The Docomomo US/North Texas Chapter represents a diverse group of professionals and public whose concern is the protection, interpretation and appreciation of the unique manifestations of the Modern Movement within the region. Works by such nationally-recognized architects as William Lescaze, Harrison & Abramovitz, Paul P. Cret, Richard Neutra, F.L. Wright, H.H. Harris, E.L. Barnes, Philip Johnson, Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, Louis Kahn, I.M. Pei and Paul Rudolph exist in number within the chapter’s boundaries. In addition, such regional modernists as O’Neil Ford, George Dahl, Howard Meyer, Wyatt Hedrick, Bud Oglesby and many others developed intriguing architectural sensibilities within the context.
Docomomo US/WEWA is a local community of individuals who share a passion for Northwest Modernism. Founded in Seattle in 1998 as a chapter of Docomomo US, we are dedicated to the Documentation and Conservation of the Modern Movement in Western Washington. As a non-profit, 501c(3) organization, we organize tours and events, and advocate for the preservation of Modern resources. Our mission is to increase public awareness and appreciation of Modern design throughout the region. The organization is administered by an all-volunteer, seven-member Board made up of architects, planners, preservationists, architectural historians, and real estate professionals.
Chapter website: www.docomomoga.org
To insure that its rich architectural legacy is preserved for generations to come, Docomomo US/Midwest Chapter raises the awareness and appreciation of modern architecture in Chicago and environs through lectures, meetings, walking tours and site visits. After the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, architects like William LeBaron Jenny, Daniel Burnham, John Wellborn Root and Louis Sullivan flocked to Chicago to help rebuild the decimated city. The high-rise buildings that rose from the ashes redefined the architecture of the late 19th and early 20th century. They shed classical forms and heavy ornamentation in favor of structural expression. This spirit of innovation was tempered by the onset of the Great Depression and World War II, which brought a virtual halt to new construction.
Docomomo US/Northern California Chapter is raising the awareness of the Modern Movement's rich legacy in the Bay Area and throughout Northern California. The gentle California climate allowed Modern buildings to achieve a response to the outdoors that was not possible in European or East Coast climates. This produced not only a uniquely Modern plan, but a Modern approach to landscape design.
Docomomo US/New York Tri-State was organized in 1995 and was directly involved in the formation of the national organization. Since that time, Docomomo's network of volunteers comprised of architects, historians, and preservationists has organized numerous exhibits, tours, and educational events relating to modern architecture and sites. The region boasts a rich array of modern buildings representing diverse building types and styles from corporate icons such as Lever House and the Seagrams Building, to town houses and suburban homes by leading modern architects and designers of the period.
Above: Members of the Docomomo US/New England Chapter, Tour Day 2012, at Josep Lluis Sert's Peabody Terrace, Cambridge, MA