Live, Laugh, Preserve: Stories and Strategies for Saving Modern Homes
The 1950s and 1960s brought modern architecture to suburban Connecticut, to sylvan Cape Cod, and to the South Fork dunes, planting wood, stone, glass and steel houses in woodsy landscapes. In this session we hear from historians, homeowners and advocates about the strategies, challenges and rewards of preserving modern homes designed by Marcel Breuer, Norman Jaffee, and Eliot Noyes for the next generation to use and enjoy.
Speakers & Abstracts:
- Cape Cod Modern House Trust
Peter McMahon is the Founding Director of the Cape Cod Modern House Trust, incorporated in 2007 to archive, restore and celebrate the Outer Cape’s outstanding modern architecture and the creative culture that surrounded it.
- Hampton's 20th Century Modernism
Timothy Godbold, Austrialian architect and interior designer, who launched his eponymous firm after over 25 years working in the fashion industry at Ralph Lauren and running his own label.
- Avant-Garde in the Suburbs
Frederick Noyes, FAIA, architect with more than 40 years experience in fusing architecture, education and biology. Michelangelo Sabatino is an educator, academic leader, and award-winning scholar, Sabatino contributes to shaping architectural discourse and practice in the Americas and beyond.
- Alexandra Lange, renowned design critic whose work has appeared in The Atlantic, Curbed, Design Observer, New York Magazine, The New York Times, and The New Yorker, among other publications. Most recently, author of Meet Me by the Fountain: An Inside History of the Mall (2022).