Recent Opportunities

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  • Architecture Inside Out: Artist Talk with Tom Rossiter

    Chicago | Dates: 21 – 21 Sep, 2017
    Architecture Inside Out
    September 8, 2017–January 8, 2018
    Primitive Showroom & Gallery
    130 N Jefferson Street 

    Seeing the outside and inside of a building at the same time. Change over time. A life project. Architect and photographer Tom Rossiter, FAIA, will discuss his work at an exhibit of these special photographs at Primitive Showroom and Gallery. 

    Join us for the following events at the gallery: 

    Opening Reception
    Friday, September 8 | 5:00–8:00 PM

    Artist Talk
    Thursday, September 21 | 6:00–7:00 PM
    RSVP here—space is limited! 
  • International Symposium - Standard Architecture: From Jean-Nicolas-Louis Durand to BIM

    Frankfurt | Dates: 20 – 22 Oct, 2017

    International Symposium
    Standard Architecture
    From Jean-Nicolas-Louis Durand to BIM
    20 - 22 October 2017
    Deutsches Architekturmuseum Frankfurt am Main

    Standardization has played a key role in architecture and construction since the Enlightenment. It accelerates building production, reduces costs, and assures quality control, at least in theory. The classical modernists of the 20th century treated standardization and normalization as engines of social and technical progress. Even though concepts for mandatory, form-giving standards--like those proposed by Ernst Neufert--never established themselves, there are more standards today than ever before. Despite appeals to cultural specificity, standards shape processes and products all around the world through the digitization and rationalization of cognitive processes. With the introduction of BIM (Building Information Modeling), these processes are becoming increasingly relevant. At the same time, catastrophes like the Grenfell Tower fire in London or the collapse of the Savar building in Bangladesh are drastic examples of the failure of standards as a result of neoliberal policies. In the scope of the three-day conference at the Deutsches Architekturmuseum, more than 30 international experts from a wide range of disciplines debate the cultures of standardisation from 1800 up to the present, focusing on the standardisation of design processes, construction processes and building components and their effects on architecture.

    Speakers will include:

    Georg Augustin (Augustin und Frank Architekten Berlin) Manfred Grohmann (Bollinger + Grohmann, Frankfurt Main),  Alexander Klose (Author/ Container Researcher); Markus Krajewski (Universität Basel Professor für Medienwissenschaft), Antoine Picon (Harvard University, GSD, Director of Research), Alexander Rieck (Lava Architects), Monika -Thomas (Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conversation, Building and Nuclear Safety), Nader Vossoughian (New York Institute of Technology, School of Architecture and Design), Georg Vrachliotis (KIT-Karlsruhe, Professur für Architekturtheorie), Matthias Witte (DIN-Normen-ausschuss Bauwesen)

    Detailled program at http://www.uni-kassel.de/go/standard

    Standardized Design Processes

    Modernity has given rise to processes that rationalize, systematize, and accelerate the designing of buildings. More structures need to be built more quickly all the time. Designs are often executed by unskilled or semi-skilled workers. Buildings are being erected in disparate places around the world through the use of identical specifications. To make all this possible, design tools have been created that enable people to generate and implement a great number of design-related tasks simultaneously. Today, Building Information Modeling Systems (BIM) use standardized forms of information to automate planning and design and to supplement human with artificial forms of intelligence.  

    Standardized Building Elements 

    Ernst Neufert tried to standardize architecture at all scales, from the very small to the very big. Adopting paper formats as his model, he sought to systematize building components using (among other means) his octametric system of dimensional coordination. This project reached its climax in the 1970s, but lost a good deal of its currency in the years thereafter. Today, there are more standards than ever--and they often operate on a national and international level--but their influence on form-making has proven harder to trace. It goes without saying that they continue to shape the design of spaces that have a great number of technical needs and requirements (kitchens and offices, for example), as well as temporary buildings and storage facilities (containers and container ports, for example). 

