Mark Havens Out of Season
Recorded Wednesday, May 17, 2023

Join architect and preservationist Daniel Vieyra and photographer Mark Havens as they present the rich midcentury modern motel architecture of Wildwood, New Jersey from two distinct viewpoints. Vieyra will discuss his preservation work with Steven Izenour on the 1990s design studios that cataloged, analyzed and evaluated the motels. The project ultimately identified clusters that coherently told the story of Wildwood’s evolution while allowing areas in between for new development. Havens will discuss his decade-long photography project documenting these structures that resulted in the monograph entitled “Out of Season: The Vanishing Architecture of the Wildwoods”.

And here’s a little snack before we hit the road: vintage Chevrolet commercials.

Presented in partnership with Society of Architectural Historians Philadelphia Chapter, Docomomo-US PHL, and Doo Wop Preservation League.