Modern Talk

Northwest Mid-Century Architects Oral History ProjectDocomomo WEWA's oral history project documents the work and lives of men and women who created a Northwest Regional Modern aesthetic in the mid-twentieth century. The architects, landscape architects, and engineers who designed in the Modern vein in Western Washington in the post-WWII years left a rich legacy of design in our built environment. This project honors that legacy. We have interviewed Ralph Anderson, Fred Bassetti, Jack Christiansen, Wendell Lovett, and Gene Zema.

Partners in this project include Jack Straw Productions and architectural photographer John Stamets. Audio interviews will be streamed on our website. Photo essays of each architect will include a portrait and examples of their finest work.

Significant funding of this project is provided by 4Culture and the National Trust for Historic Preservation Preservation Fund.

If you'd like to make donations to help fund the effort, please contact us at

Get Your Docomomo WEWA T-Shirt!

Available NowDocomomo WEWA t-shirts are here! We have a limited supply of these fabulous tees. We have men’s and women’s designs—both are high quality, 100% cotton (American Apparel brand, and yes, made in the USA). They are espresso brown in color with “docomomo” in white and “wewa” in orange. Download the pdf below to see the kewl design.

Thanks to Wolken Communica of Seattle for coming up with the cool design and to screen printer Seatthole Shirts of Bellingham.

You'll find these shirts at our events. You may also email us at to see how else we can arrange for you to get one.

We are asking for a $25 donation (cash or check) for each t-shirt. All donations go toward future events and projects.

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