DOCOMOMO is the international organization for the DOcumentation and COnservation of buildings and sites of the MOdern MOvement. We are the regional chapter of Docomomo US, serving the greater Chicago area.

Who we are

Learn about our mission to protect the architectural and cultural heritage of the Modern Movement.

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From the newly-discovered to iconic monuments, these buildings and sites have garnered our attention. They have warranted our advocacy in the past or they need it now.

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our next event

BAUHAUS SPIRIT celebrates the 100th anniversary of the German art school. Join us for a screening at the Siskel Film Center followed immediately by a free reception.

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chicago's modern heritage

Explore some of the remarkable modern buildings and sites in the Chicago metropolitan area, representing a range of property types, designers, and communities.

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Cover: Marina City Overlook, photo by Carol M. Highsmith, Library of Congress; Top left: Richard J. Daley Center by Jacques Brownson of C.F. Murphy, 1963-65; Bottom left: McCormick Place Lakeside Center, Gene Summers and Helmut Jahn, C.F. Murphy Associates, 1968-1971; Bottom right: Chicago skyline, 2018. All photos by Bill Zbaren, except where otherwise noted.