The 2017 Docomomo US National Symposium was a collaboration of Docomomo US and Modern Phoenix in association with Modern Phoenix Week.

Our Partners

Docomomo US would like to thank the following partners, sponsors and friends who made the 2017 Symposium in Phoenix possible.

Shepley Bulfinch

Shepley Bulfinch is an international architecture, planning, and interior design firm with offices in Boston, Houston, and Phoenix. It is one of the oldest architecture firms in continuous practice in the United States and was recognized by The American Institute of Architects with its highest honor, the AIA Architecture Firm Award, in 1973. It is the successor firm to the architecture practice formed in Boston in 1874 by American architect Henry Hobson Richardson. Following Richardson's death in 1886, the firm existed as Shepley, Rutan and Coolidge through 1915, then became Coolidge and Shattuck from 1915 through 1924, Coolidge Shepley Bulfinch and Abbott from 1924 through 1952, and Shepley Bulfinch Richardson and Abbott from 1952. In 2009 Shepley Bulfinch acquired merzproject, a small design studio located in Phoenix, Arizona, that is now the firm's Phoenix office. In 2015, the firm acquired Bailey Architects of Houston as its third office.

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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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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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City of Phoenix

The Historic Preservation Office is located within the Planning and Development Department at the city of Phoenix. The office works to protect and enhance historic neighborhoods, buildings and sites in Phoenix. Staff work closely with the Historic Preservation Commission and preservation organizations to identify and designate eligible properties and districts for listing on the Phoenix Historic Property Register. Protection is provided to designated properties through city review and approval of exterior alterations to buildings and demolition requests. The office also administers the Historic Preservation Bond fund that supports a number of financial assistance programs for historic properties. Outreach efforts to promote protection of the city’s historic resources include such efforts as the publication: Midcentury Marvels: Commercial Architecture of Phoenix 1945-1975 available here.

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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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Martie Lieberman

Martie Lieberman is the recognized expert and top real estate professional (Premier Sotheby's International Realty) in Florida for contemporary, mid-century modern, and unique architectural gems. Martie proposed and co-chaired the landmark "American Legacy: The Sarasota School of Architecture Tour & Symposium" as president of the Fine Arts Society in 2001, and was Founder and served as co-chair of the Sarasota Architectural Foundation (SAF), which grew from this endeavor. Martie received the Florida AIA's coveted Bob Graham Award from for her efforts to promote and preserve good architure and design. Click to see examples of Florida's unique architectural gems - Enjoy!

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The Velocity Group at Keller Williams Sonoran Living

Residential Real Estate Group in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area, Focused on Architectural Properties.

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Prosoco is a national manufacturer of products for cleaning, protecting and maintaining concrete; making building envelopes air- and water-tight; and cleaning, protecting and restoring new and existing masonry buildings. We strive to provide innovative products and services that improve the appearance and performance of our built environment.

Since its founding in 1939, the company has excelled at the innovation and development of superior products and services for the construction industry.

The United States Capitol Building, Grand Central Station, the World Trade Plaza, the Smithsonian Institute, Jacobs Field. . . PROSOCO products are a part of constructing, restoring, and preserving our present and our past.

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Arcosanti is an urban laboratory focused on innovative design, community, and environmental accountability. Our goal is to actively pursue lean alternatives to urban sprawl based on Paolo Soleri's theory of compact city design, Arcology (architecture + ecology). Built by over 7,000 volunteers since the commencement of the project in 1970, Arcosanti provides various mixed-use buildings and public spaces where people live, work, visit, and participate in educational and cultural programs.

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Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation

Ask the average citizen to name a famous American architect and you can bet that their answer will be Frank Lloyd Wright. Wright gained such cultural primacy for good reason: he changed the way we build and live. The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation seeks to inspire the world through beautiful spaces that are thoughtfully designed and experienced by preserving Taliesin and Taliesin West for future generations and inspiring society through an understanding and experience of Frank Lloyd Wright’s ideas, architecture, and design.

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Phoenix College

Selected by the Wrigley Mansion Club for a prestigious restoration project, the Phoenix College Interior Design Program has earned national recognition. The home furnishings industry is a multi-billion dollar market where interior design skills can often be employed in many design-related positions. The degree and certificates available through the Interior Design program provide a well-rounded curriculum that prepares students for career paths related to making interior spaces functional, safe, and beautiful.

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Postwar Architecture Task Force

The Postwar Architecture Task Force of Greater Phoenix promotes, protects and preserves our midcentury architectural heritage for the enjoyment of future generations. The all-volunteer Task Force is comprised of cultural leaders, historic preservation professionals, educators, architects, journalists, realtors, civic leaders and activists. We partner with civic, cultural, educational and preservation-minded organizations on both a local and national level to further research, publishing, events, tours, activism, outreach and policy reform on midcentury architectural topics. We promote the economic, civic, cultural, historical and ecological benefits of preserving the midcentury heritage of Greater Phoenix.

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Upward Projects

Upward Projects creates inspired restaurants that are connected to the communities they serve. Beginning 15 years ago with the Valley’s original local WineCafe, Postino Arcadia, owners Craig & Kris DeMarco and Lauren & Wyatt Bailey built a foundation on historically relevant buildings integral to the neighborhoods that surround. Hallmarks include pairing delicious food with local ingredients, boutique beverage programs and a warm, friendly culture that brings everyone together.

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Vintage Partners

Vintage Partners is a commercial real estate development and investment company that has a reputation for doing development better. We look for the opportunities others don’t want to take on, the opportunities that force us to utilize our experience and creativity. Our ability execute on time and on budget, while yielding win/win solutions for multiple stakeholders, is the heart and soul of Vintage Partners.

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