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Tour Day 2017

Docomomo DC hosted Rediscovering Brutalism, a lecture and tour highlighting the unique brutalist architectural heritage of Washington, D.C., as part of this year’s annual, nationwide Docomomo Tour Day. ​ Brutalism is an architectural style everyone loves to hate, but it marks an important period in the history of design and in the architectural legacy of Washington, D.C. Recent demolitions of brutalist buildings in the city have shown that now is the time to reevaluate and celebrate this architecture. ​ Rediscovering Brutalism began with a lecture by architectural historian Michael Kubo on the evolution of brutalist design and its development within Washington, D.C. Kubo is an assistant prof

Montgomery Modern Bus Tour: Cohen, Haft & Associates

Docomomo DC is excited partner with Montgomery Modern for their annual tour on Sunday, October 8. The tour will explore the Montgomery County work of Cohen, Haft & Associates, a leading modernist architecture firm distinguished for contemporary designs integrated with natural often rugged settings. The tour takes us to The Hilltop and Potowmack Preserve and concludes at the Charles E. Smith Service Center campus, which includes the Bender JCC of Greater Washington, Jewish Social Services Agency and Hebrew Home for the Aged, all designed by Cohen, Haft & Associates. Bus pickup/drop-off and closing reception will be at the Bender JCC (6125 Montrose Road, Rockville, MD). This tour is present

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