    Standardized Building Processes

    While knowledge rested squarely with the individual producer in premodern societies, it can be said that it is anchored today in objectified rules and specifications, many of which are sanctioned by liability concerns and multi-national contractual agreements. Arguably, standardization ensures that products that are manufactured by different companies are in fact compatible. This is important where the manufacturing of building components is concerned.  According to some, however, it can also stifle innovation and compromise the exercise of know-how and common sense.  

    Drawing on the results of the symposium, ARCH+ will publish a special issue dedicated to the topic.

    Supported by Forschungsinitiative Zukunft Bau - BBSR/  BMUB (Bundesinstitut für Bau-, Stadt- und Raumforschung / Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz, Bau und Reaktorsicherheit), Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft DFG, Wüstenrot Stiftung and Pfeiffer Stiftung

    Organized by the Department of Architectural Theory and Design, Prof. Philipp Oswalt, University of Kassel

  • 2017 Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Preservation Awards

    Chicago | Dates: 16 Sep, 2017

    Landmarks Illinois will honor this year's nine award-winning historic preservation projects at our Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Preservation Award Ceremony Saturday, September 16. The event includes a panel discussion with public officials representing our award-winning preservation projects, an awards ceremony and a reception with all award recipients. The celebration is an inspiring evening that celebrates Illinois' historic treasures while inspiring others to take action to preserve, protect and promote historic resources.

    Location: VenueSIX10, 610 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago

    Time: 5-6 p.m.: Award Winner Panel Discussion; 6:30-9:30 p.m.: Award Ceremony and Cocktail Reception
  • The Architecture of Glessner House

    Chicago | Dates: 16 – 16 Sep, 2017

    Saturday September 16, 2017
    10:00am - 12:00pm

    $25.00 per person
    $20.00 for members with coupon code

    Glessner House Museum
    1800 S. Prairie Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60616

    These exclusive tours, back by popular demand, will explore the significant architecture of Glessner House. Controversial at the time of its completion in 1887, it foreshadowed the development of modern residential architecture, and architect H. H. Richardson had a profound impact on architects to follow, including Louis Sullivan and Frank Lloyd Wright. This special two-hour tour will focus on the architecture from basement to attic. Attendees will see areas not included on public tours as well as objects rarely shown, including Richardson's original sketch. 

    Tours held the third Saturday of each month through December.

    Pre-paid tickets required.
  • The Chicago "L" - Chicago's Biggest "Mover and Shaker"

    Chicago | Dates: 21 – 21 Sep, 2017

    Thursday September 21, 2017
    7:00pm

    $10.00 per person
    $  8.00 for members with coupon code

    Glessner House Museum
    1800 S. Prairie Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60616

    Discover the Chicago “L” in all its grit and glory with Greg Borzo, author of The Chicago “L.”  The “L” has been running 24/7 for 125 years and its ridership continues to increase. See how it came to be and how it changed the region.  This PowerPoint presentation portrays the growth and development of Chicago’s most enduring icon.  Lavishly illustrated with more than 100 images and a couple of popular movie clips, Borzo’s rich historical presentation will inform and entertain. Travel through time. Mass transit never looked so good! 

    Copies of Borzo’s book will be available for purchase and signing.

  • The Power of Place: Preserving the Legacies of African American Settlements

    Washington | Dates: 20 – 20 Sep, 2017

    The Mellon Initiative in Urban Landscape Studies at Dumbarton Oaks is pleased to present an event jointly sponsored with the Smithsonian’s Anacostia Community Museum (ACM).

    Landscape architect and National Humanities Medalist Everett Fly joins Alcione Amos, curator at the Anacostia Community Museum, for a discussion of the importance of preserving historic African American settlements. Focusing on Barry Farm, a community created in southeast Washington, DC, by the Freedmen’s Bureau after the Civil War, they ask why some settlements are preserved while others are not, and what the ramifications of this difference are for contemporary African American communities.

