Does the thought of mid-century modern architecture put some pep in your step? Do you long to surround yourself with glass and concrete assembled when the Rat Pack were roaming, or perhaps come home to an architect John Sugden-designed space each night? If so, you might want to check out Uncommon Modern Salt Lake! This event will celebrate mid-century modern architecture (buildings constructed between ca. 1945-1970) and kick off an inventory of period buildings in Salt Lake City. Stop by cityhomeCOLLECTIVE at 645 E South Temple tomorrow, February 9th from 7pm, to take part in this important project.
Roberta Sugden House, by John Sugden, 1955. Courtesy the Utah Heritage Foundation
Supported in part by Preservation Utah, AIA Utah, the University of Utah College of Architecture + Planning, and Sparano + Mooney Architecture, Uncommon Modern Salt Lake follows similar efforts in Houston and Philadelphia to categorize and exhibit modernist architecture in an urban context, whether residential or commercial. The project aims to educate the public about the place modernism occupies in Salt Lake City's built environment and promote advocacy for buildings that might be in jeopardy - each of us has the opportunity to participate in the preservation of our city's heritage. To find out more about the project, please visit the Uncommon Modern Salt Lake Facebook page, and come on down to the event tomorrow! As Salt Lake City modern architects, we hope to see you at the event and would love to talk about designing your next modern architecture project!