Docomomo US is sad to report the loss of Paul Rudolph's 1958 Riverview High School in Sarasota, Florida. Rudolph's first public building in Florida, the school district owned site was leveled on June 13th despite the vocal opposition of architects and preservation organizations. For the complete article from Joyce Owens click here. Additional images can be found here.
Julius Shulman, a renowned architecture photographer who depicted modern houses as the ultimate expressions of modern living and helped idealize the California lifestyle in the postwar years, died Wednesday at his home in Los Angeles. He was 98.
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Editor's Note: Correction, the article on Pei Cobb Freed's Silver Towers was Authored by Andrew Berman.
Roots of Modernism
Boston, MA | May 28 - 31, 2009
For the coming academic year 2009–10, the Fondation Le Corbusier will attribute one grant to a young researcher wishing to devote his/her studies to Le Corbusier’s work.
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New York, NY. – February 5, 2009 –
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has selected DOCOMOMO US as recipient of the 2009 Institute Honors for Collaborative Achievement. The award, to be presented at the 2009 AIA National Convention and Design Exposition in San Francisco, recognizes and encourages distinguished achievements of allied professionals, clients, organizations, architect teams, knowledge communities, and others who have had a beneficial influence on or advanced the architectural profession.
The Alfred Newton Richards Medical Research Laboratory and the adjacent David Goddard Laboratories were designated a National Historic Landmark by then U.S. Secretary of the Interior John Kempthorne. The building is one of nine new landmarks Kempthorne added to a list of fewer than 2,500 buildings nationwide bearing the same designation.