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David Fixler FAIA

The Pied Piper of Modernism

David Fixler FAIA is a historic preservation expert at EYP Architecture and Engineering in Boston. An internationally recognized expert on midcentury Modern buildings, he is cofounder and president of the New England chapter of Docomomo (Documentation and conservation of buildings, sites and neighborhoods of the Modern Movement) and co-editor of Aalto and America (Yale University Press, 2012).

Photo: EYP


Michael Kubo

The Cambridge School

Michael Kubo is codirector of pinkcomma gallery in Boston. A PhD candidate in History, Theory, and Criticism of Architecture at MIT, his work focuses on The Architects Collaborative and the environment in which corporate architectural practice took shape after World War II. He has taught at Pratt Institute, the University of Texas at Austin, and SUNY Buffalo.

Photo: Sara Saragoça Soares


Matthew Bronski PE


Matthew Bronski PE is an engineer and associate principal at Simpson Gumpertz & Heger in Waltham, Massachusetts. His projects include the restoration or assessment of Modernist icons designed by Philip Johnson, Paul Rudolph, Eero Saarinen, Josep Luís Sert, Frank Lloyd Wright, and others. In 2009 he received the National Endowment for the Arts Rome Prize in Historic Preservation and Conservation.

Photo: Alan Humphreys


Brent Gabby PE


Brent Gabby PE is an engineer and senior principal at Simpson Gumpertz & Heger. He led the firm’s work on the assessment and exterior restoration design for the Gropius House in Lincoln, Massachusetts, and has designed repairs for historic landmarks such as the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford, Connecticut, and the John Adams Courthouse in Boston. He lives in a midcentury Modernist house designed by Walter Pierce.

Photo: Alan Humphreys


Eric Roth

The Things They Cherished

Eric Roth has been photographing the architecture and interior-design scene in and around Boston for more than 35 years. His work has appeared in publications including Architectural Digest and Dwell, and he also works with architects, designers, and advertising clients.

Photo: Sonya Highfield


Gordon Bruce

A Total Theory of Design

For 40 years, Gordon Bruce has worked as a design consultant for multinational corporations and as an educator, author,and design jury member. His book Eliot Noyes: A Pioneer of Design and Architecture in the Age of American Modernism was published by Phaidon Press, London, in 2007.

Photo: Sally Andersen-Bruce