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The historic Ford Foundation headquarters, designed by Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo and Associates and completed in 1968 was honored with an AIA COTE® Top Ten award this year following its two-year renovation, redesign and overall transformation into the Ford Foundation Center for Social Justice. The 2020 COTE® Top Ten program highlights projects across the country that meet the AIA Committee on the Environment's rigorous criteria for social, economic, and ecological value. ... MORE

Ford Foundation for Social Justice. Photo: © Garrett Rowland

The recently launched Bard Graduate Center Gallery’s Eileen Gray exhibition gives viewers the opportunity to virtually explore different aspects of Gray’s career, from her celebrated projects to many lesser-known and recently rediscovered pieces on display for the first time. Excerpts from Bard Graduate Center’s symposium Eileen Gray: New Research and Methodologies are also available to view.... MORE

Eileen Gray, Bedroom/Boudoir for Monte Carlo, exhibited at the Salon de Société des Artistes Décorative, Paris, 1923. Archives Galerie Gilled Peyroulet, Paris. Image: Bard Graduate Center.

Docomomo US invites individuals to put their own photographic imprint on modern sites through the I Spy Modernism Architectural Photography Competition. Entries will be accepted from Tuesday May 19, 2020 to Wednesday July 1, 2020.... MORE

Case Study House No. 22 (the Stahl House), photographed by Julius Shulman. The Getty Research Institute, 2004.R.10. © J. Paul Getty Trust

Vitra presents “Chair Times,” a free documentary on the multi-faceted world of chairs by Heinz Bütler. The film features many people whose vocations involve design and who are experts in the field. Guiding viewers through this expansive history of chairs is Rolf Fehlbaum, Chairman Emeritus of Vitra.... MORE

Photo courtesy of Vitra.com.

In a mid-century world way before Instagram, people kept up with the latest buildings primarily through architecture magazines. Although a few titles like Architectural Record are still going, there were many exceptional publications that in their heyday from 1945 to the early 1990s reached millions of readers across the US and the world. The April 22 USModernist® Radio podcast features John Morris Dixon, FAIA, the last editor of one of those great magazines, Progressive Architecture, and long-time DOCOMOMO US/New York Tri-State board member. ... MORE

USModernist® is the country’s largest open digital archive of documentation on modern movement houses and their architects. Its resources include architect bios, galleries of houses designed by featured architects, 2.8 million scanned pages from the major US architecture magazines and a growing library of interviews in podcast format.... MORE