The University of Vermont Historic Preservation Program is running a day-long symposium exploring the preservation of historic modernist buildings and how to rehabilitate them to be sustainable and functional in the 21st century. 
Keynote Speaker: 
Christine Madrid French
Director, Modernism + Recent Past Program
National Trust for Historic Preservation

Featured Speakers:
Professor Glenn Andres
History of Art and Architecture Department
Middlebury College

Barbara A. Campagna, FAIA, LEED AP
Graham Gund Architect of the National Trust, Stewardship of Historic Sites
National Trust for Historic Preservation

Mike Jackson, FAIA
Chief Architect, Preservation Services
Illinois Historic Preservation Agency

James A. Jacobs
, Ph.D.
Historian, National Historic Landmarks Program
National Park Service

David N. Fixler, FAIA, LEED AP
Principal, Design and Preservation
Einhorn, Yaffee Prescott
Architecture & Engineering P.C.

Theodore H.M. Prudon, PhD, FAIA
Prudon & Partners LLP
Author of the book, Preservation of Modern Architecture
Registration Fee: $100
For more information click here for a PDF.
Register online:
– GF

This little Modern needs help – fast!

Though not in our neck of the woods, this house caught my attention because it embodies the unpretentious, modestly-scaled, honest, integral-to-the-landscape look and spirit that is – at least to me – part of the true nature of Modern homes.

The personal home of early modern architect Ray Roush, in Anderson Township, OH, was originally on the market in 2007. It failed to sell, slipped through hands, and later went into foreclosure where it became victim to vandalism. It is such a dear little house, it's tragic that this bad luck has befallen it. But read here what the former listing agent has to say, and maybe the word will spread and the house can be saved. Y'never know! – GF

via Becky at Hatch: The Design Public blog