Friend Organizations and Partners
As an all-volunteer organization, we believe in creating dynamic partnerships with preservation and architecture organizations across the country. Along with our thirteen regional chapters, and friend organization, Houston Mod, Docomomo US is proud to work with and highlight the efforts of local partners. From our annual Tour Day in October to co-sponsored lectures and advocacy efforts, Docomomo US is committed to working with organizations whose mission, like ours, seeks to raise the interest in and preservation of the modern movement in the United States.
Docomomo US recognizes that there are a number of regional organizations in the United States which share Docomomo US’s mission and values. Becoming a Friend Organization offers a means to enhance communication and cooperation between an organization, their members and Docomomo US.
Friend Organizations receive all of the benefits of Institutional Membership and receive recognition as Friend Organizations on the Docomomo US website and in newsletters, with links to their own websites. Friend Organizations are encouraged to create a “Docomomo US Committee”, or similar entity, to encourage communication and activities among members interested in preservation of modern architecture and places, with Docomomo US and other Docomomo US Chapters and/or to designate a liaison officer/person. Friend Organizations are encouraged to submit news and announcements of events related to the shared interests and objectives to the Docomomo US newsletter and participate in Docomomo US national activities, including the annual Tour Day event.
Current Friend Organizations
Houston Mod is a non-profit, membership organization dedicated to promoting knowledge and appreciation of modern architecture and design in Houston and Texas. Houston Mod advocates the preservation of this cultural legacy and seeks support from its members and the general public in achieving this goal.
NEW! ModernSTL was formed in 2010 with a mission of the identification, education, preservation and celebration of St. Louis modernism. Led by local architecture enthusiasts and historic preservationists, the non-profit seeks to protect local mid-century modern structures while fostering a deeper appreciation of them through events, tours, preservation efforts and its website/blog at www.modern-stl.com.
Palm Springs Modernism Week is an exciting 11-day celebration of mid-century modern design, architecture and culture.
Docomomo US partners with regional organizations to increase the interest in and knowledge of sites, buildings, neighborhoods and landscapes of the modern movement. Partner organizations, in addition to those who take part in the annual Docomomo US Tour Day include:
Society of Architectural Historians
The Philip Johnson Glass House
The Los Angeles Conservancy
The Los Angeles Conservancy, Modern Committee
The Chicago Architectural Foundation
The New Haven Preservation Trust
Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia
Detroit Area Art Deco Society
The DC Preservation League
The Neutra VDL Studio
Historic Savannah Foundation
Salt Lake Modern
Historic Albany Foundation
St. Louis Modern
Architectural Heritage Center: Portland