The 2007 Southern Garden Heritage Conference

February 15-16, 2007

The State Botanical Garden of Georgia, Athens

The 2007 Southern Garden Heritage Conference has been announced. Ten presentations are scheduled for the two day-conference at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia. Of special interest to DOCOMOMO/US, Georgia Chapter members and supporters is Georgia Harrison’s presentation Robert Marvin’s Residence in Walterboro: A Modernist Insertion in a Traditional Context. From the Conference announcement:

“Harrison’s presentation focuses on Robert Marvin’s 1950’s redesign of a small traditional residence in Walterboro, SC, to a modernist design set within the context of a street lined neighborhood of white-columned colonial homes. His design focused on views of the backyard, with strong inside-outside connections, and introduced modernism to an agrarian region”

Early registration ends January 15.

For more information: Email or call The State Botanical Garden of Georgia at 706-542-1244 and

APT San Juan 2007

November 3-7, 2007, Caribe Hilton, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Abstracts for papers are due no later than March 1, 2007.

The Association for Preservation Technology International is currently accepting papers for its 2007conference, Old World Technologies Adapting in the New World. There are three paper tracks as they relate to the conference theme for submissions: Materials, Craftsmanship, and Climate. Paper presenters will be able to attend the conference at the reduced rate of $300; $100 below the lowest member rate.

The 2007 conference will be APT’s first conference outside of North America and it is already promising to be one of the best. Numerous sponsors and exhibitors are already on board and more than 100 people registered during a special pre-registration held early in 2006. Conference events will be held at venues throughout Old San Juan and there will be tours to historic sites around Puerto Rico. In addition to the conference, two workshops are being planned: Preservation of Wood in Historic Structures, and Lime Mortars and Use of Brick Dust Coloring. In addition, the Architecture Specialty Group of the American Institute for Conservation will be putting on a special training program that will allow participants to work alongside an architectural conservator doing hands-on conservation.

Click on the Conferences & Training Link at to access a copy of the complete Call for Papers and Abstract Submission Form.

The Fall 2006 DOCOMOMO/US newsletter is now availble. Visit for more information.

The Alliance for Historic Landscape Preservation 2007 annual conference “Exploring the Boundaries of Historic Landscape Preservation” will be held 11-14 April 2007, in Athens, Georgia. Abstracts that address the boundaries or the vanguard of preservation practice are especially encouraged.Abstracts for papers are due not later than Friday, 19 January 2007.

Based on last year’s first-time success with a poster session, this year there will be another opportunity to display a poster of historic landscape research works in progress or recently completed projects. If you are interested in displaying such a poster, please contact by Friday, 19 January 2007.

For more information, please visit

Eames Film Festival

Thursday, September 21, 6–10p 

Design Within Reach

Buckhead Studio

The legacy of Ray and Charles Eames extends far beyond their classic furniture pieces. Taking a multidisciplinary approach to design long before that was the norm, the Eameses created over 100 short films between 1950 and 1982. Join DWR, in conjunction with the Eames Foundation and Herman Miller for the Home®, as we celebrate their film legacy. We’ll be screening seven films ranging from 1–30 minutes in length. Attendees are encouraged to stay for a discussion following the screenings. Refreshments will be served.


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UPDATE: Develoment plans for the site are detailed in the August 18, 2006 Atlanta Journal Constitution and the Atlanta Business Chronicle newspapers. According to the AJC, plans include “…a towering 48-story hotel near the Buckhead MARTA station…” and will “…have 300 rooms topped by 192 condominiums.” A rendering indicates that demolition of the Amisano church would be required for construction. A link to the AJC story (should stay active for several weeks):

Buckhead to get Hilton hotel, condos

The former Second Church of Christ, Scientist, 3372 Peachtree Road, N.E., Atlanta, is at risk. The church was completed in 1985-1986 and was designed by the firm of Toombs, Amisano and Wells with Joseph Amisano as lead designer. The congregation is no longer meeting at the site, and only the Reading Room is currently occupied.

Atlanta based Ackerman & Company purchased the Second Church of Christ, Scientist for $3.25 million for both the more than 15,000-square-foot church and the .64 acres underneath it. While no definite plans are announced for the site, there are major construction projects surrounding the site.

Second Church of Christ, Scientist, exterior
Read more about the purchase and site here.

In the Atlanta Journal Constitution (Sunday, July 2) writer Walter Woods covers demolition of Modern buildings in Atlanta:

Link should stay live for a few days.

Friday July 7: Jim Wooten offers topics to discuss, including the idea of an architectural panel to discuss the save-worthiness of Modern Buildings. Take him up on the offer – what do you think? Link:


Save the date, More details to follow

Chapter Annual Meeting, Dinner, and Special Program:

From Tourist Cabin to Early Motel: Accommodating the Traveling Motorist in Atlanta

Robert M. Craig, PhD

Wednesday, June 28


At Atlanta’s famous Colonnade Restaurant

1879 Cheshire Bridge Rd. NE

DOCOMOMO Members $23, non-members $33 (pay at the event, Cash or Check only)
Dinner and beverages included, Cash Bar

Reservations Required (by 6/25/2006, please):

Event was a huge success – the 60 attending were treated to a great program and a “southern style” Colonnade dinner. Thank you to all attending and helping with organization. See you at our next event.

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