    Programs in urban landscape studies at Dumbarton Oaks are supported by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation through their initiative in “Architecture, Urbanism, and the Humanities,” intended to foster the joint contributions that the humanities and the design and planning disciplines may make to understanding the processes and effects of burgeoning urbanization.

    September 20, 2017, 6:00 - 7:30 pm
    Anacostia Community Museum
    1901 Fort Place SE
    Washington, DC
    No RSVP required.
    Mention "Dumbarton Oaks" when you arrive.
  • Thinking Into The Future: Designing With Light

    Chicago | Dates: 01 – 01 Oct, 2017
    The role of light in architecture has a long history. Light is a defining element in the creation of the built environment. A dynamic and ephemeral tool, it shapes the experience of architectural space like no other factor. Designing with Light explores how practitioners, historic and contemporary, have used light in architecture. Author and historian Mark Hertzberg will consider Frank Lloyd Wright’s masterful use of glass and natural light at the SC Johnson Administration Building. Hervé Descottes, co-founder of the lighting design firm L’Observatoire International, New York City will discuss the importance of lighting in the public realm. Kulapat Yantrasast, founding partner and creative director at the Los Angeles-based design firm wHY, will share his experiences with light in designing museums and art galleries.

    Following an illustrated presentation by each speaker, participants will be joined by the Trust’s curator, David Bagnall, for a panel discussion and audience questions.

    Free, registration required.
  • Evidence and Narrative in Architectural History

    Chicago | Dates: 16 – 16 Sep, 2017
    This panel at the Chicago Architecture Biennial brings together speakers who will introduce methodological questions in writing architectural history. The topics include the role of visual evidence, legal evidence, narrative structure, and counter-narratives in the history of architecture. Speakers include: Claire Zimmerman, University of Michigan; Michael Osman, UCLA; Daniel Abramson, Boston University; Zeynep Celik Alexander, University of Toronto; Timothy Hyde, MIT

    This event is organized by the Aggregate Architectural History Collaborative, a group dedicated to advancing research and education in the history and theory of architecture. We generate, work-shop, present, and publish innovative scholarship from multidisciplinary perspectives. We are particularly interested in work that foregrounds the multiple ways in which one can understand architecture’s relationship to the world. The event is also supported by the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Michigan.

    Fee and open to the public. Sept. 16, 2017; 10 a.m. - noon; room 327, 37 S. Wabash Ave. (Sharp Building, SAIC), Chicago, Ill.

    For more information, please visit www.we-aggregate.org or http://chicagoarchitecturebiennial.org/calendar/evidence-and-narrative-in-architectural-history/
  • Fabrications: Atmosphere Symposium

    Winnipeg | Dates: 07 Sep – 01 Nov, 2017
    Now accepting paper and installation proposals to the 10th annual Atmosphere Symposium on Fabrications. Abstract Deadline: November 1, 2017.

    This Fabrications symposium encompasses manifold concerns beyond the digital:
    complexities of urban and social fabrics; intricacies of environmental skins; potentials of building sites and workshops; as well as the stories and arguments through which we craft shared understandings of our fabricated world.
  • CFP: Digital Heritage in Iberian Context: Between Practice and Critical Thinking

    Lisbon | Dates: 07 – 15 Sep, 2017
    Considering that digital technology is increasingly advancing and at the centre of daily life; taking into account that the former is adopting a prominent role in the study, preservation and divulging of Cultural Heritage to a wide-ranging audience; given the multitude of innovations that arise in digital technology almost daily; noting the limited application of digital heritage resources in Portugal, in contrast to what takes place outside our borders, in particular in Spain, we invite Iberian specialists to examine and discuss the relationship between these two seemingly different and distant universes, i. e. cultural heritage and digital technology. What is Digital Heritage, how to shape it, where to apply it, its purpose, whom it serves and who decides, that is what we will discuss during the working sessions of this International Conference.

