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News March 2014

Two preservation projects in our region receive national recognition

March 19, 2014

Our hats are off to two projects in our region that received recognition in the inaugural Modernism in America Awards program, organized by DOCOMOMO US. The Louis Kahn’s Trenton Bath House and Day Camp Pavilions (1954-1957) in Trenton, NJ, and John Johansen’s Stillman 1 and Huvelle Houses (1953) in Litchfield, CT, both received a Design Citation of Merit, which “recognizes informed, thoughtful and creative design efforts to preserve, restore or adapt a modern building, structure or landscape of local, regional or national significance, securing its presence for future generations.”

An independent jury lead by James Polshek judged submissions for two of the three categories—Design and Survey—while the advocacy prize was chosen by the DOCOMOMO US Board of Directors. In all eight award winners were selected. The award recipients were recognized at the annual DOCOMOMO US symposium, which took place in Houston this past week.

Read about the other winners here.

Top: Trenton Bath House prior to restoration, photo by John Arbuckle. Bottom: Huvelle House in October 2013, photo by Kmsena