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The DOCOMOMO US National Symposium is the primary event in the U.S. for professionals to discuss and share efforts to preserve Modern architecture and meet leading practitioners and industry professionals. The 2018 symposium will take place September 26-29 in Columbus, IN, and feature engaging programming, exclusive tours, evening keynote conversations with visionary leaders, and the American Institute of Architects’ Trade Show. DOCOMOMO US and Exhibit Columbus (an annual exploration of art, architecture, design, and community) are collaborating on this year’s theme which will explore how investing in good design can make communities better for everyone and how new approaches to preservation are positively incorporating our Modern heritage into the future of cities. Keynote speakers and registration details will be announced in late spring.... MORE

At its March 8 meeting, the Buffalo Preservation Board recommended two Frank Lloyd Wright homes for local landmark designation, over objections of the owners who expressed concern about increased publicity. The William R. Heath House and the Walter V. Davidson House are both early Wright works in the Prairie style. Heath and Davidson worked at the Larkin Soap Company and were associates of Darwin Martin, who introduced them to Wright. ... MORE