Archive for July 2015

NPF Goes Gaga for Googie with our August Panel Discussion

Imagine my surprise when I (finally) opened my June issue of Architectural Record and saw that the answer to their monthly “Guess the Architect” contest was talked about in length during our July film event Air, Light and Utopia. The question for the month of June asked “[which] architect’s competition-winning scheme for a hospital brought…

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What in the Googie? A Primer on Googie Architecture

If you live in or have visited Las Vegas or Southern California, you’ve most likely seen examples of Googie architecture, and noticed its “space-age” appearance. A good current example in Las Vegas is the La Concha lobby of the Neon Museum, located on Las Vegas Boulevard just north of Downtown Las Vegas. The lobby of…

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How Do We Best Advocate?

Preserve, Advocate, Educate. That is what it says on our homepage. With about a year and a half under our nonprofit belt, we feel as though NPF has gotten pretty far on two of these three. Preserve: We have developed a long-term plan for the Hugh Taylor Archive preservation and utilization. And we are bringing…

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