"From a cult Instagram following to a series of sell-out tours, Modernist Adelaide historian Stuart Symons is helping Adelaide better appreciate its mid-century heritage." – The Adelaide Review
MODERNIST ADELAIDE – THE BOOK
Modernist Adelaide: 100 Buildings 1940s–1970s is the first book to provide a large-scale survey of Adelaide’s mid-century architecture. This beautiful publication celebrates 100 examples of Adelaide’s iconic modernist buildings, many of which have featured in the popular Modernist Adelaide tours, presentations and events. Pre-order here.
MEET STUART SYMONS
Modernist Adelaide was founded by mid-century architecture and design enthusiast Stuart Symons to celebrate Adelaide’s modernist architecture online and through tours and events. Stuart was awarded South Australian Emerging Historian of the Year 2019 in recognition of his engagement with the community about Adelaide’s modernist architectural heritage.
TOURS + EVENTS
Through city walking tours, exclusive house tours and events, Modernist Adelaide tells the story of the rise of modernist architecture in South Australia in the context of its growth internationally – unearthing a richness and value in these buildings and our city. More than 1500 people have attended 55 Modernist Adelaide architecture tours and events over the past two years.
PRESENTATIONS + RESEARCH
FESTIVALS + PROGRAMS
Modernist Adelaide has featured in major cultural programs including the London Festival of Architecture, Australian Institute of Architects’ Festival of Architecture & Design, National Trust’s Australian Heritage Festival, South Australia’s History Festival, South Australian Living Arts Festival (SALA) and the JamFactory’s Adelaide Modern exhibition program.