During a party on May 23rd at the downtown Design Within Reach studio, DOCOMOMO WEstern WAshington launched its new website. Designed by Wolken Communica and made possible by generous grants from the National Trust for Historic Preservation, King County's 4Culture, Washington State's Department of Archeology and Historic Preservation the new website will be an important tool for 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. In 2005, DOCOMOMO WEWA incorporated as a non-profit, 501c(3) educational and charitable organization. We continue to produce educational programs with the generous efforts of volunteers and a dedicated Board of Directors. Over the past eight years, we have organized over seventy events, reaching an audience of hundreds, including home owners, designers, preservationists, students, and civic leaders. We have also served as advocates for Northwest Modernism by supporting preservation efforts, preparing landmark nominations, and creating a register of significant buildings.