11 Projects Win Modernism in America Award

Eleven buildings have been announced as winners of Docomomo US' 2015 Modernism in America Awards (#ModernismAwards), of which includes the Frederick Dunn-designed Lewis and Clark Branch Library that is currently scheduled to be demolished. Each awarded project is "emblematic of the work going on all over the country and represent buildings and building typologies of postwar society in the United States." It is hoped that these awards will shed light on the importance of preserving modern architecture. Take a look at the winners, after the break.

Awards of Excellence

TWA Flight Center at JFK International Airport (New York) / Eero Saarinen

Ingalls Hockey Rink Restoration and Expansion (Connecticut) / Eero Saarinen

© Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo and Associates, LLC

Palm Springs Art Museum (California) 

© David Glomb

Olan G. & Aida T. Hafley House (California)

© Johnellisphoto.com, 2014

Survey of Modern Architecture in New Haven (Connecticut)

Courtesy of Docomomo US

Save the Dome: Public Education Effort for the Harris County Domed Stadium (the Astrodome) (Houston)

© National Trust for Historic Preservation

Citations of Merit

Cummins Irwin Conference Center & Office Building (Indiana) / Eero Saarinen

© Hadley Fruits, 2014

Opa – Locka Airport Hangar 102 (Florida) 

© Robin Hill

National Gallery of Art East Building Exterior Stone Repair (Washington D.C.)

© National Gallery of Art

McGregor Reflecting Pool (Michigan)

© James Haefner Photography, Troy, Michigan

Lewis and Clark Branch Library (Missouri) / Frederick Dunn

© Lindsey Derrington, 2014

"The Modernism in America Awards is the only national program that celebrates the people and projects working to preserve, restore and rehabilitate our modern heritage sensitively and productively. The program seeks to advance those preservation efforts; to increase appreciation for the period and to raise awareness of the on-going threats against modern architecture and design," says Docomomo US.

"The awards acknowledge the substantial contribution preservation in general and the postwar heritage in particular makes to the economic and cultural life of our cities and towns and their respective communities. The awards also set a standard as to what can be accomplished with the productive preservation of these projects."

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Cite: Karissa Rosenfield. "11 Projects Win Modernism in America Award" 29 Apr 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/625530/11-projects-win-modernism-in-america-award> ISSN 0719-8884

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