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Mapping Modernism

Tanimura & Antle Library, CSUMB

Tanimura & Antle Library, CSUMB

A free map of local modern architecture has been published by the Monterey Bay Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIAMB). More than fifty commercial and residential designs (since 1947) have been photographed and mapped. If you like to gawk at modern buildings, this is the directory for you. Some of the entries are well known, like the original Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula designed by Edward Durell Stone (1967), but other buildings, such as private homes, are cited which I had not seen before. Some buildings made the list because they were designed by a famous architect, such as the La Mirada addition to the Monterey Museum of Art (1994) by Charles Moore, who is one of my favorite architects. Many other notable structures have been designed by local firms. Several brand new buildings are included, such as the impressive Tanimura & Antle Library on the CSUMB campus.

The publication was put together by a dedicated group of volunteers from AIA Monterey Bay with a grant from the state chapter. The guide is conveniently grouped into communities so that you can take several short excursions. It even branches into Santa Cruz and the Salinas Valley. So start planning your tours for the summer. To get a free copy of the large folding map, call AIAMB at 831-372-6527, or email:


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