There are not one, but two nationally significant restoration projects underway at the United States Air Force Academy (USAFA) in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The first: the repair and restoration of the beloved and famed Cadet Chapel, designed by Walter Netsch. The other: Dan Kiley’s four-acre Air Garden, a formal garden containing a 700-foot-long gridded series of grass panels, reflecting pools, bridges, and fountains.

About the Talk & Tour

In this virtual talk and tour, USAFA Campus Architect Duane Boyle will guide attendees through the storied background of these incredible pieces of Modernist history with a visit to the site as it stands today and will shed light on the progress and process of the restoration for which the Cadet Chapel still has four years to go. Attendees will enjoy an interactive Q&A with Boyle following the presentation.

Net proceeds from all Denver Modernism Week 2020 presentations will benefit the newly formed Colorado chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects, NOMA 5280.

Good to Know

This is a guided VIRTUAL talk & tour, which will be held on a webinar platform over the internet, in order to encourage social distancing. This virtual platform offers an opportunity to bring this talk to modernism fans across the country, and allows us to look outside of Denver at a great example of historic preservation and restoration of modern architecture elsewhere in Colorado. There will be an opportunity to ask questions in a Q&A session after the talk is complete.

You will receive an email with a link for joining the talk 24-36 hours before it is scheduled to begin. We encourage you to come online for the talk 10-15 minutes in advance of the scheduled start time to ensure that your device and internet connection are working properly, and so that we can verify your ticket before joining the tour & talk.

About the Speaker

Duane Boyle is the Campus Architect at the United States Air Force Academy, overseeing strategic campus development initiatives. He holds Bachelor of Environmental Design, Master of Architecture, and Master of Public Administration degrees from the University of Colorado and is a licensed architect and LEED Accredited Professional. Boyle is a board member of the newly formed Colorado chapter of Docomomo US.

Sponsors

Denver Modernism Week 2020 is sponsored by Adrian Kinney, Denver’s Mid-Century Modern Real Estate Expert, and Docomomo US.

Docomomo US is celebrating the formation of the new Colorado chapter. Join today and support the advocacy of preserving and documenting Colorado’s modern architecture.

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