The 2024 National Symposium is a joint partnership of Docomomo US and its Florida chapter, along with the University of Miami School of Architecture, Florida International University, Friends of the Miami Marine Stadium, Dade Heritage Trust, and the Historic Preservation Association of Coral Gables.  


The 2024 National Symposium in Miami and Coral Gables would not be possible without the generous support of the following partners and sponsors.



University of Miami School of Architecture

An intrinsic philosophy of U-SoA’s faculty is to build a better world. This is expressed in a design program that is idealistic and pragmatic, academic and practical, theoretical and actual. U-SoA trains visionary practitioners who pursue architecture as a combination of civic art and building science.

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Architecture Sarasota

Architecture Sarasota stewards the legacy of the Sarasota School of Architecture and provides a forum for the education, advocacy and celebration of good design in the global built environment.

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City of Miami Beach

World-famous Miami Beach welcomes millions of visitors each year to its white, sandy beaches, turquoise waters and vibrant cultural scene. Known for its colorful art deco and MiMo architecture, the 7.2-square-mile island offers some of the finest dining and hotel experiences anywhere along with a beautiful oceanfront promenade that connects South Beach to North Beach. Steps away from the Atlantic Ocean and Biscayne Bay, Miami Beach is also at the forefront of identifying workable solutions to meet the challenge of sea level rise.

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Dade Heritage Trust

Founded in 1972, Dade Heritage Trust is Miami-Dade County’s largest preservation organization. Our mission is to preserve Miami-Dade County’s architectural, environmental, and cultural heritage through preservation, education and advocacy efforts.


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Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau

The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau is the official, accredited destination sales and marketing organization for Greater Miami and Miami Beach. A global leisure and business destination that delivers culturally rich, diverse, and innovative experiences inspiring boundless passion in visitors and residents alike.

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Restore Miami Marine Stadium

Restore Miami Marine Stadium is an informal, not for profit advocacy group devoted to the restoration of Miami Marine Stadium. We have been working since January 2008 to bring the Stadium back to life as one of the greatest open air entertainment venues in the world.

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Glass Block

Sharon Cohen

The Driebeek Family

Hausman LLC

Hausman LLC increases its clients’ authority and raises their visibility in the AEC industry and beyond. Through strategic planning, brand positioning, compelling communications and public relations, Hausman ensures differentiation and connects top architecture, engineering, construction, and design-adjacent firms with their target audiences. Building relationships between AEC experts and the people who matter, Hausman guides its clients to articulate their values and achieve decisive, tactical growth in a competitive landscape.

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History Fort Lauderdale

History Fort Lauderdale, formerly Fort Lauderdale Historical Society, believes that a sense of history is fundamental to understanding human experience, and therefore, collects, preserves, and shares material from our community’s past, so present and future generations can comprehend more fully their predecessors, their community and themselves.

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KALAM’s background includes 35 years dedicated to the comprehensive rehabilitation, restoration and preservation of historical buildings. We have maintained as a primary objective the creation and continuous training of the best team of professionals, who have accumulated valuable experience through the work in the magnificent buildings that we have had the privilege to rehabilitate all around the world. A portfolio that includes more than 30 interventions on monuments and sites declared World Heritage Sites by UNESCO.

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Perkins & Will

Perkins and Will, an interdisciplinary, research-based architecture and design firm, was founded in 1935 on the belief that design has the power to transform lives. Guided by its core values—design excellence, diversity and inclusion, research, resilience, social purpose, sustainability, and well-being—the firm is committed to designing a better, more beautiful world. Fast Company named Perkins and Will one of the World’s Most Innovative Companies in Architecture, and industry rankings consistently place Perkins and Will among the world’s top design practices. With an international team of more than 2,700 professionals, the firm has over 20 studios worldwide, providing services in architecture, interior design, branded environments, urban design, and landscape architecture.

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RLA Conservation

We are a team of professionally trained conservators and artisans specializing in the care of sculpture, historic architecture, and artifacts. Trained in the U.S., Latin America, and Europe, we provide emergency response services, conditions assessments, stabilization, conservation, maintenance, repair, restoration and long-term management of cultural heritage objects and structures. We have particular expertise in modern and contemporary art, monumental outdoor sculpture, Twentieth century buildings, and Latin American art.

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Robert A.M. Stern Architects

Robert A.M. Stern Architects, LLP, is a 200-person firm of architects, interior designers, and supporting staff. Over its fifty-year history, the firm has established an international reputation as a leading design firm with wide experience in residential, commercial, and institutional work. As the firm’s practice has diversified, its geographical scope has widened to include projects in Europe, Asia, South America, and throughout the United States. The firm maintains an attention to detail and commitment to design quality which has earned international recognition, numerous awards and citations for design excellence, including National Honor Awards of the American Institute of Architects, and a lengthening list of repeat clients.

