Nominations are now being accepted for the 2023 Modernism in America Awards. This is the 10th Modernism in America awards cycle celebrating the documentation, preservation and reuse of modern buildings, structures and landscapes built in the United States or on U.S. territory. The Awards recognize building owners, design teams, and advocacy and preservation organizations that have made significant efforts to retain, restore and advocate for the aesthetic and cultural value of modern sites and structures.
There are three award categories: design, inventory/survey, and advocacy. The design category 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.
Nominations for the inventory/survey category recognize 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.
Presented by the Docomomo US Board of Directors, the advocacy 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 guidelines and information on submitting nominations for this year’s awards, visit the website. Nominations will be accepted through June 5. The jury will be announced in early May.
View the past awardees here.
“Nominations for the 2023 Modernism in America Awards are now open.” Docomomo US, April 2023