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Queens Modern, the digital archive covering more than 500 midcentury buildings and sites designed by local practitioners in the borough, was expanded in December 2018 with a comprehensive new component—Queens Modern: The Architects. This second phase adds research on more than two dozen firms working in Queens and the surrounding region during the midcentury decades. ... MORE

Bay Terrace Jewish Center, Arthur Silver, 1963

Florence Knoll Bassett died on January 25 in Coral Gables, FL. As one of the most influential designers of postwar American offices, Knoll Bassett helped shape, style, and streamline corporate spaces for generations of workers in the US and around the world. In 1961, she became the first woman to receive the AIA Gold Medal for Industrial Design and she received the 2002 National Medal of Arts. Her designs continue to be found not only in offices and homes but in the collections of major museums worldwide.... MORE

Florence Knoll via Knoll, Inc.