The FOUNDATION FOR MODERN ARCHITECTURE, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization founded in 1993 to support contemporary design responsive to region and culture

SELECTED PROJECTS

LAWRENCE B. ANDERSON VIDEO DOCUMENTARY MEMORIAL

Half hour of short clips (audio starts at 00:30) List of all participants and more details about the project

Awarded grants from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, MIT’s Council for the Arts, and MIT’s Architecture Department

Fourteen hours of archival footage to date, documenting Lawrence B. Anderson’s influence on three generations of MIT alumni and colleagues, including reminiscences from Stanford Anderson, Wayne Andersen, Robert Campbell, Charles Correa, Imre Halasz, Gerhard Kallmann, Tunney Lee, Donlyn Lyndon, Michael McKinnell, Henry Millon, Walter Netsch, I. M. Pei, William Porter, Tad Stahl, Jan Wampler, and thirty other colleagues

For 24 years, Anderson was chairman and dean of MIT’s School of Architecture and Planning where he transformed the country’s oldest school of architecture into one of its most progressive. His years at MIT began as a student in 1929 and continued as a professor until he retired in 1976. He was also a practitioner for 35 years, and his firm Anderson Beckwith & Haible designed the first important modern building on an American university campus in 1938, the MIT Alumni Pool

CONVERSATIONS WITH FLORIDA ARCHITECTS

Twelve-program public TV series of conversations with three generations of Florida design architects

Programs are introduced by US Senator Bob Graham and each focuses on the work of one architect. Participants include Paul Rudolph, Mildred Schmertz, Peter Blake, Ezra Stoller, Rufus Nims, Jorge Arango, Alfred Browning Parker, George Reed, Peter Jefferson, Kenneth Treister, Donald Singer, Charles Harrison Pawley, Milton Harry, Mark Hampton, Mitchell Wolfson Jr., Beth Dunlop, and other colleagues

[fundraising underway to reformat video to be postable online]

JOSEP LLUIS SERT VIDEO DOCUMENTARY

Awarded grant from Chicago’s Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts

Six hours of archival footage to date, documenting another of architecture’s most influential yet little known deans, Harvard Graduate School of Design’s Josep Lluis Sert (1953-1969), including reminiscences from Huson Jackson, Jerzy Soltan, and Alvaro Siza

[fundraising underway to reformat video to be postable online]

MIAMI MARINE STADIUM RESCUE

Grassroots movement and media campaign that mobilized statewide support to save Miami’s Marine Stadium from demolition in 1993. The architect Hilario Candela designed the classic modern structure in 1963. It is cast-in-place, reinforced concrete and has a complex, multi-part, hyperbolic paraboloid umbrella roof

Thanks to the efforts of the nonprofit Friends of Miami Marine Stadium, the National Trust for Historic Preservation listed the structure as one of America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places in 2009, and the World Monuments Fund added it to their 2010 Watch List