John Shreve Arbuckle, Assoc. AIA, 48, New York business development manager for Hoffmann Architects, Inc., has been elected president of the New York/Tri-State Chapter of DOCOMOMO U.S.
An international organization committed to the appreciation and protection of Modern architecture, DOCOMOMO is a working group for the Documentation and Conservation of Buildings, Sites, and Neighborhoods of the Modern Movement. As chapter president, Arbuckle will guide and oversee the organization's efforts on behalf of Modern buildings and sites, and he will act as the main spokesperson for the organization.
The largest and most active DOCOMOMO chapter in the United States, the New York/Tri-State Chapter is distinguished by its efforts in communications and public outreach, including an e-newsletter, an online advocacy site, and a longstanding program of unique architecture tours. Over a year ago, the group also established "Modern Conversations," a series of public talks on Modern architecture. +