    TOPICS

    Digital Heritage: theoretical context and historiographic perspectives.
    The impact of the digital on archaeology and history: research policies and professional practices.
    Digital Heritage: potentialities and challenges in the areas of education and tourism.
    The place of the museum and the archive in the digital era: digital repositories, museum installations, virtual recreations/representations (3D, augmented reality, mixed reality);
    Digital heritage and the knowledge city.

    Official languages: Portuguese, English and Spanish.

    Official languages: Portuguese, English and Spanish

    Abstract: 350 words

    keywords: 4

    Short CV: 300 words

    Name and affiliation

    PDF format

    Length of presentations: 15 min.

    IMPORTANT DATES

    Abstract submission: 15th September 2017

    Notification of acceptance: 30th September 2017

    Register: from 15th October 2017

    Organizers:

    Secção de Arqueologia da Sociedade de Geografia de Lisboa (Archaeological Studies Sector of the Geographical Society of Lisbon)

    Secção de Estudos do Património da Sociedade de Geografia de Lisboa (Heritage Studies Sector of the Geographical Society of Lisbon)

    CHAIA – Centre for Art History and Artistic Research, University of Évora
  • Europe’s Own Islamic Architecture: Heritage, Contestation, and Necessity

    Dates: 07 – 30 Sep, 2017
    In 2009, a majority of the Swiss electorate voted against the construction of minarets on Swiss mosques – implying an acceptance of new mosques and by extension, of Muslims; but denying the buildings (and by extension, their users) their most distinctive and most visible trait. Germany’s right-wing Alternative for Germany party, meanwhile, has made it an on-going agenda to halt any new mosque construction altogether. In parts of Spain and Catalonia, despite high proportions of Muslim migrants and generally peaceable Christian-Muslim relations, conflicts over proposed mosques have erupted as well. At the same time, Palermo’s Norman-Arab architecture is consistently preserved as a marker of Sicily’s Muslim past; Córdoba’s La Mezquita Mosque is part of a UNESCO World Heritage Historic Center site and as such, garners high numbers of appreciative visitors; and Islamic architecture throughout the Balkans, extensive and varied as it is, remains beloved and in some cases, recently restored. Are mosques (the quintessential and most necessary Islamic structures) signs of danger, of possible radicalization within otherwise placid and overwhelmingly Christian cityscapes? Are they indications of distant and long-ago settled conflicts, reassuringly resolved in the course of the Crusades, their architectural traces neutralized into heritage or converted into sites of other worship?

    We will take as our premise that increasing numbers of mosques in Europe are inevitable, and that they present opportunities for meaningful design and simultaneous urban and social integration and differentiation. With that in mind, we invite papers addressing histories of European Islamic architecture, principally (although not exclusively) dating to the late 19th century and imperialism’s return of ‘the colonized’ to ‘the metropole’, as well as prospects for developing and future Islamic architecture in Europe. How will such projects be negotiated, locally and nationally? What architectural forms will they adopt: variations on historic Moorish, Arab, or Ottoman models? Or the currently more common Saudi model, often financed by a Gulf State? Will local syncretisms play a design role? How will funding and oversight shape individual projects? Our ultimate goal is to initiate an overdue, overarching discussion of the place of Islam in the built environment of Europe, today and in the future.

    Abstracts of no more than 300 words should be submitted by 30 September 2017, to Mia Fuller (miafuller@gmail.com or miafull@berkeley.edu). Please include your name, affiliation, title of paper, a C.V. of no more than five pages, home and work addresses, e-mail address, and telephone numbers. You will be notified of your proposal's acceptance or rejection no later than 31 October 2017.
  • LITERATURE, ARCHITECTURE AND URBAN SPACE '18 / II. International Conference on Literature, Architecture and Urban Space

    Istanbul | Dates: 09 – 10 Mar, 2018
    All papers will be published in proceedings e-book as DVD (with an ISBN number) and then in DAKAM's online library. A selection will be made in the relevant DAKAM journal that will be reviewed by Thomson&Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index
  • HOUSE & HOME '18 / II. International Interdisciplinary Architecture and Urban Studies Conference

    Istanbul | Dates: 09 – 10 Mar, 2018
    All papers will be published in proceedings e-book as DVD (with an ISBN number) and then in DAKAM's online library. A selection will be made in the relevant DAKAM journal that will be reviewed by Thomson&Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index
  • A City Seen: Todd Webb's Postwar New York, 1945-1960

    New York | Dates: 31 Aug – 04 Sep, 2017

    A photographer's exploration of New York City in the years following World War II.