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Robin Hill Photography

Miami and New York based photographer Robin Hill straddles the boundaries between architecture, design, and fine art by using his medium of choice: photography. Architecture is the corner-stone of his work; perspectives colliding and geometries intersecting, light playing with shadow and whimsy dancing with rigor, a philosophy of action that has led him to work with many of the world's leading architects including Herzog and de Meuron, Zaha Hadid and Arquitectonica. His photographs have been exhibited at the Guggenheim Museum in New York and Bilbao and have graced the pages of leading design publications such as Vanity Fair, Wallpaper* and Architectural Digest

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We consider the overall impact on both South Florida’s built and unbuilt Environments. Our traditions of passive energy design, open-air environments and atmospheric transparency came from our research, and were adopted from our roots with prominent Miami Modern (MiMo) architect, Igor B. Polevitzky, FAIA. 

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Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates

Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates is a global firm of engineers, architects, and materials scientists committed to helping clients solve, repair, and avoid problems in the built world.

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Alayo Architects PC

Established in 1997, Alayo Architects is dedicated to providing innovative design solutions as well as managing a successful project deliveries. We develop the unique character of each project, respecting our cliente's image and aesthetic sensibilities.

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Architectural Resources Group

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

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Beyer Blinder Belle

Beyer Blinder Belle was founded in 1968, in the wake of the urban renewal movement in the United States, when the social fabric of cities, communities, and buildings was compromised by the prevailing attitudes about planning and architecture. We pioneered and defined a different approach to the design of the built environment that focused on architecture empowering people — their interaction with each other on streets and in neighborhoods, their pleasure in moving through the city, and their connections to the surrounding physical fabric.

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DPZ CoDesign

DPZ CoDesign has been a leader in the practice of planning and urban design for over 30 years. Our philosophy is the platform of New Urbanism, a movement promoting mixed-use, traditional neighborhood planning over the segregated-use suburban sprawl seen worldwide. Co-founders of the Congress for New Urbanism (CNU), DPZ’s principals have been longtime advocates of urban growth through compact, pedestrian-oriented, transit-friendly communities that continue to shape policy and have recently influenced new sustainability codes.

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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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Historic Preservation Association of Coral Gables

Established in 1991, HPACG marked its 30th anniversary in 2021. With a solid past and an eye to the future, the group continues its mission of promoting the importance of historic resources and their preservation. For its young age, HPACG has achieved outstanding success in historic preservation efforts. HPACG has effectively communicated the value of historic preservation to its membership, has exhibited leadership in issues of importance to historic preservation, and has established itself as one of the leaders in statewide preservation advocacy. In 2023, the City of Coral Gables presented the organization with a "Certificate of Recognition" during National Preservation Month.

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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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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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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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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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RJ Heisenbottle Architects

Established in 1987, R.J. Heisenbottle Architects (RJHA) is an architecture, planning, interior design and historic preservation firm located in Coral Gables, Florida. The principal of the firm, Richard J. Heisenbottle, FAIA, as well as key employees, have an impressive record of experience in a wide range of projects in both the public and private sectors. Today, the firm is a design leader in high quality, high profile, award-winning projects, with an emphasis on historic preservation, theatre arts, recreation centers, educational facilities, commercial buildings, multi-family residential and high-end residential projects. Throughout the years, RJHA has become well known for successful large-scale historic preservation and adaptive use projects. We see historic preservation as a viable tool for community revitalization. Our work exemplifies sustainability through our commitment to the conservation of existing cultural and historical resources.

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Sauter von Moos

Sauter von Moos is an architecture studio established in Basel by Florian Sauter and Charlotte von Moos, and as of late based in Miami. The studio engages in work on all scales, both in theory and practice.

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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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Barbara Yanni

City of Coral Gables

Co-sponsors: Mayor Vince Lago and Vice Mayor Rhonda Anderson

Officially incorporated in 1925, next year the City of Coral Gables will celebrate its Centennial as a “City Beautiful” and a "Garden City" with lush green avenues winding through a residential city, punctuated by civic landmarks with playful architecture. From Mediterranean to Modern, today more than 1,000 properties are on the Coral Gables Register of Historic Places. It also boasts a vibrant international community home to over 20 consulates and foreign government offices and more than 140 multinational corporations, and has forged relationships with several international sister cities. Coral Gables has been acknowledged as a “Tree City USA” by the Arbor Day Foundation for more than three decades.

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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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Fung Associates, Inc.

Fung Associates, Inc. (FAI) is an award winning design firm with projects encompassing architecture, master planning, interiors, sustainable design, and historic preservation. FAI is also a leader in the preservation, study, and treatment of Hawaii's wide range of architecture, particularly the mid-century Modern Movement.

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Grove Gables Experts

We are a multicultural real estate team that specializes in the Coconut Grove and Coral Gables markets. We speak four languages, have traveled extensively throughout the world, and have lived in various countries. Our expertise, our passion, and our hearts, however, are centered in Miami. 

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Paul Savidge and Dan Macey


RARAA offers maintenance, management, rental and architectural design services for real estate properties. We see the built environment as more than an asset and celebrate the many lives that properties take on over time as they age, interact with new users and new uses.

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Ricki Sablove

Ricki Sablove serves as secretary for Docomomo US/Greater Philadelphia.  A 1970 graduate of Rutgers, she received her doctorate from that institution in 2013. Prior to attending graduate school, she worked for Arch2 in Metuchen, NJ, researching, documenting, and photographing sites throughout the state. For the past nine years, she has been adjunct professor of Art History at Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ.