The 2022 Docomomo US National Symposium is a collaboration of Docomomo US and Docomomo US/Philadelphia.


The Phildelphia Symposium would not be possible without the generous support of the following partners and sponsors.

This year's sponsorship levels are named after important female architects and designers with links to the city of Phildelphia.


Symposium Host Sponsors

Elizabeth Hirsh Fleisher

First licensed woman architect in Philadelphia and partner in the firm Roth & Fleisher (1892-1975)


Philadwellphia is the passion of Marion Dinofa, Compass RE Realtor and Modern Home Specialist. As a Midcentury Modern real estate expert, Dinofa scours the MLS for new modern listings, researches fabulous homes and neighborhoods, and connects with other Midcentury Modern enthusiasts. Philadwellphia was created to showcase Mid-Century Modern and architecturally unique homes in the Philadelphia area with the goal of preserving the rich heritage of modernism in Philadelphia.

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Stanislawa “Siasia” Nowicki (1912-2018)

First female professor at PennDesign and full professor of architecture in the country (1912-2018)

k YODER design

k YODER design is guided by the hands-on creative and project leadership of principal Kevin Yoder, AIA, LEED AP. With over 25 years of architecture and interior design experience, Kevin and his team offer high-level construction knowledge, detailed drawings, and respect for budget, matched by the boutique firm’s attentive service and ability to capture individual style in unexpected ways.

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Pixel Parlor

In 2012, wife and husband team Jenn Richey Nicholas and Andrew Nicholas turned their love of making things with people into a business. Over the years, their studio continues to grow and attract a talented crew of creatives who want to both help businesses, organizations, and individuals make genuine connections with their audience and actively take part in a global movement of people using business as a force for good.

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Anne Griswold Tyng

Architect, professor, and long-time collaborator with Louis Kahn (1920-2011)

Architectural Resources Group

We are architects, planners, and conservators who believe in the value that history adds to modern life.

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Since 1992, DSGN Associates has provided architectural, planning, interior design, and graphic design services to stellar clients around the world. Our project types are diverse and include single and multi-family residential, retail and mixed-use centers, offices and work places, civic facilities, and urban planning. Our work includes both new construction and adaptive reuse of pre-war and post-war historic buildings.

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Harboe Architects, PC

Harboe Architects is an award winning architecture firm specializing in the preservation of historic structures. Located in Chicago, Harboe Architects have completed significant restoration projects on over a half dozen National Historic Landmarks and National Register Properties. Harboe Architects recently prepared the Preservation Master Plan for Taliesin West.

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Mills + Schnoering Architects

Mills + Schnoering Architects, LLC is a full service architectural firm dedicated to design that contributes meaningfully to the built environment, and to the preservation of significant historic structures that reflect their time, place, and cultural associations. Our work is focused on cultural buildings of all types, including theatres and museums; public buildings; campus planning and design; and the preservation and rehabilitation of historic buildings, with a particular focus on the restoration and adaptive use of mid-century Modern structures. We look for projects that inspire and challenge us, and clients who share our commitment to quality and craftsmanship.

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Studio Bryan Hanes is a landscape architecture and urban design studio that creates socially and ecologically sustainable spaces through timeless yet innovative design. We strive to create places that enrich human experience and express artful celebration of the everyday. We draw inspiration from the dynamic processes of nature while engaging the complex social issues of the urban contexts in which we work.

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TN Ward Company

TN Ward Company (TNW) construction professionals perform with a client-centric focus and the ability to complete successfully a wide range of projects. The Owner can rely on TNW to be responsive for a fast-track renovation or to construct a new complex of buildings. This response flexibility has enabled TN Ward to earn a high level of repeat business, including 25-year relationships with valued clients.

