News April 2024

Images: top, Bacardi Headquarters. Photo: Robin Hill; middle, Miami Marine Stadium, drawing by Hilario Candela; lower left, Sunshine State Arch, Miami Gardens. Photo: Pietro/Wikipedia; lower right, Fontainebleu Hotel. Photo: Docomomo US.
Kimberly La Porte
Susan Singh

Announcing the DOCOMOMO US/New York Tri-State Symposium grantees

April 28, 2024

The DOCOMOMO US/New York Tri-State Symposium Grant provides financial support for students and emerging professionals committed to the documentation and conservation of Modern Movement buildings, landscapes, and sites. The intent of this year’s scholarship is to enable two individuals to participate in the Docomomo US 2024 National Symposium in Miami and Coral Gables, FL (May 29 – June 1, 2024).

We are pleased to announce the recipients of this year’s student and emerging professional grant: Kimberly La Porte and Susan Singh.

Kimberly La Porte is currently the Senior Management Specialist of Public Art for Public Schools in New York City overseeing the protection, maintenance, and restoration of a collection of 2,000 site-specific artworks located in public school buildings across the five boroughs, 35% of which were created and installed during the Modern movement era.

Susan Singh is researching the inventive materials and practices of the Modern movement with a focus on technology history and will present “Caught In The Middle: Ralph and William Zimmerman’s Sarasota School Designs Through The Era of Desegregation” at this year’s conference.

Applicants were asked to demonstrate their committed interest in the fields of history, architectural preservation, architecture, landscape architecture or related disciplines and how attendance at the symposium will meaningfully advance their goals or work. Applicants actively engaged in issues concerning the documentation and conservation of buildings, sites, and neighborhoods of the Modern Movement were given preference. After the recipients attend the symposium, they will share their experience.