Organized in 2019, the Colorado Chapter is excited to be the newest Regional Chapter of Docomomo US. Given the abundance of modern buildings in Colorado, the Chapter encompasses the entire state, with members all along the Front Range and Western Slope. Across the state are icons of modern design, from the nationally recognized to the hidden regional master’s gems. Among these icons is NCAR Mesa Laboratory and USAFA Cadet Chapel to the lesser known Aspen Center for Physics, Mile High Center, and the work of Colorado’s own regional masters Eugene Sternberg, Charles Sink, Charles Deaton, Charles Haertling, Victor Hornbein and many others.
Unfortunately, in Colorado’s rapid growth over the last several decades, especially in the last several years, much of the state’s Modernist fabric has come under attack, including master works by I.M. Pei, Harry Weese, Victor Lundy, Dan Kiley and Garrett Eckbo. Today, modern buildings across the state are threaten with similar fates.
It is this constant threat that highlights the importance of our mission to move modern forward. The Colorado Chapter will advocate for these sites, protect and preserve what we can save, document what we cannot, and engage and educate our communities.
We will move Modern forward.
Docomomo US/Colorado Board:
Josh Robinson, President
Charles Russell, Vice President
Kimberly Bauer, Treasurer
Atom Stevens, Secretary
Docomomo US welcomes the development of new chapters. We are currently working with individuals in New Mexico, Tennessee, South Carolina, and Ohio, amongst others, to start local chapters. If you are interested in getting involved with one of the current efforts or would like to start a Docomomo chapter in your own region, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.