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Penelope Hartshorne Batcheler

Leading historical architect for the National Park Service and preservation advocate. (1928-2007) 

Atkin Olshin Schade Architects

Atkin Olshin Schade Architects is an award winning architecture, interiors, and planning firm that designs vibrant and sustainable places. We approach design as a means to give life and purpose to new and existing buildings. We celebrate the culture and history of the buildings, sites, and institutions we work with and explore the possibilities of their contemporary context and use. We are inspired by the diversity of our clients and the ambitions and circumstances of every project we undertake.

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Building Conservation Associates, Inc.

Building Conservation Associates, Inc. is a consulting firm that specializes in both the technical and historical aspects of restoring buildings and works of art. BCA also assists clients in the preparation of federal rehabilitation tax credit applications. BCA's approach to conservation is pragmatic, combining field documentation, archival research, materials testing, and scientific research to satisfy project requirements without compromising quality.

Since its founding in 1985, BCA has maintained an experienced staff of preservationists, conservators, scientists, architects, historians, planners, and artisans. BCA has developed a reputation for its practical approach in the fields of historic preservation and materials conservation.

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EYP is the leading architecture and engineering firm developing new ideas and design solutions with mission-driven clients in higher education, government, healthcare, and science & technology. Our interdisciplinary Total Impact Design approach empowers clients with buildings that profoundly impact human behavior and performance as well as energy and the environment. Dedicated to People, Purpose, and Planet, EYP design liberates human potential to transform performance; actively helps clients advance their mission; and maximizes available resources to advance sustainability. Inspired by our clients, design is how we make a positive impact on the world.

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Heintges Consulting Architects & Engineers P.C. is an award-winning professional consulting firm specializing in the design and implementation of the building envelope. Since our founding in 1989, Heintges has consulted on more than 200 million square feet of facades for projects throughout the U.S. and in 29 other countries. We collaborate with visionary architects and owners on some of the world’s most challenging projects, ranging in scale from super-tall office towers to individual residences. Our extensive portfolio encompasses every building type including commercial, institutional, residential, retail, and government projects. In the U.S., recent projects include Uber’s San Francisco Headquarters, The Spiral – 66 Hudson Boulevard, MoMA’s 2019 Expansion & Renovation, Nike House of Innovation NYC, Stanford University Bing Concert Hall, the National Museum of African American History & Culture, and the renovation of the United Nations Headquarters.

Historic Foodways Society of Delaware Valley

Love Food? Love History? Why not combine your interests! The Historic Foodways Society of the Delaware Valley (HFSDV) is a non-profit group about to celebrate its 25th Anniversary dedicated to the promotion and understanding of food and its place and contributions to history. Our members are not only food lovers, but also enjoy sharing their passion with others. While mainly concentrating on 17th through the 19th Century cooking, the Foodways Society sponsors programs throughout the year including visits to historic sites, hands-on hearth cooking, food history authors talks and lectures -- all of which normally include tasting of period foods. Many of the programs focus on the rich foodways of the greater Philadelphia region. HFSDV holds programming events throughout the year. Many historic sites around Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware have been hosts to our events and help put into context the food, culture and time we are learning about.

Ibañez Shaw Architecture

Based in Fort Worth, Texas and founded by Gregory Ibañez, FAIA, and Bart Shaw, FAIA, Ibañez Shaw Architecture operates from the basic belief that everyone deserves the best design. Guided by boundless optimism and creative pragmatism, Ibañez Shaw believes that bold, enlightened design elevates the soul and enriches communities. The firm crafts distinctive, sustainable, and elegant designs that not only meet the needs of clients, but also respond to broader civic and social ambitions. This is true no matter the project’s type, scale or location.

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Keast & Hood

Keast & Hood designs new and transformed structures that stand the test of time. Since its founding in 1953, the firm has remained nimble, independent, and above all committed to client service. Keast & Hood engineers’ wide-ranging experience and deep understanding of design have earned them their place at the forefront of the field, with specialties both in new construction and preservation/adaptive reuse.