    A City Seen: Todd Webb’s Postwar New York, 1945-1960 examines New York through the eyes—and lens—of photographer Todd Webb. Featuring more than 100 images, accompanied by entries from Webb’s own journal, the exhibition highlights Todd Webb’s personal exploration of the city that enthralled him while providing an expansive document of New York in the years following World War II.

    As a newly discharged Navy veteran, Webb (1905-2000) moved to New York in 1945 to dedicate a year to photographing the city. Armed with a large format camera and tripod, he worked relentlessly and the year turned into several decades. Webb’s images captured the city’s contrasts—from Midtown’s skyscrapers to the Lower East Side’s tenements, from high-powered businessmen in the Financial District to the remnants of old ethnic enclaves in Lower Manhattan. A City Seen includes his investigations of these neighborhoods, as well as Harlem near 125th Street and Third Avenue Elevated, which would be decommissioned in the 1950s. Also featured are portraits by Webb of members of his intimate circle of friends, including Alfred Stieglitz, Harry Callahan, Berenice Abbott, Helen Levitt, and Lisette Model. This is the first major museum exhibition of Webb’s work since the Museum of the City of New York first exhibited his early images in 1946.

  • Third Coast Atlas: Prelude to a Plan

    Chicago | Dates: 27 – 27 Sep, 2017

    Join the Graham Foundation for a panel discussion and reception to celebrate the launch of Third Coast Atlas: Prelude to a Plan. This recent grantee publication describes the conditions for urbanization across the Great Lakes region and assembles a multi-layered, empirical description of urbanization processes within the drainage basins of the five Great Lakes and the Saint Lawrence River. This thick description encompasses a range of representational forms including maps, plans, diagrams, timelines, and photographs, as well as speculative design research projects and critical texts. Postponing diagnosis, let alone treatment of these conditions, Third Coast Atlas aspires to simply describe. It proposes a new geographic gestalt for urban analysis. Superimposed upon the North American continent, and with easily recognizable yet divergent political and geological borders, this megaregion traverses portions of eight U.S. states and two Canadian provinces, as well as the world’s largest collection of surficial fresh water. Third Coast Atlas characterizes the littoral edge as a distinct field of urbanization, and constructs a reading of the region both specific and speculative.

    Daniel Ibañez is a practicing architect and urbanist, and founder and co-director of the design firm Margen-Lab. He is currently an instructor and doctor of design candidate at the Harvard GSD, editor of New Geographies, and researcher at the Urban Theory Lab. Ibañez’s research critically seeks to frame the design disciplines in relation to broader socio-ecological interdependencies through cross disciplinary research on the field of urban metabolism. Daniel is editor several book publications, including New Geographies, no. 6: Grounding Metabolism (HUP, 2014) and the Wood Urbanism: From Molecular to Territorial (forthcoming Actar, 2017). Also, since 2015, Daniel is editor at urbanNext.

    Clare Lyster is an Irish architect, educator, and writer based in Chicago, Illinois, where she is associate professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Architecture. She is principal of CLUAA, a research-based design office in Chicago operating at the intersection of architecture, landscape, and planning. In addition to her design practice, Lyster writes about architecture and urbanism from the perspective of contemporary theories in landscape, infrastructure, and globalization. She is author of Learning from Logistics: How Networks Change Cities (Birkhauser, 2016); co-editor of 306090_09, Regarding Public Space (PA Press, 2005); and Envisioning the Bloomingdale, (Chicago Architecture Club,2009). She is the 2017 Gillmor Lecturer at the University of Calgary.

