Docomomo US and Houston Mod team up to host second annual Docomomo US National Symposium.
2014 Docomomo US National Symposium: Modernism in Texas The second annual Docomomo US National Symposium will be held in Houston on March 13-15. This event, hosted by Docomomo US and Houston Mod, will bring together worldrenowned designers, scholars, students, and professionals for an exploration of current issues facing modern architecture and cultural heritage preservation. Exclusive tours and networking events will highlight exceptional examples of modernism in the greater Houston area as well as sites that may be endangered. the city’s modern landmarks include Mies van der Rohe’s Museum of Fine Arts, Gunnar Birkerts’ Contemporary Arts Museum, Ulrich Franzen’s Alley Theatre, and Philip Johnson’s University of St. Thomas, as well as more recent works by Renzo Piano, Raphael Moneo, Yoshio Taniguchi, and Thomas Phifer. There are also many fine examples of early residential modernism found throughout the city’s 20 protected districts. Docomomo US is the United States chapter of Docomomo International, a nonprofit dedicated to the documentation and conservation of buildings, sites, and neighborhoods of the modern movement. Houston Mod is a nonprofit dedicated to promoting knowledge and appreciation of modern architecture and design in Houston and Texas. For more information about the Docomomo US National Symposium, visit: www.docomomo-ussymposium.com.
AIA GRAPHIC COURTESY AIA. KENT R. HANCE CHAPEL PHOTO BY DROR BALDINGER, AIA. DOCOMOMO ARTWORK COURTESY DOCOMOMO US.
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