Events November 2023


2023 Modernism in America Awards Ceremony

November 2, 2023

Join Docomomo US at Design Within Reach to honor this year’s Modernism in America awardees and celebrate the best of modernism. Now in its 10th year, the awards celebrate the documentation, preservation and reuse 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.

This year’s thirteen award-winning projects showcase a broad range of scale, budgets, and typologies, this year’s awards prove that where there is a will to preserve, there is a way. Many of these projects, easily “tear downs” had they fallen into different hands, became labors of love completed with care and dedication, and we are all the better for it.


Samara: The John and Catherine Christian House (West Lafayette, IN)
Schwann House and Studio (Lincoln, MA)
Demerec Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (Cold Spring Harbor, NY)
Bakar BioEnginuity Hub (Berkeley, CA)
Eldorado Ballroom (Houston, TX)
Modern Survey Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh, PA)
Ebony Test Kitchen (Chicago, IL/Washington, DC)

Birch Knoll (Newtown Square, PA)
Climate Pledge Arena (Seattle, WA)
The Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art & Culture (Riverside, CA)
Jackson Lake Lodge (Moran, WY)
Dogan-Gaither Flats (Knoxville, TN)
Former San Jose City Hall (San Jose, CA)

Download Press Release to learn more about this year’s winners.

Thursday November 2, 6:30 – 9:00 pm

Design Within Reach
957 Third Avenue