Aloha Hawaii!!


You heard that right! The next Docomomo US National Symposium will take place in Honolulu, Hawaii from September 25-28, 2019 in collaboration with the Docomomo US/Hawaii chapter. From the iconic East-West Center, to the white sand beaches, to all things Ossipoff, come celebrate Hawai‘i’s unique blend of East-meets-West tropical modernism.


The 2019 Symposium will:

  • Explore how architects applied modernism’s core tenets within Hawai‘i’s climate and multicultural context, and what these buildings can teach us today as the world grapples with climate change and increasing urbanization.
  • Discuss the impact of World War II and statehood on the people, the culture, and the architecture of the territory and then state.
  • Celebrate the iconic Hawai‘i State Capitol Building its 50th anniversary and hear from key persons associated with the project, and efforts to maintain and preserve it.
  • Feature exclusive tours of significant mid-century homes, neighborhoods and districts, many that are closed to the public.

Save the Date - the 2020 National Symposium will be take place June 3-6 in Chicago.


AIA CEUs are available for all sessions and Symposium related tours. A list of LU and HSW credits can be found here.

A limited number of tickets to the Symposium and tours will be available each day.


Symposium Schedule

Travel and Accommodations

Registration for the Symposium opens in February but there is no need to wait! Travel and hotel details with exclusive discounts for Docomomo members are now available. Many rates are good for several days before and after the symposium so that attendees can fully experience Hawaii’s natural beauty and warm hospitality. 

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Sponsorship Opportunities

Docomomo US and Docomomo US/Hawaii invite you to join us as a supporter and an event sponsor for the seventh annual Docomomo US National Symposium. Promote your business to a local and national audience and celebrate Hawai‘i’s unique architectural fabric. From modern aficionados to seasoned design professionals, participating as a sponsor of the National Symposium offers unique access to a community of taste makers and influencers who are keenly focused on mid-century design. Each event has opportunities for sponsorship, with each level of sponsorship offering varying levels of acknowledgment for your support. Sponsor registration ends August 16.

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