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2018 Tour Day Planning Meeting, Aug. 15

Please join us for our third Tour Day Planning meeting, where we will review our route for Tour Day and divide into sub-committees. The annual nationwide Docomomo US Tour Day will take place October 13th this year. This year’s theme is Public Spaces – Inside and Out, and here in D.C., Tour Day will focus on Pennsylvania Avenue, Pershing Park, and Freedom Plaza. Past Docomomo DC Tour Day events have included tours of Brutalist buildings in Northwest DC (2017), Modernist architecture of Montgomery County (2016), the Watergate complex (2015), and Southwest DC (2014). When: Wednesday, Aug.15, 6:30pm Where: Quinn Evans Architects, 2121 Ward Pl NW, Washington, DC 20037 If you would like to help pl

Pennsylvania to Pershing: Modern Public Spaces in DC

Pennsylvania Avenue is often referred to as America’s Main Street, connecting the U.S. Capitol with the White House, yet its neighboring Pershing Park is an oft-overlooked Modern gem. On Tour Day, Oct. 13, 2018 Docomomo DC will explore the evolution of Pennsylvania Avenue from the L’Enfant Plan, to the 20th century work of the Pennsylvania Avenue Development Corporation, to the current studies of the Pennsylvania Avenue Executive Committee. The tour will also focus on two adjacent Modern landscapes conceived and constructed at the same time: Pershing Park and Freedom Plaza. Pershing Park was designed by M. Paul Friedberg + Partners with a central sunken plaza, waterfall, and amphitheater-sty

New Book Explores the Career of U.S. Tax Court Architect Victor Lundy

In October 2018, Princeton Architectural Press will release Victor Lundy: Artist Architect, edited by Donna Kacmar. This will be the first book-length monograph on Victor Lundy (b. 1923), an important, but perhaps under-appreciated, modern architect. The book will feature original drawings, sketches, and paintings, many of which will be published for the first time. The release of the book is an opportunity to look at what is perhaps Lundy’s best-known work and his only project in Washington, D.C. – the U.S. Tax Court. Completed in 1974, the U.S. Tax Court Building is a work of distilled form and structural innovation. The building, located at 400 2nd Street Northwest, is set back at the end

Docomomo US Partners with Exhibit Columbus for National Symposium, Sept. 26-29

Docomomo US will hold its 2018 National Symposium from September 26 to 29 in Columbus, Ind. This year's Symposium theme is "Design, Community, and Progressive Preservation," and the event—which will be collaboratively hosted by Exhibit Columbus with the Indiana and Kentucky chapters of the AIA, and the Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields—will feature four days of tours through some of Columbus's architectural treasures as well as panels with noted architects. As an additional highlight, the symposium will include a screening of the documentary “Eero Saarinen: The Architect Who Saw the Future,” followed by a Q&A with Eric Saarinen, the filmmaker and son of Eero Saarinen. Discounted regist

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