2021 Modernism in America Awards Ceremony

Design Within Reach

957 Third Avenue
New York, NY
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Now in its eighth year, the Awards celebrate the documentation, preservation and reuse of modern buildings, structures and landscapes built in the United States or on U.S. territory. The Awards recognize those building owners, design teams, advocacy and preservation organizations that have made significant efforts to retain, restore and advocate for the aesthetic and cultural value of such places.

The fifteen recipients of the 2021 Modernism in America Awards highlight the best in preservation practice by today’s architects, designers, and preservation professionals, for modern sites, landscapes and beyond. The 2021 Awards acknowledge holistic approaches in all categories including in the Design category where projects were applauded for accomplishing highly successful restorations while maintaining a light touch and respect for the original design intent, at times with relatively small budgets. Winners in the Inventory/Survey category stood out for the ability to aggregate massive quantities of disparate information and present it to the public in an enjoyable and user-friendly format. The Advocacy Awards serve as a reminder that although there is not always a positive outcome, the hard work of individuals and organizations can have beautiful results. 

Please join us November 11th at Design Within Reach to celebrate the best of modernism.


Cocktails and music begin at 6:30pm

Ceremony begins at 7:30pm

Event concludes at 9pm


Drinks and light food will be provided.

Sponsors make the Awards program possible. More information on sponsorships is available HERE.

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Design Within Reach

Design Within Reach makes authentic modern design accessible. When the company was founded in 1998, the classics were very difficult to find. DWR changed that, making innovative works by iconic designers accessible for the first time and continuing to offer the best in modern design – past, present and future – ever since.

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