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The mission of the Historic Resources Committee (HRC) is to identify, understand, and preserve architectural heritage, both nationally and internationally. HRC is engaged in promoting the role of the historic architect within the profession through the development of information and knowledge among members, allied professional organizations, and the public.

We hope you'll join us February 7-8 at the annual HRC Taliesin Colloquium where we'll discuss how codes have impacted existing buildings and what to expect from upcoming code changes. 

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Now Accepting Nominations for the 2019 Modernism in America Awards

  • 1.  Now Accepting Nominations for the 2019 Modernism in America Awards

    Posted 01-25-2019 16:05

    Docomomo US is now accepting nominations for the 2019 Modernism in America Awards.

    Now in its sixth year, the Awards celebrate the documentation, preservation and re-use of modern buildings, structures and landscapes built in the United States or on U.S. territory. The Awards recognize those building owners, design teams, advocacy and preservation organizations that have made significant efforts to retain, restore and advocate for the aesthetic and cultural value of such places.

    Nominations must be submitted by 11:59 PM on February 15, 2019

    Award Categories  

    Design

    This juried award recognizes informed, thoughtful and creative design efforts to preserve, restore or adapt a modern building, structure or landscape of local, regional or national significance, securing its presence for future generations. Design Awards are recognized in the following sub-categories: 

    • Residential,
    • Commercial
    • Institutional/Civic

    Inventory/Survey

    This juried award recognizes exceptional efforts to document, inventory and/or create a preservation plan for one or more modern buildings, structures or landscapes of local, regional or national significance. Nominations may be submitted in the form of a website, book, publication, or exhibition.

    Advocacy

    Presented by the Docomomo US Board of Directors, this award recognizes outstanding efforts to preserve and advocate for threatened modern buildings, structures or landscapes of local, regional or national significance through advocacy efforts. This award seeks to recognize preservation and advocacy organizations and other groups (including Docomomo US chapters) who have gone above and beyond to work collectively and collaboratively to advocate for a modern site or structure.

    For more information, past recipients, and to submit a project visit: Modernism in America Awards

     



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    Liz Waytkus
    Executive Director
    Docomomo US
    New York NY
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  • 2.  RE: Now Accepting Nominations for the 2019 Modernism in America Awards

    Posted 01-28-2019 18:10
    I am working on the repair and re-installation of an 1850's cast iron fence.  At the bottom to close the gap from the bottom rail of the fence and the grade are slate slabs about 2" thick that are set on end and are partially buried.  I have always referred to this as a coping, but I do not think that is right. I know in retail design the short wall below display windows is referred to as a bulkhead, but that does not seem right, either!

    Does anyone know what the term to call this feature would be?
    Thanks
    D

    Douglas Burtu Kearley, Sr., AIA, NCARB, OStJ

    Douglas B. Kearley, AIA, Architect, Inc.
    Ten Wisteria Avenue
    Mobile, Alabama 36607

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