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KW Ramsey, Architect LLC

KW Ramsey Architect's approach to the design process is rooted in a love of both problem-solving and the creation of timeless, modern-inspired, and contextual buildings and spaces. Additionally, KW Ramsey Architect has a deep commitment to collaboration with clients, and believes that a willingness to explore design alternatives, combined with solid technical knowledge and a sensitivity to each client's unique functional and aesthetic needs, is the fundamental basis for satisfying design solutions.

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MacDonald & Mack Architects

MacDonald & Mack has been a leader and innovator in the historic preservation movement since our founding in 1976. In our forty-plus years of practice, we've worked on iconic structures across the USA, including more than a dozen National Historic Landmarks and over 500 properties on the National Register of Historic Places.

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Materials Conservation

Materials Conservation is the largest conservation firm in the Philadelphia region. We employ a versatile group of conservators and craftspeople with decades of collective experience and knowledge. Our team is committed to innovation, collaboration, client satisfaction and excellence, coupled with a reverence for cultural heritage. Materials Conservation is a leader in best field practices, and is governed by the high standards of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic & Artistic Works (AIC). Our work has received numerous top level awards from preservation agencies in New York, Philadelphia and Virginia.

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Page & Turnbull

Page & Turnbull is a full-service architecture, design, planning, and preservation firm that transforms the built environment. Founded in 1973, our firm has offices in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Sacramento, bringing together architects, planners, architectural historians, and conservators to build new structures or imbue new life into existing structures by adapting them to meet contemporary needs.

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Powers & Company, Inc.

Powers & Company, Inc. is an award winning, national consulting firm that specializes in the preservation and rehabilitation of historic buildings. We serve a diverse client base of real estate developers, architects, contractors, government agencies, corporations and educational institutions. Common across all of our projects is the personalized service we provide and the ability to problem solve and craft practical solutions that are sensitive to both preservation and development issues.

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Denise Scott Brown

Architect, city planner and principal of Venturi Scott Brown Associates. First living woman to receive an AIA Gold Medal. (1931- )


AKA balances the space and comfort of a fully appointed luxury apartment with the style and hospitality of an intimate hotel. Designed for longer stays, AKA offers sophisticated hotel accommodations and spacious furnished residences with exceptional business, wellness, and lifestyle amenities in iconic neighborhoods. As leaders in long stay living, we have introduced our core residential philosophies to evolve the hotel category into a high-quality experience that is more livable. AKA accommodations reflect a tranquil and sophisticated design that strikes the perfect balance between the privacy and contentment of a residence and the hospitality, service, and style of an intimate hotel, so it has touches of residential living.

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Arts + Business Council for Greater Philadelphia

We support a stronger creative economy in Philadelphia. Arts, culture and the creative economy contribute to Philadelphia’s vibrancy and livability. They also generate more than $4 billion in economic activity and more than 50,000 jobs. The Arts + Business Council is dedicated to ensuring the success of Philadelphia’s creative economy through leadership development programs, events and volunteer opportunities that help make the sector more productive, impactful and inclusive.

Barbara Campagna

BAC/A+P is an architectural firm rooted in the belief that historic preservation values equal the best of green building practices. Our firm’s work demonstrates that the artistic, scientific and cultural aspects of remaking and greening historic and existing buildings are crucial to a sustainable future.

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David Fixler Architecture Planning Preservation

In over 30 years of practice, I have concentrated on working with all manner of historic resources, with particular emphasis on properties of the Modern Movement and the recent past. Preservation is what I term the creative management of change. Every intervention into an historic structure forever alters its original character – however subtly – and becomes both a baseline and a touchstone for future interpretation and development. Intelligent change builds on intelligence, and research and assessment are critical first steps to gaining an understanding of any property in order to make the most informed, nuanced rehabilitation decisions. From this foundation a dialogue emerges that weaves interventions into the original fabric in the manner most appropriate to the scope, program and nature of the resource.

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Pittsburgh Modern Committee

The Pittsburgh Modern Committee of Preservation Pittsburgh celebrates and explores the region's 20th-century modern and postmodern architecture and design as groundwork for preservation.

