2016 Modernism in America Jury
The design and survey prize jury was chaired by Frederick A. Bland, FAIA, AICP. Mr. Bland has provided design leadership for more than 40 years on a wide range of projects both in the United States and abroad, including mixed-use, retail, residential, and cultural facilities. He joined Beyer Blinder Belle in 1972, became the first non-founding partner in 1978, and Managing Partner in 2004.
Renowned architects, authors, educators and speakers also on the jury included:
Joan Blumenfeld, FAIA, FIIDA, LEED, ID+C is a design principal and the firm-wide Design Director for Interiors for the firm Perkins+Will. Her work has been published in multiple publications and won over 60 design awards in the past few years alone.
Michelangelo Sabatino is an architect and historian whose research broadly addresses intersections between culture, technology, and design in the built environment. Sabatino is professor and director of the doctoral program at the Illinois Institute of Technology College of Architecture in Chicago.
Deborah Dietsch is an award-winning journalist who writes about architecture, art and design. She is frequent contributor to The Washington Post, Washington Business Journal, Home and Design magazine and other publications. Deborah was the editor-in-chief of Architecture magazine before working as the art and architecture critic for the South Florida Sun-Sentinel and The Washington Times.
Jack Pyburn, FAIA, partner of Lord Aeck Sargent and adjunct professor at Georgia Institute of Technology’s College of Architecture.
Theodore Prudon, FAIA, FAPT, FoIFI, BNADr is a leading expert on the preservation of modern architecture and a practicing architect in New York City and is the current President of Docomomo US.
The Docomomo US Modernism in America Advocacy Award was awarded by the Docomomo US Board of Directors. The Awards will be awarded on September 21, 2016 during a ceremony hosted by the 2016 Awards sponsor Design Within Reach in New York City.
The Modernism in America Awards is the only national program that celebrates the people and projects working to preserve, restore and rehabilitate our modern heritage sensitively and productively. The program seeks to advance those preservation efforts; to increase appreciation for the period and to raise awareness of the on-going threats against modern architecture and design.
The awards acknowledge the substantial contribution preservation in general and the postwar heritage in particular makes to the economic and cultural life of our cities and towns and their respective communities. The awards also set a standard as to what can be accomplished with the productive preservation of these projects.