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— Join us for our holiday fundraiser, where we'll hear a talk by mid-century design historian Christopher VerPlanck while sipping drinks at Smuggler's Cove, one of San Francisco's most acclaimed tiki bars!
Verplanck will speak about the history of tiki influences in mid-century design and his research on historic Bay Area tiki bars including the Tonga Room.
All attendees will receive a complimentary house drink; proceeds from the event will go toward our 2018 fellowship for design historians working on scholarship and activism to preserve and promote modern architecture in the Bay Area.
Come drink for a cause at this modern tiki oasis in San Francisco! RSVP now on Eventbrite—space is limited.
— About DOCOMOMO Northern California:
We are one of twelve regional chapters of DOCOMOMO U.S., a not-for-profit [501©3] membership organization that endeavors to increase public awareness of the Modern Movement, to preserve and promote the study, interpretation, and protection of its architecture, landscape and urban design. Committed to the principle that modern design merits the attention and preservation received by earlier periods, we maintain a continuous and constructive dialogue with national, state, and local preservation authorities and organizations as well as with building owners, developers, and designers in many disciplines.
About Christopher VerPlanck:
VerPlanck earned his MArch (with a specialization in Architectural History) and a Certificate in Historic Preservation from University of Virginia's Graduate School of Architecture in 1997. His primary areas of interest include San Francisco's nineteenth-century industrial architecture and associated workers' housing; rural western cultural landscapes; postwar suburban development in California, including tract housing, «Googie»-style coffee shops and bowling alleys, and Polynesian Pop (aka Tiki) lounges and hotels; and civic architecture of any era. He has lectured widely on these topics and many others at conferences, including the Society of Architectural Historians (SAH), the California Preservation Foundation (CPF), and DOCOMOMO. verplanckconsulting.com/index.html