Archinect - News 2015-10-13T14:37:40-04:00 Winners of Modernism in America Awards renew value of modern architecture Justine Testado 2014-02-27T14:05:00-05:00 >2014-11-26T13:51:47-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Modernism in America Awards have announced this year's winners. The national awards program highlights the documentation, preservation and re-use of modern buildings, structures and landscapes in the U.S. or U.S. territory [...] One Award of Excellence was given in the categories Design, Advocacy, and Inventory/Survey. Five Citations of Merit were also awarded. Winners will receive their prizes during the Docomomo US National Symposium on March 13-15, 2014 in Houston, Texas.</p></em><br /><br /><p><strong>(Pictured above) Design Award of Excellence:</strong> <strong>Furnace Creek Visitor Center at Death Valley National Park</strong></p><p><strong>Advocacy Award of Excellence:</strong> <strong>Peavey Plaza&nbsp; </strong><br><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>Survey Award of Excellence: Curating the City: Modern Architecture in L.A. Website&nbsp; </strong><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>Design Citation of Merit</strong>: <strong>The Arboretum (formerly the Garden Grove Community Church)&nbsp; </strong><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>Advocacy Citation of Merit: Miami Marine Stadium </strong><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>Design Citation of Merit: Stillman and Huvelle Houses, Litchfield, CT</strong><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>Design Citation of Merit: Trenton Bath House and Day Camp Pavilions&nbsp; </strong><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>Survey Citation of Merit: North Carolina Modernist Houses, Inc. </strong><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Find more on <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> Tour the stunning "The Fish Church" in Stamford as part of the Docomomo US Tour Day Justine Testado 2013-10-04T18:44:00-04:00 >2013-10-07T12:44:14-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Docomomo US will begin its 7th annual national Tour Day program at the First Presbyterian Church on Oct. 5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Stamford, Connecticut. The Docomomo Tour brings together architects, designers, historians, enthusiasts, and organizations for exclusive tours and related events devoted to the appreciation of US modern architecture and mid-20th century design. Tomorrow's event at the First Presbyterian Church is the first of more than 50 Tour Days in 23 states throughout October.<br><br><img alt="" src="" title=""><br><br> Built by architect Wallace K. Harrison, the First Presbyterian Church of Stamford is also known as The Fish Church because of its fish-like shape. The Fish Church is -- excuse the pun -- quite a gem with its interior that is bathed in a sapphire light and made of 20,000 pieces of dalle de verre glass in 86 hues.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> At the altar stands a Visser-Rowland (Opus 87) organ. The instrument is a 4-manual, 51-stop, 74-rank organ with 4,026 pipes, 244 keys on 4 keyboards and 32 pedals. The chur...</p>