Events November 2021


Modernism in America Awards in NYC

November 11, 2021

Docomomo US is pleased to announce the 15 recipients of the 2021 Modernism in America Awards. Join in person November 11 to recognize projects highlighting the best in preservation practice by today’s architects, designers, preservation professionals, and grassroots advocates. This year’s 15 awards recognize model preservation efforts that elevate original design intent while adapting to current day needs, inventory and survey projects that synthesize large swaths of information into digestible content, and critical advocacy initiatives that put public input and education at the forefront.

Now in its eighth year, the Modernism in America Awards, under the guidance of its distinguished jury members led by jury chair Marcel Quimby, FAIA, uplifts projects that represent the best of modern preservation and advocacy work. This year there are two winners in the tri-state region. The jury awarded a Design Citation of Merit for the NYPL Macomb’s Bridge Library at Harlem River Houses and an Inventory/Survey Citation of Merit for The Architecture of James H. Johnson. Read more about them in this news post.

Speaking on the projects recognized and the impact of the Awards program, Docomomo US President Theodore Prudon noted, “Docomomo US continues to acknowledge the depth and diversity of projects developed in the United States during the mid-twentieth century. This year’s preservation efforts highlight the exceptional amount of care, research and time that owners, architects and teams put into unique projects with challenging designs.” Docomomo US Executive Director Liz Waytkus added, “once again, advocacy efforts over time continue to have a positive and meaningful impact on preservation projects. There is no greater change than in Boston where two of the most misunderstood and complex projects, City Hall and the Government Center, are now being celebrated and re-envisioned with plans in hand.”

Read about all 15 award winners.

Awards event
Thursday November 11, 6:30 – 9:00pm
Design Within Reach
New York City
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