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Richard Grubb & Associates

Richard Grubb & Associates, Inc. (RGA) was established in 1988 as a full-service cultural resource management firm, having since grown to become one of the largest, independent archaeological and historic preservation consulting companies in the Eastern United States. RGA’s goal is to assist public and private clients through the process of complying with federal, state, county, and municipal cultural resource and historic preservation regulations. RGA has a multi-disciplinary staff of cultural resource professionals that meet or exceed the Secretary of Interior’s Qualifications Standards (36CFR61) for archaeology, architectural history, and history.

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Studio TKM

For more than thirty years, the conservators of Studio TKM Associates have provided conservation services for institutions that lack conservation facilities of their own or that seek additional specialization, including museums, libraries, archives, historical societies, private and public agencies in North America, Europe and Asia, as well as galleries and individuals. We specialize in the conservation of fine art (old and modern master drawings, paintings and graphics), decorative and historic works (architectural drawings and prints, maps and globes, historic wallpaper and murals, documents, artifacts, ephemera and parchment), and Asian paintings and prints on paper and silk.

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VSBA Architects & Planners

VSBA Architects & Planners is the next generation of Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates. We carry on their tradition of creating memorable places -- from cultural institutions and health care facilities to buildings and plans for top-tier universities. Our services extend from planning and programming through design and construction. VSBA’s work is imaginative but disciplined, innovative and fun. Each of our designs is different, distinctly shaped by our client’s philosophy, their program, the site, and the broader context. Our clients include the University of Pennsylvania, Princeton University, the Curtis Institute of Music, Harvard University, Haverford College, Wellesley College, the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, the Allentown Art Museum, Storm King Art Center, the City of Philadelphia, and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

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Wharton Esherick Museum

The Wharton Esherick Museum is the home and studio of famed American artist Wharton Esherick, located atop Valley Forge Mountain in Chester County, Pennsylvania. It is our mission to preserve, maintain, and exhibit the artistic creations of the late Wharton Esherick so that the general public may gain enjoyment, education, and inspiration from Esherick’s life work. We seek to act dynamically; connecting contemporary audiences to Esherick’s legacy and brilliant creations through diverse public programs and community partnerships.

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Partner Organizations

Chestnut Hill Conservancy

Chestnut Hill, located in the northwestern corner of Philadelphia, is one of the region’s most beautiful and architecturally distinguished communities. The Chestnut Hill Conservancy (CH Conservancy), founded in 1967, ensures that this heritage continues to thrive. The CH Conservancy is an educational center and advocate for the architecture, open space, and social history of Chestnut Hill and surrounding communities. Through programs and the Archives (with over 21,000 photographs, maps, records, and more), the CH Conservancy is dedicated to preserving and interpreting the Chestnut Hill area’s heritage. An innovative easement program preserves open space and historic facades in partnership with the Friends of the Wissahickon. Advocacy for preservation of historic buildings is initiated by the CH Conservancy and supported by our Resource Center, which directly advises homeowners on their care of their property, from maintenance to restoration to adaptive reuse.

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Knoll uses modern design to connect people to their work, their lives, their world. Since 1938, Knoll has been recognized internationally for creating workplace and residential furnishings that inspire, evolve, and endure. Today, our commitment to modern design, our understanding of the nature of work, and our dedication to sustainable design have yielded a unique portfolio of thoughtful products that respond and adapt to changing needs.

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Preservation Alliance of Greater Philadelphia

The mission of the Preservation Alliance is to actively promote the appreciation, protection, and appropriate use and development of the Philadelphia region’s historic buildings, communities and landscapes. The Philadelphia region is rich in historic places. It is also home to countless people and organizations dedicated to the care and stewardship of our immense cultural and architectural heritage.  The Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia is a membership-based, not-for-profit advocacy organization that shines a spotlight on the places that make the Philadelphia region special and gives a voice and a toolbox to those who care deeply about protecting them for the future.  Through educational outreach, planning efforts, and direct advocacy, the Preservation Alliance is the region’s principal public champion of our historic built environment.

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