Docomomo US/SoCal's mission is to increase awareness of, and celebrate the unique legacy of, Southern California's Modern Movement and its influences, through education, documentation, and advocacy. We partner with other local, regional, and statewide organizations and agencies to enhance understanding and appreciation of the area's diverse Modern resources.
Exuberant Architecture: Exploring Late Modernism through the Lens of Wayne Thom
Photographer Wayne Thom’s iconic images of key projects by groundbreaking architects and firms such as AC Martin, William Pereira, and A. Quincy Jones not only capture the cool glamour of 1960s and ’70s West Coast late modernism but help to define the era. The USC Libraries celebrate the release of Wayne Thom: Photographing the Late Modern with a talk by author Emily Bills, followed by a conversation with Bills, Docomomo US/SoCal’s Katie Horak, and USC architecture professor Trudi Sandmeier, about architectural photography and preservation of late-modern architecture. Wayne Thom, whose archive is housed at the USC Libraries, will join the Q&A.
What's Out There Weekend San Diego
San Diego's landscape legacy includes myriad parks and plazas, cultural institutions, historic sites and neighborhoods, and the world-renowned Balboa Park.