2023 Modernism in America Awards Ceremony

Design Within Reach

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Now in its tenth year, the Modernism in America Awards celebrate the documentation, preservation and reuse of modern buildings, structures and landscapes built in the United States or on U.S. territory. The Awards recognize those 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.

This year's thirteen award-winning projecrs showcase a broad range of scale, budgets, and typologies, this year’s awards prove that where there is a will to preserve, there is a way. Many of these projects, easily “tear downs” had they fallen into different hands, became labors of love completed with care and dedication, and we are all the better for it.

The 2023 winners are:


Samara: The John and Catherine Christian House (West Lafayette, IN)
Schwann House and Studio (Lincoln, MA)
Demerec Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (Cold Spring Harbor, NY)
Bakar BioEnginuity Hub (Berkeley, CA)
Eldorado Ballroom (Houston, TX)
Modern Survey Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh, PA)
Ebony Test Kitchen (Chicago, IL/Washington, DC)


Birch Knoll (Newtown Square, PA)
Climate Pledge Arena (Seattle, WA)
The Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art & Culture (Riverside, CA)
Jackson Lake Lodge (Moran, WY)
Dogan-Gaither Flats (Knoxville, TN)
Former San Jose City Hall (San Jose, CA)

Please join us on Thursday November 2, 2023 at Design Within Reach as we honor this year's Awardees and celebrate the best of modernism.

Cocktails and music begin at 6:30pm

Ceremony begins at 7:30pm

Event concludes at 9pm

Drinks and light food will be provided.

Sponsors make the Awards program possible. Click below for sponsorship opportunities or contact us at awards@docomomo-us.org to craft a package that is right for you. 

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