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Paul Rudolph Foundation to host Library of Congress Symposium, Oct. 26

The Paul Rudolph Foundation and the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division will host an all-day symposium in honor of Paul Rudolph’s centennial on Oct. 26. The Library of Congress is home to Paul Rudolph's archive of more than 100,000 items, and a small selection of drawings and artifacts from his collection will be on display in the Library of Congress Jefferson Building until Nov. 5. Rudolph would have celebrated his 100th birthday on Oct. 23, 2018; he died on Aug. 8, 1997. His large-scale perspective renderings are renowned by architects and students worldwide for their breathtaking scale and detail. The archival holdings of the Library of Congress include his hand-drawn rend

Thank You for Making Tour Day a Success

2018 Tour Day Pennsylvania to Pershing: Modern Public Spaces in DC As part of Docomomo US’s annual Tour Day on Oct. 13, 2018, Docomomo DC hosted a walking tour focusing on the design evolution of America’s Main Street, Pennsylvania Avenue. Docomomo DC would like to thank its generous sponsors for making this event possible: AIA|DC; Association for Preservation Technology, Washington, D.C. Chapter; Beyer Blinder Belle; DC Preservation League; Grunley; and Quinn Evans Architects. Most importantly, thank you for attending. If you enjoyed what we do, please consider becoming a member of Docomomo DC. Opportunities to assist with other events will be forthcoming. ​ ​ Read more about Docomomo DC's

Historic Districts Panel at DC History Conference, Nov. 2

Historic Districts: Hidden Treasure or Hassle? Panel at DC History Conference The D.C. History Conference tackles issues of Mobility, Migration, and Movement in its 45th annual convening, which runs from Nov. 1-4. At one panel, Rebecca Miller, who is executive director of the D.C. Preservation League—a partner organization on this year's Tour Day—will discuss the creation of historic districts as a preservation tool. From the D.C. History Conference program: This panel explores the practice of creating historic districts to preserve and document neighborhood history, particularly during periods of neighborhood change. Moderated by Rebecca Miller (Executive Director, D.C. Preservation League)

Moyaone Talk, Tour, & Mixer, Oct. 20

Piscataway Park, located on the shores of the Potomac River in Maryland, is the first park in the nation to be established to protect an historic view: that of George Washington’s Mount Vernon home. Piscataway Park is also the site of the Moyaone Reserve, a community with the most eclectic mix of mid- century modern architecture in the Washington D.C. area. Join mid-century modern enthusiasts around the D.C. area for an exclusive afternoon of exploration and conversation as we offer discoveries about architectural design and historic and environmental conservation. WHAT: Talk + Tour + Mixer WHEN: Satruday, Oct. 20, 2018, 1:30—5:30PM 1:30—3:00PM – TALK – Experts discuss the history, setting a

AIA|DC Tour of Mid-century Modern House and Addition, Oct. 23

AIA|DC members are invited to join project architect Janet Bloomberg of KUBE Architecture on a tour of a just-completed addition to her mid-century modern home. Hear from the owner-designer, as well as suppliers and sub-contractors involved in the project, about challenges and solutions in the permitting, design, and construction process; how design and engineering issues were resolved; and the pleasures of living in, and adding onto, a Charles Goodman-designed home. Free for members. Learn more and register via AIA|DC. Date: Tuesday, October 23 2018 ​Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm ​Location: 3412 Highview Court, Silver Spring, MD, 20902 Organized by: AIA|DC CRAN Committee Pricing: Free for students, A

2018 Tour Day Leaders Announced

Buy tickets to Tour Day 2018. Docomomo DC is pleased to announce tour leaders for its annual Tour Day, which this year focuses on public spaces along Pennsylvania Avenue. Titled "Pennsylvania to Pershing: Modern Public Spaces in DC," the 2018 edition of the tour will be held on October 13 and led by Catherine Dewey, Charles Birnbaum, and Maureen Joseph. Catherine Dewey has been the Chief of Resource Management for the National Mall and Memorials Parks for four years. Prior to that she was the Architectural Conservator for the National Capital Region. She worked with a conservation firm and preservation architecture firm prior to joining the NPS. Her background is in historic preservation wit






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