Heather Purcell Leja of Design OnScreen talks architecture and modernist preservation

Since 2007, Design OnScreen has worked to preserve modern architecture across America by producing and presenting films focusing on unheralded architects and designers, and also curating architecture-centered film festivals around the world. And it's fought this good fight from its headquarters in Denver, Colorado.

As Design OnScreen's Architecture + Design Film Series comes to a close this week, Executive Director Heather Purcell Leja took some time to speak to Westword about the foundation's origins and what's in store for the non-profit.

See also: - Architecture + Design Film Series opens with a celebration of midcentury modern style -Follow that story: Neighborhood Flix space to become DenverFilmCenter - The 35th Starz Denver Film Festival is looking for volunteers

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