2023 Docomomo US National Symposium
New Haven 
Complexities of the Modern American City

June 21-25, 2023
New Haven, Connecticut

Join us in New Haven, Connecticut and experience one of the country’s most densely woven collections of mid-century art, design, and architecture. As we take in this cultural epicenter, we will consider the triumphs and complexities surrounding the design and building of the Modern city and the impacts on our collective communities.


You must be registered for the Symposium in order to register for tours. 


Note: As of May 1st, many tours are sold out. Please see the individual tours page to check availability. Email symposium@docomomo-us.org if you would like to be put on a wait list for a tour. Use subject line: TOUR WAITLIST REQUEST and include name and date of the tour.


May 18, 2023 Update

A new walking tour of Prospect Hill has been added to Saturday afternoon. Olsen House reception now has availability on Thursday evening. Visit the Don't Miss Connecticut page for additional events and tours the week of the Symposium. 


AIA CEUs will be offered for all sessions and tours upon approval.

Schedule Overview*

Wednesday, June 21
  • Chapter Forum, Hotel Marcel, 2-4PM
  • Opening Keynote, Yale Art Gallery, 5:30-7PM
  • Opening Reception, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, 7-8:30PM
Thursday, June 22
  • Sessions, Hotel Marcel, 8:30AM-12:45PM
  • Walking Tours, Downtown, 2-4PM and 5-7PM
Friday, June 23
  • Sessions, Downtown TBD, 8:30-11:15AM
  • Closing Plenary, Yale Art Gallery, 11:30AM-1PM
  • Walking Tours, Downtown, 2-4PM
  • Closing Reception, Yale Center for British Art, 7-8:30PM
Saturday, June 24
  • Morning Bus and Walking Tours, 9AM-12PM
  • Afternoon Bus and Walking Tours, 1-5PM
Sunday, June 25
  • Self Driven Tour, 10AM-4PM


* Subject to change. As of 5/1/23.

The 2023 National Symposium is a joint partnership of Docomomo US and its New York/Tri-State chapter along with the New Haven Preservation Trust, Preservation Connecticut, Yale University and the CT State Historic Preservation Office.

The National Symposium is only possible thanks to the generous support of partners and sponsors. Sponsoring the Docomomo US National Symposium presents a prime opportunity to support national preservation efforts of modern structures while at the same time promoting your own brand to hundreds of like-minded preservationists. 

Hotel Accommodations

Docomomo US is pleased to offer discounts to a variety of New Haven hotels during the National Symposium. The Hotel Marcel is the preferred hotel of the Symposium. Hotel Marcel & the La Quinta Inn & Suites are located in the Long Wharf area, a short drive from downtown New Haven. The Study, Omni, and Courtyard by Marriott are located in the downtown/Yale vicinity. See the Travel and Accommodations page for more information. 

Booking Link for Hotel Marcel (unique to Docomomo US)

Partner Organizations

New Haven National Symposium Sponsors

Corten Steel

Cut Stone

Poured Concrete

Precast Concrete


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The Docomomo US National Symposium is the primary event in the United States for professionals to discuss and share efforts to preserve modern architecture and meet leading practitioners and industry professionals.

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.