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PBS Documentary Highlights Howard Architect Paul Revere Williams

PBS has shared a documentary on Paul Revere Williams, the pioneering African American architect, in honor of Black History Month. Called "Hollywood's Architect: The Paul R. Williams Story," the documentary, which was produced by KCET and PBS SoCal, highlights his work in the greater Los Angeles region. Washingtonians may be more familiar with his frequent collaborations with Hilyard Robinson for the Howard University campus, several of which were featured as part of Docomomo DC's 2019 Tour Day: Howard Modern. streams online for free at PBS

Docomomo DC Report from January Hirshhorn Section 106 Meeting

The Smithsonian Institution (SI) has continued to move forward with its planned revitalization of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. The projects include a redesign of the sculpture garden and extensive repairs to the museum envelope including the replacement of all the precast panels on the building’s exterior. Docomomo DC and Docomomo US have been participating as a consulting party in the Section 106 review process for both projects. Docomomo attended a public consulting party review of new wall mock-ups for the garden in September 2019, a private consulting party meeting for the envelope repair project in Oct 2019 and a public consulting party meeting for the envelope repair pr






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