Docomomo US is the United States chapter of Docomomo International, a non-profit organization dedicated to the documentation and conservation of buildings, sites and neighborhoods of the modern movement for nearly 25 years. Docomomo US was founded in 1995 and is a 501(c)3 registered non-profit organization. Docomomo US is composed of a union of regional chapters that share its members’ knowledge of and enthusiasm for the Modern Movement, promote public interest in it through lectures and walking tours, and organize advocacy efforts to protect endangered sites and buildings.
Docomomo US/MICHIGAN was chartered in 2014 to raise awareness of the significance of Michigan’s Modern resources and encourage their preservation and reuse. We support the Michigan State Historic Preservation Office’s Michigan Modern program and augment the activities of other mid-century modern interest groups in Michigan. We recognize and promote the importance of Michigan’s major role in the Modern Movement through documentation, education, conservation, and advocacy.
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A2Modern is a non-profit organization in Ann Arbor, Michigan that seeks to raise awareness and appreciation for mid-century modern architecture through organized activities including walks, open houses, lectures, and field trips.
Cranbrook Center for Collections and Research
Cranbrook’s Center for Collections and Research centralizes the Cranbrook story and offers intellectual engagement with its legacy. By preserving and interpreting the community’s unparalleled landscape, architecture, collections, and archives, the Center provides memorable educational experiences and meaningful research opportunities. For more information on the Center’s programs—including tours of Saarinen House and the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Smith House—visit the Center’s website at www.cranbrook.edu or call 248-645-3307.
Detroit Area Art Deco Society (DAADS)
DAADS is dedicated to the celebration and preservation of Art Deco architecture, art, fashion & culture in southeast Michigan. The Detroit Area Art Deco Society, a private not-for-profit corporation was founded in 1986 by a group of collectors and enthusiasts interested in the Decorative objects, architecture and style of the Art Deco period.
Grosse Pointe Historical Society
The Grosse Pointe Historical Society was organized in 1945 to promote the preservation of our local heritage and to share that knowledge with the community. The Society works to make the history of our exceptional community vital, relevant, and accessible.
Michigan Modern® is a project of the Michigan State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO), a division of the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA). Their goals are to define Michigan’s role in the development of American modernism, re-brand Michigan based on its outstanding design heritage, develop a cultural heritage tourism initiative based on Michigan’s modern resources that will draw national and international attention, use the continued vitality of Michigan’s design industry to attract young, talented people to the state, and raise awareness of the significance of modern resources and encourage their preservation and reuse.
Michigan State Historic Preservation Office
The Michigan State Historic Preservation Office is a division of the Michigan State Housing Development Authority in the Department of Talent and Economic Development. The office manages programs to encourage the recognition, preservation, and reinvestment in historic places including the National Register of Historic Places, federal historic rehabilitation tax credits, local government and lighthouse grants, review of federal undertakings, and historic and archeological sites survey.
Preservation Detroit is Detroit’s oldest, largest, and most accomplished historic preservation organization. As the first Detroit recipient of the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Honor Award, we have been working to preserve and revitalize Detroit’s rich architectural and cultural heritage since 1975.
City of Southfield
Quinn Evans Architects
Quicken Loans/Rock Ventures
Harboe Architects, PC
Lord Aeck Sargent
Mills + Schnoering Architects, LLC
Mills + Schnoering Architects, LLC is a full service architectural firm dedicated to design that contributes meaningfully to the built environment, and to the preservation of significant historic structures that reflect their time, place, and cultural associations. Our work is focused on cultural buildings of all types, including theatres and museums; public buildings; campus planning and design; and the preservation and rehabilitation of historic buildings, with a particular focus on the restoration and adaptive use of mid-century Modern structures. We look for projects that inspire and challenge us, and clients who share our commitment to quality and craftsmanship.
Prudon and Partners
The Yamasaki Legacy project enhances and facilitates scholarship, public interest and restoration of the architectural heritage at Wayne State University that Minoru Yamasaki and his buildings have created. These buildings include the McGregor Memorial Conference Center, the Education Building, the Meyer and Anna Prentis Building, and the Helen L. DeRoy Auditorium.