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Docomomo US Tour Day: Tour of the Foote School

  • Foote School, 50 Loomis Place New Haven, CT (map)

Discover the architecturally distinguished Foote School, designed by E. Carlton Granbery and Diana Allyn Granbery in the late 1950s. The Granberys incorporated modern aesthetics and “California-style” into the Foote School’s design.

The buildings, with floor-to-ceiling windows and detached spaces, were designed to embrace nature and give students frequent time out-of-doors. The colors, bright oranges and yellows, were chosen to stimulate children’s creativity. The project was recognized with numerous awards, including the 1965 Merit Award from the Connecticut chapter of the American Institute of Architects.

Led by AIA award-winning architect George Knight, the tour will offer a rare understanding of the unique design that translated modernism into spaces that help educate young people.

Join thousands of participants in cities across the US throughout the month of October for Docomomo Tour Day, an annual celebration of modern architecture and design.

Free and open to the public.
Registration is requested by Wednesday, October 3.
Space is limited.

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