Docomomo US National Symposium
The Docomomo US National Symposium is the primary event in the United States for those interested in the preservation of modern architecture to gather, discuss, share and explore the preservation of heritage of the second half of the 20th Century and its legacy and importance today. The Symposium developed as a result of the Docomomo US Board of Directors’ annual “Face to Face” meeting. The first expanded event took place in Los Angeles in 2010 with an open forum for local individuals actively engaged in the discussion of modern architecture. Docomomo US hosted its first National Symposium in Sarasota, Florida in April 2013. Held annually, this multi-day conference seeks to engage local participants in cities across the United States, offering participants the ability to interact with and explore a wide variety of significant modern architecture and sites.
National Symposium Objectives:
- To promote the value of modern architecture and to highlight its significance and attributes
- To provide a forum whereby participants can share their knowledge and experience in an effort to promote collaboration and best practices
- To bring together the Docomomo US Board of Directors, its chapters and friend organizations, national and local partner organizations as well as the general membership and local community
- To provide an engaging and educational experience for Docomomo US members and all those who attend
- To promote interaction and communication among the chapters, the Board of Directors and its staff
- To provide a platform for the host organization, its city and region for their commitment and contribution to the preservation of modern architecture
- To influence public opinion and increase positive attitudes of modern architecture and design
Docomomo US National Symposium 2014: Modernism in Texas
Docomomo US and Houston Mod will be hosting the second annual National Symposium in
Houston, TX March 13-15. The symposium will include presentations from leaders in
architecture and preservation, along with tours of modern sites and architecture in the greater
Houston area. Houston is home to significant sites such as Mies van der Rohe's Museum of
Fine Arts, Ulrich Franzen's Alley Theatre, and Philip Johnson's University of St. Thomas.
More information on the Modernism in Texas symposium including presentations and tours will
be available shortly.