    Charles Waldheim is a Canadian-American architect and urbanist based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Waldheim’s research examines the relationships between landscape, ecology, and contemporary urbanism. He is author, editor, and co-editor of numerous books on these subjects, and his writing has been published and translated internationally. Waldheim is John E. Irving Professor of Landscape Architecture at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design where he directs the school’s Office for Urbanization. Waldheim is recipient of the Rome Prize Fellowship from the American Academy in Rome; the Visiting Scholar Research Fellowship at the Study Centre of the Canadian Centre for Architecture; and the Sanders Fellowship at the University of Michigan.

    Mason White is a Canadian-American architect and urbanist based in Toronto, Ontario. White is founding partner of Lateral Office, a Toronto-based experimental design practice that operates at the intersection of architecture, landscape, and urbanism. In addition to his practice, White is associate professor at the Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design at the University of Toronto. He is recipient of the Emerging Voices and Young Architects Prize from the Architectural League of New York; the Wheelwright Fellowship from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design; the Friedman Visiting Professorship at the University of California, Berkeley; and the Lefevre Fellowship at The Ohio State University. White is co-editor of Bracket, vol. 1 and co-editor of Pamphlet Architecture, no. 30: Coupling—Strategies for Infrastructural Opportunism.

    Related Graham Foundation supported projects:

    2015 Publication Grant to Daniel Ibañez, Clare Lyster, Charles Waldheim, and Mason White for Third Coast Atlas: Prelude to a Plan of The Great Lakes Region

  • Graham Foundation 2018 Grants to Individuals

    Dates: 31 Aug – 15 Sep, 2017
    Since 1956, the Graham Foundation has provided direct funding to individuals for projects that foster the development and exchange of diverse and challenging ideas about architecture and its role in the arts, culture, and society. 
     
    As one of the few funders of individuals in the field of architecture, the foundation's grants provide important support for the work of emerging and established architects, scholars, writers, artists, designers, curators, filmmakers, and other individuals.
     
    To apply for an individual grant, applicants must submit an Inquiry Form—the first of a two-stage application process. The online Inquiry Form is currently available on our website.  
     
    Inquiry Form deadline: September 15, 2017
    Invitation to advance to the second stage: after December 15, 2017
    Grant decision notification: April 2018
    Earliest start-date for a funded project: June 1, 2018
     
    For more information about the Graham's grants and to learn if your project is eligible for funding, please see our grant guidelines. You may also see funded grantee projects here.

  • Architecture of the other 99%? – Power, Economy, and the Dilemma of History

    Denver | Dates: 31 Aug – 20 Sep, 2017
    Session at the 106th ACSA Annual Meeting "The Ethical Imperative", Denver, CO, March 15 - 17 2018

    Submission of full papers: http://www.acsa-arch.org/programs-events/conferences/annual-meeting/106th-annual-meeting/call-for-papers

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    »Architects have always served the interests of the ruling classes.« – »Architecture is the most public of all the arts, a manifestation of the collective.«

    The history of architecture speaks volumes about this dialectic: on the one hand architecture is a practice that is driven by the need for access to vast amounts of capital, labor, material and other resources, and hence, has always been in close relationship to the dominant social powers and their interests for representation and cultural hegemony. On the other hand, the relationship between architects and power varies between servitude and emancipation, between cynical realism and ideals of public stewardship, critique or even counter-culture. This dialectic is especially urgent for a growing human population of the 21st century faced with the legacy of modernity, which had once promised participation for all with regards to power, economy, culture, and the city.

