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2015 Modernism in America Awards feature three winners in the NY/Tri-State region

May 20, 2015

This year’s DOCOMOMO US Modernism in America award winners highlight the importance of such Modern typologies as transportation centers and sports arenas. Of the six Awards of Excellence, three went to projects in the NY/Tri-State region. These include two Saarinen buildings: the TWA Flight Center at JFK, restored by Beyer Blinder Belle (currently empty but a new proposal for reuse is being considered) and the Ingalls Hockey Rink at Yale University, with a restoration and expansion by Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo and Associates, a firm with close connections to Saarinen’s legacy. The third award in the NY/Tri-State area went to the Survey of Modern Architecture in New Haven completed by the New Haven Preservation Trust; a key aspect of the project was the user-friendly website designed by Blenderbox, making this wealth of information easily accessible for public use.

The Awards celebrate the documentation, preservation and re-use of Modern buildings, structures and landscapes built in the United States or on U.S. territory. The Awards recognize those building owners, design teams and preservation organizations that have made significant efforts to retain, restore and advocate for the aesthetic and cultural value of such places.

Read about all the winners of this year’s Modernism in America Awards.

South view of TWA Terminal at JFK International Airport. Credit: Port Authority of NY & NJ, Photo: John Bartelstone, 2015
Ingalls Hockey Rink, Yale University. Photo Credit: Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo and Associates, LLC
New Haven Modern Architecture website