Announcing the travel grant recipients for the 2019 National Symposium


Michele Racioppi


Docomomo US staff


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This year, two travel grants were made available to students and emerging professionals with an interest in studying the Modern Movement to attend the 2019 National Symposium in Hawaii. We are pleased to announce the recipients of this year's awards are Jeremy Ebersole and Elizabeth Munyan.

Docomomo US/NOCA Travel Grant Recipient

The Docomomo US Northern California (NOCA) chapter is pleased to announce Elizabeth Munyan as the recipient of the 2019 Travel Grant for Students & Emerging Professionals.

Elizabeth is originally from Richmond, Virginia. Before moving to Northern California, Elizabeth’s preservation experience was primarily in small towns in the Southeast. She received her BA in History and Anthropology from Guilford College and a Masters Degree in Urban and Environmental Planning with a Certificate in Historic Preservation from the University of Virginia.

Elizabeth relocated from Virginia to San Francisco in 2018 for an internship with the City and County of San Francisco’s Planning Department working with the Historic Preservation Team and she has recently accepted a permanent position with the City to work on the Historic Resources Survey Program. In this role, she will continue to further the efforts of San Francisco’s Citywide Survey.

As the 2019 Travel Grant recipient, Elizabeth will receive a $1000 grant to participate in the Docomomo US 2019 National Symposium in Honolulu, Hawaii. The grant will cover related expenses, including registration fees, travel, and lodging expenses during the Symposium.

“Attending this year's National Symposium will allow me to connect with experts in the field who are at the forefront of the preservation field. I am looking forward to broadening my knowledge of and appreciation for the Modern Era within the framework of Hawaii’s unique context,” said Elizabeth. “I am sure that this year’s symposium will give me the tools to more proactively identify, assess, and document the built environment in our recent past.”

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Mills+Schnoering Sponsored Student Opportunity

Mills+Schnoering Architects, LLC, in partnership with Docomomo US, is pleased to announce Jeremy Ebersole as the recipient of the 2019 Sponsored Student Opportunity.

Jeremy is currently a student in the College of Design at the University of Oregon - Portland, seeking an MS in Historic Preservation. His experience in heritage conservation includes communications work for the National Park Service's National Heritage Areas Program in Philadelphia and the Essex National Heritage Area in Salem, Mass and serving as an Interpretive Ranger at Mojave National Preserve. He is the Vice President of the Society for Commercial Archeology, a national nonprofit that advocates for the preservation of America’s 20th Century commercial architecture, and also participates in the Oregon chapter of Docomomo US.

He is passionate about promoting understanding and appreciation of places from the recent past, and has been able to gain experience in this area through projects and coursework such as helping produce a preservation plan for John Yeon's Watzek House and his current focus, creating awareness of Beaverton, Oregon's mid-century buildings through photography. (If you’d also like to help save Beaverton's midcentury architecture, sign the petition to Save the Peaks - a commercial building currently threatened with demolition). This summer, he is interning with the Oregon State Historic Preservation Office, where he is working on a Reconnaissance Level Survey of commercial buildings in Lincoln City and a case study highlighting what's possible when a town takes advantage of the breadth of preservation resources available to them (in this case Independence, OR). 

As the 2019 Student Sponsorship recipient, Jeremy’s symposium and tour registration will be covered by Mills+Schnoering Architects, LLC.

“I’ve been a vocal advocate for recent past resources for many years, but my focus as a student is on building the professional toolkit and network necessary to foster transformative widespread appreciation for these oft-misunderstood treasures,” Jeremy said. “The learning and connection opportunities at the Docomomo National Symposium will prove invaluable.”