February 6, 2013 Mid-Century Modern

Ft. Lauderdale’s ModWeekend: March 15-17

Duckham studio

Tired of the cold? Want to see some mid-century modern architecture at the beach? Book a ticket down to Florida for the inaugural ModWeekend in Fort Lauderdale. Spearheaded by John T. O’ Conner, editor-in-chief of Tropic Magazine, the event will kick off Friday, March 15 with a “Mod Men” party. The weekend will include two double-decker bus tours of  the city’s landmark buildings, including Sea Tower by Igor Polevitzky (below) and Dan Duckham’s own home and studio (pictured above). You’ll also find a mid-century antique fair, architecture film and lecture series, a boat cruise on the Intracoastal Waterway and vintage car show.

Sea Tower

Sea Tower by Igor Polevitzky

The weekend will come to a close with a party at the world-famous Mai Kai (pictured below), a classic Tiki restaurant by South Florida architect Charles McKirahan. The weekend’s events will be centered in North Beach Village, a gentrifying area packed with mid-century modern hotels and apartments. Get the full schedule and the details here. And get your tickets now.


The world famous Mai Kai by Charles McKirahan.