    Nevertheless, the discourse of architecture tends to side with the elite: no matter if one opens books for teaching architectural history, looks at professional awards, architectural exhibitions, trade magazines, and the public media coverage, or if one analyzes the precedent studies in design studios and offices. Architects, educators and students refer mostly to the canonic pieces of the past or to the exclusive and extravagant projects of a globalized media economy of today. And if in the 1960s and 70s Tafuri imagined a critical role of history and theory distinguished from a necessarily collaborative practice, even this section of academia offers little resistance today: despite the curricular changes over the last decades that questioned “the canon” and introduced a global perspective, the main narratives continue to focus on the palaces of the kings (rarely queens), the churches and temples, the representative structures of the state and of large corporations, or the villae of the most affluent.

    By translocating the provocative motto of the occupy movement into the field of architecture, this session asks for reflections about the charged relationship between architecture, power, and economy. What are the strategies and tactics to evade the repetition of the socio-economic status quo? How can architecture become empowering and liberating for diverse constituencies, especially the ones so far deprived of design services? What is the role of architectural history, which seems more often than not to narrate a “winners’ story”? What about histories of alternative practices and critical modes of spatial agency?

    This session welcomes presentations that address the difficult relationship between architecture and power theoretically (problems of historiography) and empirically (case studies of alternative spatial practices) in order to scrutinize the hegemonic economic regimes at work. Both approaches shall contribute to the question of how to imagine, design and reflect upon an architecture of the other 99%.
  • 2017 Modernism in America Awards Ceremony

    New York | Dates: 06 – 06 Oct, 2017
    Docomomo US is pleased to announce nine winners of the 2017 Modernism in America Awards program. These exemplary projects represent the highest level of preservation efforts and the growing trend to not only preserve but to document and share those findings with the public.

    The Modernism in America Awards program seeks to acknowledge the substantial economic and cultural impact such projects had and continue to have on our local communities and to set a standard for how preserving modern architecture can be accomplished. Through the awards program, Docomomo US seeks to bring attention to the many successful local, regional and national projects and thereby elevate an appreciation for the value of modern architecture to our cultural and architectural history.

    You are cordially invited to:

    Celebrate the best of modernsim 

    Honoring Bell Works, Yale Center for British Art, Bubeshko Apartments, Heroic, Save the Reactor and more.

    Friday October 6, 2017

    6:30 PM
    Cocktail Reception 6:30–7:30 PM 
    Award Presentation 7:30–8:30 PM

    Design Within Reach Studio

    957 Third Avenue (at E 57th St)
    New York City

  • Call for Articles: Corporate Modernism

    Dates: 31 Aug – 06 Sep, 2017
    Docomomo US accepts article submissions on a wide range of issues concerning modernism. Full submissions are required 15 days prior to publication. Additional details including submission guidelines are available upon request.

    Upcoming Theme
    Corporate Modernism | September  21

    Those interested in submitting an article should send a brief description including images, drawings, etc to info(AT)docomomo-us.org.
  • CASVA A. W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, 2018-2020

    Washington | Dates: 31 Aug – 15 Oct, 2017

    During the first year, in addition to research and writing for publication, the A. W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow will design and direct an intensive week-long seminar for the predoctoral fellows at the Center, focusing on a topic related to the applicant's field of interest and with a special emphasis on methodological issues. In the second academic year, while continuing research and writing in residence, the Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow will be expected to teach one course (advanced undergraduate or graduate) by arrangement at a neighboring university, and direct a week-long seminar for the predoctoral fellows. One award will be made.

    Applications will be considered for research in the history, theory, and criticism of the visual arts of any time period or culture. For appointment to the A. W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in 2018-2020, the Center encourages applications in the fields of the visual arts and culture of African Americans, Africa, and the African daspora. Applicants for 2018-2020 must have received the PhD degree between October 1, 2012, and October 1, 2017. Applications must be submitted by October 15, 2017.

    Senior, visiting senior, and postdoctoral fellowships are awarded without regard to the age or nationality of applicants. Applications are reviewed by an external selection committee coposed of scholars in the history of art and related disciplines. Outside readers may assist in the evaluation of proposals.

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