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FORGOTTEN MODERNISM EXHIBITION by MICHAEL MURPHY

Exhibition Party
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
6-8pm
Refreshments provided
AIASF (130 Sutter Street, San Francisco)
Exhibition party generously hosted by Page & Turnbull.

On view November 5 – December 21, 2012
Exhibition hours: Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm
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Exhibition co-sponsored by AIASF and the Center for Architecture + Design.
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LECTURE: THE MODERN WORK OF GARDNER DAILEY

Thursday, October 18
5:30 p.m. doors open; 6 p.m. lecture starts
Pier 1, Bayside Conference Room

Paul Adamson, FAIA, will explore the work of Gardner A. Dailey, one of the Bay Area’s leading architects from the late 1920s into the 1960s. Alongside William Wurster, Dailey was a leader in developing the Second Bay Tradition style. Despite having no formal architectural training he created an extensive and influential body of work, and his office launched the careers of other San Francisco architects, including Joseph Esherick. Some of Dailey’s significant San Francisco works include the Red Cross Headquarters, the Brazil Building for the 1939 World’s Fair, on Treasure Island, and Luther Burbank, (now Martin Luther King) Middle School. The 1949 Owens Residence in Sausalito embodies his use of straightforward cubic massing, crisp detailing and indoor-outdoor planning. He also designed several buildings on the UC Berkeley campus including Tolman Hall.

This lecture is held in partnership with San Francisco Architectural Heritage and generously sponsored by Cody Anderson Wasny Architects.

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MID-CENTURY MODERN IN DIAMOND HEIGHTS – TOUR DAY 2012

Saturday, September 29, 2012
3-5pm
$20 AIA and Docomomo Members | $30 General Admission

Master planned as a “village within the city” in the 1950′s and 1960′s, San Francisco’s Diamond Heights neighborhood occupies a commanding position on Red Rock and Gold Mine hills and includes some of the city’s best modern residential architecture. As one of the last areas in the city to be developed, it was also the first to depart from the city’s grid system, with streets laid out to respond to its hilly setting and offer views in every direction. This tour will start with an overview of why an early plan to make it a neighborhood of skyscrapers was modified to the more suburban plan that was actually built. The tour will include visits to an Eichler subdivision and other architecturally significant houses, and explore the churches, schools and public art that make Diamond Heights a unique part of the city.

Co-sponsored with AIA San Francisco

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NEUTRA’S CONNELL HOUSE IN MONTEREY

DOCOMOMO NOCA recently wrote a letter in support of preservation of the 1958 Richard Neutra-designed Connell House in Monterey Country. The current owner has proposed to demolish the structure in favor of building a much larger new residence on the site. The Connell House is one of a constantly diminishing number of surviving designs by Neutra, a master architect who made a major impact in the building history of the U.S. and abroad. To demolish this structure will result in the loss of yet another piece of our unique collection of American modern architecture and significant damage to the integrity of the remaining Neutra works. We are encouraged and hopeful that we can begin to save and celebrate those buildings that distinguish Northern California as one-of-a-kind in the world. In light of significant historic evidence, DOCOMOMO/NOCA advocates that Monterey County delay demolition, and that the owner work towards a solution that respectfully considers the historic significance of the building.

Image courtesy of Raymond Neutra.


DOCOMOMO-NOCA SUPPORTS SAN FRANCISCO MODERN CONTEXT STATEMENT

In February 2011, Docomomo-NOCA submitted a letter of support to the Historic Preservation Commission for the adoption of the San Francisco Modern Context Statement. Several Docomomo-NOCA board members participated in the peer review process for the context statement, authored by Mary Brown of the Planning Department. The document provides a much-needed tool for historians, buildings owners, city officials, and others to holistically evaluate the potential significance of modern resources in the City.



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