and reinvigorate architecture that at one point faced demolition. They highlight the best of preservation practices where preservation often comes with complex financial viability and the need to adapt or add to a project in order for the whole to remain viable. As modern architecture continues to age and face threats of demolition or insensitive restoration, it is paramount to recognize that these projects can be preserved in a meaningful and productive ways that enhances their presence and value in their respective communities.
Docomomo US is pleased to partner with Design Within Reach for the 2017 Awards. The 2017 Modernism in America Awards will be awarded on the night of Friday, October 6, 2017 at the Design Within Reach Third Avenue Studio in New York City. Tickets and event sponsorship opportunities will be available shortly.