Preserved Modernist Gems in the U.S.

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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.
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  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)

    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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  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

    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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  Advocacy Citation of Merit: Miami Marine StadiumTeam: Friends of Miami Marine StadiumPhoto by Rick Bravo 

    Advocacy Citation of Merit: Miami Marine Stadium

    Team: Friends of Miami Marine Stadium

    Photo by Rick Bravo

     

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  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

    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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  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)

    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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