What's in store in 2018


Docomomo US Staff


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As we head into the new year, Docomomo US is acutely aware of all that is at stake as we continue to face a political environment that jeopardize long and hard fought preservation efforts. From ongoing advocacy efforts, to recognizing significant people and projects in the Modernism in America Awards, to celebrating and bringing awareness to significant architecture and design across the country during the National Symposium and Tour Day, see what is taking place in 2018.


Docomomo US along with our chapters and partners led a number of remarkable advocacy victories last year. But there are still looming threats facing modern buildings, sites, and landscapes across the country. The Terrace Plaza Hotel, Peavey Plaza, AT&T, the Albright Knox campus, Miami's Babylon Apartments, and Freeway Park in Seattle are still threatened with demolition or redevelopment. Docomomo US in addition to our chapters, friend organizations, and partners will remain viligent and continue to speak out for our modern heritage.

If there is an advocacy issue taking place in your neighborhood you feel we should know about, contact us: info(AT)docomomo-us.org. 

Modernism in America Awards

Docomomo US is now accepting nominations for the 2018 Modernism in America Awards. The awards celebrate the documentation, preservation and re-use of modern buildings, structures and landscapes built in the United States or on U.S. territory by recognizing the building owners, design teams, advocacy and preservation organizations that have made significant efforts to retain, restore and advocate for the aesthetic and cultural value of such places.


Early nominations are due February 2, 2018, and all nominations must be submitted by March 2, 2018.


Save the date! The Modernism in America Awards ceremony is set to take place June 20th in New York City. More details will follow shortly.


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National Symposium

We know we've kept you guessing about the 2018 National Symposium, but stay tuned! More information about registration and the schedule will be coming shortly. 

Tour Day

Mark your calendars! Tour Day is taking place October 13, 2018 and we invite you to organize a tour and join the thousands of participants across the country as we explore the modern masterpieces and local gems found in our neighborhoods. The theme will be announced in the coming months.


Read our recap from Tour Day 2017 Exploring SHELTER and share your adventures on social media by tagging your photos using #ExploreModern and #docomomous.


Visit the Tour Day page


Chapter News and Events

Our chapters and friend organizations have some amazing things planned for 2018. See what upcoming events are set to take place and make sure to subscribe to our chapter's monthly newsletters and follow them on social media.

Travel Tours

Docomomo US Modern Brazil is the third in a series of exclusive modern architecture, art and design travel experiences. This ten-day, nine-night trip features the work of Oscar Niemeyer, Lina Bo Bardi, Afonso Eduardo Reidy, Lucio Costa among others.

Interested in joining this incredible opportunity? Email group(AT)friendlyplanet.com. If you don't receive a prompt response, let us at Docomomo US know at info(AT)docomomo-us.org.


For more information about the trip and schedule click HERE.