This year’s Montgomery Modern tour on Sunday, Oct. 8 will explore the Montgomery County work of Cohen, Haft & Associates, a leading modernist architecture firm distinguished for contemporary designs integrated with natural often rugged settings. The tour will visit The Hilltop and Potowmack Preserve and concludes at the Charles E Smith Service Center campus, which includes the Bender JCC of Greater Washington, Jewish Social Services Agency and Hebrew Home for the Aged, all designed by Cohen, Haft & Associates.
Jack Cary Cohen, FAIA (1924-2011) was a native of Washington, D.C. and received his B.Arch from Catholic University in 1949. He began his career as an architectural draftsman
Ronald Senseman, AIA, founding his own firm in 1953. He served as AIA Potomac Valley president in 1961.2 He was invested a Fellow of the AIA in 1969.3 Leonard A. Haft (1926-1984) was a native of Baltimore and received his B.Arch from Catholic University in 1949. He began his career as a draftsman for Leon Chatelaine, Jr. in 19494 before partnering with Jack Cohen in 1958. (The bio info is from Prince George’s Modern. Cohen & Haft were also active in Prince George’s County.
Bus pickup/drop-off and closing reception will be at the Bender JCC (6125 Montrose Road, Rockville, MD). The tour, which will run from 1 pm to 3:30 pm is presented by the Montgomery County Planning Department, AIA-Potomac Valley, Docomomo-DC and the Bender JCC. You can buy tickets here.