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News July 2017

The Albright-Knox Gallery in Buffalo, NY, is the rare institution to have an exceptional Beaux-Arts main building and an equally exceptional Modern addition. The former was designed by local architect E.B. Green and completed in 1905. The latter was by another homegrown talent, Gordon Bunshaft, in 1962. ... MORE

DOCOMOMO NY/Tri-state has teamed up with the real estate blog, Curbed.com, to identify stellar examples of the city’s Modern Movement architecture. The first installment, in what will be a four-part series, spotlights the 15 most iconic Modern sites in Manhattan. Can you guess which those are? ... MORE

DOCOMOMO US has announced the nine winners of its fourth annual Modernism in America Awards. The chosen projects represent the best of preservation practices, be they returning sites to viability, documentation or advocacy. The awardees exemplify the diversity of Modern buildings and sites—both the iconic and the regionally significant—and the increasing importance of regional forces and development. Two projects from the NY/Tri-State region were recognized: Bell Works, the former Bell Laboratories in Holmdel, NJ, of which DOCOMOMO NY/Tri-State has been a strong advocate and watchdog, received the Commercial Design Award of Excellence and the Yale Center for British Art in New Haven, CT, received the Civic/Institutional Design Award of Excellence. ... MORE