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AIA New York: Archtober Building of the Day

October 10, 2020

Building of the Day is a virtual tour series organized by the AIA Center for Architecture. It is part of Archtober’s virtual Travel To series highlighting iconic architecture and historically significant sites across the United States. Join curators, preservationists, historians, and more as they bring these places and spaces alive. Here is a selection that intersects with Modern architecture:

Building of the Day: Don’t Call Me Ugly! Los Angeles
Tuesday October 13, 2020
Virtually tour of a selection of Downtown Los Angeles projects with LA Conservancy.

Building of the Day: Marcel Breuer Buildings at Bronx Community College
Friday October 16, 2020
John Arbuckle, DOCOMOMO US/New York Tri-State president, will lead a tour of Marcel Breuer’s designs at New York University’s “Uptown” campus in the Bronx, now Bronx Community College.

Building of the Day: Noguchi Museum Renovation
Monday October 19, 2020
Sage and Coombe worked with the Noguchi Museum in Long Island City, Queens, for more than a decade to renovate and modernize its historic building.

Building of the Day: Society of St. Paul Seminary
Friday October 23, 2020
This virtual talk by DOCOMOMO US/New York Tri-State board member Frampton Tolbert will explore the Society of St. Paul Seminary, an incredibly striking and unusual building in Queens, NY. Completed in 1969, the main building is a five-story Brutalist structure.

Building of the Day: Taliesin West
Tuesday October 27, 2020
Taliesin West was Frank Lloyd Wright’s beloved winter home and desert laboratory established in 1937. It is now a UNESCO World Heritage site and National Historic Landmark nestled in the desert foothills of Arizona. The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation will present this tour.

Photo: Courtesy of Society of St. Paul Seminary.