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More about 2008 events here:

http://www.docomomoga.org/pages/enewsletter/tour2008update.html

Note that this blog is no longer regularly updated, instead visit:

http://docomomoga.org/wordpress/

The DOCOMOMO/US, Georgia Chapter News blog is moving to a new address:

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No new posts will be made to this blog, and posts and comments from this blog have been moved to the new address.

What: Chapter Meeting
When: 6 PM, Wednesday March 21
What: Schedule 2007 events, discuss committee work, general business
Where: The offices of Lord, Aeck & Sargent Architecture (RSVP for directions)

Who: interested in lending a hand? Join a committee and make 2007 the Chapter’s best yet. Need help with organization of lectures, social events, tours, and panel discussions along with more specific tasks such as graphic design, publicity, fundraising, etc.

Please RSVP: info@docomomoga.org

Call for Applications

Docomomo Summer Residence Grant in Paris

Docomomo International is delighted to announce the creation of an annual summer residence grant in Paris to support research on the conservation and the documentation of buildings, sites and neighborhoods of the modern movement.

The residency is open to all active Docomomo International members (registered since 2005) from any country with no age limitations.
This two-month summer grant (July-August) will offer the opportunity to one of our international members to conduct research on the modern movement and to spend two months in France in one of the studios of the Couvent des Récollets, a seventeenth-century convent located in the heart of the city, which houses the French Order of Architects (library and exhibition spaces) as well as a residence for artists and architects.

Candidacies: All candidates who wish to submit applications should send:
(1) a three-page statement on their research project, explaining the need to spend two months in Paris and the results they intend to achieve during their stay;
(2) a one-page schedule of work;
(3) a short résumé;
(4) a short statement explaining their activities and commitment toward Docomomo.

Although there is no stipend associated with the grant, the candidate will also benefit from a work space with all facilities (fax, internet, telephone) at Docomomo International Secretariat in the Palais de Chaillot/Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine.

The application deadline is May 15, 2007.

All Docomomo international members (architects, conservationists,
architectural historians, students…) are strongly encouraged to apply. The applications will be reviewed by the members of Docomomo’s Advisory Board (Hiroyuki Suzuki, Lluis Hortet, Wessel de Jonge, Theodore Prudon, Scott Robertson, Hugo Segawa, France Vanlaethem). The result of the selection will be announced by the end of the month of May.

Please, fell free to circulate this information to all members of your
national/regional chapter.

Applications must be sent by email to Docomomo International Secretariat :
docomomo@citechaillot.org

International committee for
documentation and conservation
of buildings, sites and neighborhoods of the
modern movement

Docomomo International
Cité de l’architecture et du patrimoine
Palais de Chaillot
1, place du Trocadéro
F-75016 Paris
t +33 -1 58 51 52 65
e docomomo@citechaillot.org
w docomomo.com

Hyatt Regency and Peachtree Center

Local Modern landmarks, Richard Meier’s High Museum Stent Family Wing and John Portman’s Hyatt Regency Hotel are included in a survey commissioned by the American Institute of Architects in honor of the organization’s 150th anniversary.

The survey, identifying “America’s favorite buildings,” placed the High Museum at 96 and the Hyatt Regency at 103.

More about the survey from Architectural Record and in the Atlanta Journal Constitution. More about the AIA at www.aia.org.

Engaging the Recent Past
JAE Theme Issue

Deadline: March 02, 2007

Theme Editors:
Lauren Weiss Bricker, lwbricker@csupomona.edu
Luis Hoyos lghoyos@csupomona.edu
Judith Sheine (jesheine@csupomona.edu)
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

Ancient cities of stone, stately mansions with neo-classical porticoes and Main Streets lined with quaint brick facades – ripe for repair and retail – have undisputed value as cultural artifacts as well as for their ability to attract tax benefits and tourist dollars.
Less established are the theoretical underpinnings for the preservation of works dating from the years 1945-1970 – usually referred to as the “Recent Past” by historic preservation specialists.

The scale of postwar architecture and designed landscapes has presented
unique challenges to planners, architects and preservationists: urban renewal projects, military bases measured in miles not acres, and thousands of suburban housing tracts are among the places that may be viewed as historic. These works and others in the United States and abroad embodied a type of architectural modernism that frequently merged with their landscapes; lacking an obvious front facade, their significance has often gone unnoticed by preservationists accustomed to dealing with traditional architecture, e.g., Oakland Museum (1969, Roche & Dinkeloo & Assoc., architects; Dan Kiley, landscape architect).
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Constitution Building

What’s up with the Atlanta Constitution Building? Good question.

Recent developments suggest that implementation of a planned Lovejoy-Atlanta commuter rail service may be in jeopardy. As a result, construction of a new multi-modal transit facility in Downtown Atlanta may also be delayed or canceled.

A January 12th Atlanta Journal Constitution (AJC) article “Lovejoy rail backers lose DOT seats,” details political maneuvering resulting in the loss of two members of the state Transportation Board who had once voted to support the Lovejoy rail line. “Commissioners veer rail plan off path, “ a January 4th AJC report details the Clayton County Commission’s reversal regarding an earlier decision to cover the Lovejoy rail line’s estimated annual operating deficit of $4 million for 50 years.

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