Houston’s Uncommon Modern Exhibit Receives National Recognition

6000 Heatherbrook

6000 Heatherbrook Drive – photo by Paul Hester

Docomomo US recently announced the winners of its 2016 Modernism in America Awards, describing the selections as "exemplary of the efforts going on all over the country as the awareness of the importance to advocate, restore and celebrate the architecture, landscapes and typologies of postwar society in the United States." Among the projects honored was AIA Houston's Uncommon Modern exhibit. On display at Architecture Center Houston from November 2015 to February 2016, the exhibit shone a light on the city's often-overlooked midcentury buildings. Business parks, churches, and gas stations were some of the buildings included. The exhibit was curated by Delaney Harris-Finch and Anna Mod, Assoc. AIA, and a catalog is available for purchase here. Congratulations to AIA Houston on the well-deserved recognition! 

5502 West Airport Boulevard

5502 West Airport Boulevard – photo by Paul Hester

Read more about Houston's Uncommon Modern exhibit in the May/June 2016 issue of Texas Architect