Celebrating the Best of Modernism


Docomomo US Staff


Newsletter, Modernism in America
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On Friday, October 6th, Docomomo US and a diverse group of professionals passionate about architecture and design came together to celebrate the Modernism in America Awards.


The event celebrated exceptional preservation efforts by nine winning projects and touched on the importance of passionate owners and clients dedicated to finding sensitive solutions; the role advocacy plays for future campaigns even when a building is lost; and put a spotlight on significant works of regional architects and designers.


As modern architecture continues to age and face threats of demolition or insensitive restoration, the Modernism in America Awards seeks to recognize that modern architecture and design can be preserved in a meaningful and productive way that enhances the presence and value of it in its respective communities. 


All photographs taken by Andrew Lee Imaging

View more award images in the slideshow below:

Thank you to all who made the event possible.

Thank you to the 2017 jury, our partners at Design Within Reach and Dwell, to this year’s program sponsors, to everyone who joined us and to our members and supporters who continue to support excellence in preservation.  




k YODER design

Mills + Schnoering Architects

Prudon & Partners


Barry and Judith Solar

MacDonald & Mack Architects

Sara Caples and Everardo Jefferson

Late Modernist

Brent R. Harris

Brenda Levin

D'juro Villaran-Rokovich

James Polshek

Media Partner




Stay tuned! The 2018 Modernism in America Awards program will be open and accepting submissions at the end of the year. For more information about the awards program click HERE.