Photo by Larry Underhill

Since 1984, the Conservancy's Modern Committee (ModCom) has been a trailblazer in preserving Modern resources throughout Los Angeles County.

Our Modern Committee has a strong track record in Modern preservation, and we're launching a new era with creative new programs and activities.

Modern Masters Awards

ModCom presented eight Modern Masters Awards at the 2014 holiday party on December 15. The award recipients have all made major contributions to the modern built environment and design aesthetic of Los Angeles. The 2014 recipients were:

  • Richard Bradshaw
  • Raul Coronel
  • Pat DeRosa
  • Ray Kappe
  • Malcolm Leland
  • Gordon Powers
  • Kent Twitchell
  • Tom Van Sant

ModCom presented four Modern Masters Awards at its December 2013 holiday party. Learn more about the 2013 recipients

Case Study Houses Listed in National Register

On November 21, 2013, the Los Angeles Conservancy Modern Committee was awarded a Governor's Historic Preservation Award to recognize its work in nominating eleven Case Study Houses to the National Register of Historic Places.

Los Angeles Conservancy Modern Committee earns Governor's Historic Preservation Award. Photo courtesy California Office of Historic Preservation. Front row (l-r): Adrian Scott Fine, the Conservancy’s advocacy director; ModCom members Hans Adamson, Amanda Seward, Alan Leib, Regina O'Brien, Cheryll Dudley Roberts, and Steven Kyle. Back row (l-r): Aaron Robertson, Chief Deputy Director, California State Parks; Carol Roland-Nawi, State Historic Preservation Officer, and Julianne Polanco, Chair, State Historical Resources Commission.

Congratulations to everyone involved in the eight-year effort to secure national recognition for eleven homes from the celebrated Case Study House program. Learn more

Events Committee

We have formed an Events Committee  to continue ModCom’s tradition of gathering in interesting Modern places around L.A. County for fun and engaging programs.

If you’re interested in helping to plan and organize four annual programs, email

Working Group

Our new working group is made up of volunteers and Conservancy staff who work collaboratively to develop advocacy strategies to save significant Modern architecture throughout Los Angeles County.

ModCom's History

What's now the Modern Committee dates back to 1984, long before Mad Men and the renaissance of Mid-Century Modern. Learn more about ModCom's history


Questions? Email us at or call the Conservancy office at (213) 623-2489.