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TOUR MEXICO_Felix Candela
by info, posted on Thursday, September 24, 2009
TOUR USA WA_Bellevue's Gene Zema Johnson/Anderson House
by info, posted on Thursday, October 1, 2009
Dallas Architecture Forum announces new season, opens Oct. 1
by info, posted on Tuesday, September 8, 2009

The Dallas Architecture Forum is pleased to announce its 14th season.  One film, six lectures plus three special lectures in collaboration with the opening of the Dallas Center for Performing Arts, two symposia, its 365 Modern Home Reception series, an engaging Panel Series focused on issues impacting Dallas, and special members’ only events will make up the season.

The Preservationist's Eye: Esthetics in Reuse and Conservation of the Historic Built Environment
by info, posted on Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Call for papers Mexico 2010: deadline extended
by info, posted on Thursday, February 18, 2010


11th International Docomomo Conference
Living in the Urban Modernity
Mexico City, August 19-27, 2010


Robin Hood Gardens: Re-Visions
by info, posted on Thursday, February 18, 2010


As a part of the debate regarding the potential demolition of Robin Hood Gardens (1968–72) and the denial of listing by English Heritage, the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) is presenting an exhibition that shows this emblematic housing estate, its place in London’s cultural and urban landscape and the way of life inside its walls.

Is Marcel Breuer’s American Embassy in the Netherlands up for the Challenge of Change?
by info, posted on Thursday, February 18, 2010

Docomomo Netherlands hosted a playful debate concerning the possible future of Marcel Breuer’s American Embassy in The Hague. Charlotte Van Emstede kindly agreed to write a little review about the problems that this important building is facing, regarding a possible change of use. 

Florida - Rudolph's Riverview High School Demolished
by info, posted on Thursday, February 18, 2010

    Docomomo US is sad to report the loss of Paul Rudolph's 1958 Riverview High School in Sarasota, Florida.  Rudolph's first public building in Florida, the school district owned site was leveled on June 13th despite the vocal opposition of architects and preservation organizations.  For the complete article from Joyce Owens click here.  Additional images can be found here.

Julius Shulman, Photographer of Modernist California Architecture, Dies at 98
by jon buono, posted on Friday, July 17, 2009

Julius Shulman, a renowned architecture photographer who depicted modern houses as the ultimate expressions of modern living and helped idealize the California lifestyle in the postwar years, died Wednesday at his home in Los Angeles. He was 98.

Call for papers: 15th International Conference of Architectural Museums
by jon buono, posted on Tuesday, July 7, 2009
“Modern Homes Survey: New Canaan Connecticut” now online
by jon buono, posted on Tuesday, July 7, 2009
DOCOMOMO US SPRING/09 Newsletter: Tour Day Available Now!
by info, posted on Thursday, February 18, 2010





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Editor's Note: Correction, the article on Pei Cobb Freed's Silver Towers was Authored by Andrew Berman.

11th International DOCOMOMO Conference, Mexico City 2010
by info, posted on Sunday, April 18, 2010

  11th International

Call for Papers! Planned Conservation of XXth Century Architectural Heritage
by info, posted on Thursday, May 14, 2009

International Conference
Planned Conservation of XXth Century Architectural Heritage:
A Review of Policies and Practices

Como, Italy
October 30-31, 2009

Abstracts are to be sent to <> before June 1st, 2009


SAVE THE DATE 10.10.09 North America Tour Day!
by info, posted on Thursday, February 18, 2010


DOCOMOMO US Annual Tour Day is expanding to include Canada and Mexico!
Building on the success of past modern architecture tours in 23 cities throughout the nation, DOCOMOMO US will include Mexico (Mexico City) and Canada (Montreal, Toronto, Halifax, Fredericton, St. John's, Peterborough, Quebec City) in Tour Day 2009
  Please check back for added cities and tours!


AIA Roots of Modernisim - May 28-31 | Boston
by info, posted on Friday, May 8, 2009

Spring Conference: Roots of Modernism
Boston, MA | May 28 - 31, 2009

Fondation Le Corbusier: Grant for Young Researcher
by jon buono, posted on Tuesday, March 10, 2009

For the coming academic year 2009–10, the Fondation Le Corbusier will attribute one grant to a young researcher wishing to devote his/her studies to Le Corbusier’s work.

DOCOMOMO US Receives AIA Institute Honors for Collaborative Achievement
by info, posted on Friday, February 6, 2009

For immediate release:
New York, NY. – February 5, 2009 –

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has selected DOCOMOMO US as recipient of the 2009 Institute Honors for Collaborative Achievement.  The award, to be presented at the 2009 AIA National Convention and Design Exposition in San Francisco, recognizes and encourages distinguished achievements of allied professionals, clients, organizations, architect teams, knowledge communities, and others who have had a beneficial influence on or advanced the architectural profession.

Richards and Goddard Laboratories building named a National Historic Landmark
by jon buono, posted on Sunday, February 15, 2009

The Alfred Newton Richards Medical Research Laboratory and the adjacent David Goddard Laboratories were designated a National Historic Landmark by then U.S. Secretary of the Interior John Kempthorne. The building is one of nine new landmarks Kempthorne added to a list of fewer than 2,500 buildings nationwide bearing the same designation.

AVAIABLE NOW Conference Proceedings, New York, 2004 and Dossier 8 Preserving Post War Heritage
by info, posted on Wednesday, May 13, 2009


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