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Hollin Hills House Tour, April 28

The 2018 edition of the Hollin Hills House Tour will be held on April 28. The excursion, which is a self-guided walking tour, promises a look at the distinctive planned neighborhood of Hollin Hills and its collection of midcentury modern architecture. Hollin Hills is a historic district within Alexandria, Va., and comprises 483 houses–of which 458 were designed by renowned architect Charles Goodman–on a 326-acre plot developed by Robert Davenport. Hollin Hills was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2013. In its National Register Listing, Hollin Hills is praised for being emblematic of Goodman's contemporary architectural expression: "The pioneering modem design of standardi

35th Annual Modernism Show, April 28-29

The Art Deco Society of Washington (ADSW) is happy to announce its 35th annual Washington Modernism Show. The 2018 Washington Modernism Show will be held at the Dulles Expo Center on April 28-29. When: Saturday, April 28, 9am–6pm Sunday, April 29, 11am–5pm Where: Dulles Expo Center, 4320 Chantilly Shopping Center, Chantilly, Virginia 20151 More information for the Washington Modernism Show is available through the Art Deco Society of Washington's website and through ADSW's Facebook page.

Deadline for Docomomo US's Modernism in America Awards Approaching

There are just a few days left before EARLY REGISTRATION closes for the 2018 Modernism in America Awards. Do you know a person, firm, or project that is deserving of recognition for incredible work? Docomomo US is seeking nominations in residential and advocacy projects, but all projects are welcome. Now is the time to enter. * Early Registration ends Friday, Feb. 2, 2018 - Submission fee: $100 * All nominations are due by Friday, March 2, 2018 - Submission fee: $150 * The submission fee for Advocacy Submissions is waived Now in its fifth year, the Modernism in America Awards program will celebrate its winners in a ceremony set for Wednesday, June 20, 2018 in New York. The

Docomomo DC hosts Mod Mixer at the Watergate

Thank you to everyone who made it out for Docomomo DC's Mod Mixer at the Next Whisky Bar, situated within the historic Watergate Hotel–which, incidentally, was the focus of our 2015 Tour Day. We're thrilled to have had such wonderful mid-week turnout from those who appreciate mid-century modern architecture as well as folks who just like drinking in igloos. We'll be posting information about our next event soon, so please check back often!

Docomomo DC Lecture at NCPC

Docomomo DC board president Tom Jester and member Deane Madsen were invited to speak on the subject of Brutalism at the National Capital Planning Commission (NCPC) on January 11. As it happens, the NCPC's executive director, Marcel Acosta, attended our 2017 Tour Day, Rediscovering Brutalism. With so many of the buildings under his agency's purview relating to this period of Modernism, Acosta invited Docomomo DC to host a lecture on Brutalist architecture for the NCPC office. Following a brief introduction, Deane Madsen, who is founder of BrutalistDC and served as one of the tour leaders for the Rediscovering Brutalism Tour Day event, spoke about the origins of Brutalism before delving into m

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