Florida - Rudolph's Riverview High School Demolished

    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.

DOCOMOMO US Receives AIA Institute Honors for Collaborative Achievement

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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

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.

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