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May 13, 2014
From Richard Neutra's drive-in church in Orange County to Louis Kahn's New Jersey bathing pavilion, the winners of Docomomo's Modernism in America Awards—which celebrate the documentation, preservation, and re-use of modern structures in the U.S.—make up the ultimate modernist road trip.
furnace creek visitor center facade

Design Award of Excellence: Furnace Creek Visitor Center at Death Valley National Park

Original Architects: Cecil Doty, National Park Service; Welton Becket & Associates, San Francisco, CA

Restoration Team: National Park Service, Denver Service Center (Project Manager/Property Owner); Architectural Resources Group, Inc. (Architect); and AMEC Environment & Infrastructure Inc. (Project Management, Engineering, and Landscape Architecture)

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peavey plaza foundation minnesota

Advocacy Award of Excellence: Peavey Plaza, designed by M. Paul Friedberg + Partners in 1975

Advocacy Team: Preservation Alliance of Minnesota (PAM), The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF) and Docomomo US/Minnesota

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An aerial view of Miami Marine Stadium reveals its current ravaged state. Photo by Rick Bravo.

Advocacy Citation of Merit: Miami Marine Stadium

Team: Friends of Miami Marine Stadium

Photo by Rick Bravo

 

Originally appeared in Preserving the Miami Marine Stadium
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garden grove community center chuch

Design Citation of Merit: The Arboretum (formerly the Garden Grove Community Church), a drive-in church designed by Richard Neutra in 1960

Restoration Team: The Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange (owner), LPA Inc. (architect), Cannon Building (general contractor) Davis Partners/Hager Pacific Properties (construction managers) and Lamprecht archiTEXTural (consulting architect)

Photo courtesy Eichler Network

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trenton bath house louis kahn

Design Citation of Merit: Trenton Bath House and Day Camp Pavilions, designed by Louis Kahn in 1984

Restoration Team: Farewell Mills Gatsch Architects, LLC – (Project Management, Design, Preservation - now Mills + Schnoering Architects, LLC), Heritage Landscapes (Landscape Architecture), Wu & Associates, Inc. (Restoration Contractor), Mercer County Division of Planning, Susan Solomon, PhD, Keast & Hood Co. (Structural Engineering), Joseph R. Loring & Associates (MEP Engineering), The RBA Group (Civil Engineering), Gilbane (Cost Estimating), De Sapio Construction, Inc. (Contractor - Snack Bar)

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furnace creek visitor center facade

Design Award of Excellence: Furnace Creek Visitor Center at Death Valley National Park

Original Architects: Cecil Doty, National Park Service; Welton Becket & Associates, San Francisco, CA

Restoration Team: National Park Service, Denver Service Center (Project Manager/Property Owner); Architectural Resources Group, Inc. (Architect); and AMEC Environment & Infrastructure Inc. (Project Management, Engineering, and Landscape Architecture)

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