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Intelsat to be Repurposed as School

Plans are afoot to transform the former Intelsat headquarters, the futuristic aluminum and glass building at 4000 Connecticut Ave. NW, into the first in a chain of global, private schools, a move that demonstrates the lasting value of good, sustainable design. Former Intelsat headquarter. Source: wikimedia commons. The complex was designed by Australian modern architect John Andrews in 1980 and constructed in two phases between 1982 and 1988 as the headquarters for the International Telecommunications Satellite Organization (Intelsat). The design merged modern principals, high-tech architecture, and energy efficiency into a building dubbed the "Space Age crystal palace," composed of interloc

Join Docomomo DC for Zachary Schrag's Metro Lecture at the West End Library

Docomomo DC will host a lecture by author Zachary M. Schrag at the new West End Library on April 3. Schrag will deliver a talk based loosely around his book, The Great Society Subway: A History of the Washington Metro, (The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006), which is the definitive accounting of the capital region mass transit system. The venue for the lecture, the West End Library, arrives as part of a savvy, multifaceted development strategy that leveraged public-private partnerships to produce new municipal assets and affordable housing supported by luxury condominiums. With design from TEN Arquitectos and local firm WDG Architecture, the West End Library occupies a double-height spac

Docomomo US 2018 National Symposium in Columbus, Ind.

Docomomo US is collaborating with Exhibit Columbus to host the 2018 National Symposium, Design, Community, and Progressive Preservation. The event will take place September 26 through 29 in Columbus, Indiana, a mecca of modern architecture. The symposium will feature four days of engaging programming, exclusive tours, evening keynote conversations with visionary leaders, and the American Institute of Architects’ Trade Show showcasing an array of new and innovative building products and services. Check out the Docomomo US announcement for more information. Registration details will be announced in late spring. First Christian Church in Columbus, Indiana designed by Eliel Saarinen. Source: Ha

'Montgomery Modern' Talk at the Chevy Chase Historical Society

Board Member and architectural historian Clare Lise Kelly is giving a lecture entitled, "Montgomery Modern: The Spirit of Post-War Architecture," at the Chevy Chase Historical Society. Clare's talk will be based on her book, Montgomery Modern: Modern Architecture in Montgomery County, Maryland, 1930-1979, a comprehensive guide to the history of modern architecture in Montgomery County, MD. When: Sunday, March 18, 2018 - 4:00pm Where: Chevy Chase Historical Society Cost: Free! No reservation required Check out the event announcement for more details.

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