Modern Committee (ModCom)

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 two Modern Masters Awards at the 2015 holiday party on December 7, to legendary Disney Imagineer Bob Gurr and renowned architectural photographer Wayne Thom

Both recipients have all made major contributions to the modern built environment and design aesthetic of Los Angeles.

Learn more about past Modern Masters Award 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.

Working Group

Our working group includes 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.