During the annual AIA Convention in Philadelphia last week, Washington, D.C.-based publishing firm Hanley Wood (ARCHITECT’s parent company), andNorth Carolina Modernist Houses (NCMH), in Durham, N.C., announced a joint agreement that will lend a hand to the preservation of midcentury architecture. The North Carolina nonprofit organization, established in 2007, is known for its work documenting, preserving, and promoting modernist residential design around the country. The group also possesses a very large digital archive of architectural publications. With NCMH’s new agreement with Hanley Wood, an incredible number of titles and issues that have historical significance to midcentury modern design in the Hanley Wood collection will be digitized in NCMH’s Colossus Architecture Magazine Archive. The new titles will be available July 1.

Once complete, “Colossus” will be largest digital archive of modern architectural magazines available to the general public, with more than 1.3 million pages of content. READ MORE…