2019 Events
August 2019
Thirst4Architecture
Chapel Hill



Inside Governors Club in Chapel Hill, we joined BOLD Construction, a Chapel Hill Luxury custom home builder, at the home of Chris & Jana Erhenfeld, a recently completed Modernist home built by BOLD.Also sponsored by Domicile Realty and REALTOR and Interior Designer Nicole Baxter.  60 people attended.

July 2019
Thirst4Architecture
Matsumoto Prize Awards
McConnell Studios, Raleigh

NCModernist

Recognizing Excellence in North Carolina Modernist Residential Design

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The George Matsumoto Prize honors George Matsumoto FAIA A founding faculty member of North Carolina State University's School of Design, Matsumoto designed many of the state’s most well-known and historically significant Modernist houses.  To continue that tradition, the yearly Matsumoto Prize competition recognizes excellence in new Modernist houses in North Carolina. 

Six prizes were awarded in two categoriesJury Awards, chosen by a jury of nationally celebrated architects and designers and People’s Choice Awards, compiled through online public voting. 130 people attended.

Jury Awards:

First place - $2000 - Rusafova Markulis Architectsfor the Sapphire Cabin in Sapphire NC.

Second place - $1000 - Tina Govan Architect Inc with Jason Hart of ThoughtCraft Architects, for the Trott Residence in Durham NC.

Third place – $500 - Scott Huebner of Brickstack Architects, for the Black Mountain Residence in Black Mountain NC.

People's Choice Awards:

First Place - Rusafova Markulis Architects, for the Sapphire Cabin in Sapphire NC.

Second Place  Adam Sebastian of STITCH Design Shop, for the Wainscott Residence in Greensboro NC.

Third Place - Tina Govan Architect Inc with Jason Hart of ThoughtCraft Architects, for the Trott Residence in Durham NC.


July 2019
Kate Wagner Lecture
McMansion Hell
Motorco, Durham NC







Kate Wagner is an architecture and cultural critic based in Washington, DC. She has been featured in The Washington Post, Fast Company, Archinect, Slate, Business Insider, The Hairpin, Der Spiegel, and the 99% Invisible and USModernist Radio podcasts.


110 people attended.

NCModernist Road Trip: Kinston NC
Featuring Dinner at Chef and The Farmer!





20 hungry people attended.

June 2019
The Larson House Tour


Architect Jon Condoret said it was his favorite project of all time!  45 people attended.

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June 2019
The Pleiades Tour

We had a starry, starry day touring the Pleaides, a new project by one of Raleigh's hottest Modernist design firms, RACo, led by Robby Johnston and Craig Kerins
There are eight cool houses with a mini park right in the development's backyard. 25 people attended.



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June 2019
Durham

Horse & Buggy Press and Friends, hosted by designer, letterpress printer, and book publisher Dave Wofford had 70 attendees plus  guest artists Ben Galata, Abie Harris, Jack Barnes, Holden Richards, Rachel Goodwin, Claire Ashby, Preston Montague, Hana Lee, and Victor Gordon at the studio/gallery

The McCowan House Tour
Durham NC
May 2019




The 2004 McCowan House is one of the Triangle's largest and most exciting Modernist houses, located on the Treyburn Golf Course. The product of three of the area's best design minds, architect Frank Harmondesigned the exterior. Vinny Petrarca and Charles Holden designed the rest of the project. Built by Petrarca’s Tonic Construction and Sigmon Construction. Six bedrooms, 6905 square feet, four full bathrooms, one half baths. Restoration design byEllen Cassilly. 90 people attended.

Thirst4Architecture
Carrboro NC
May 2019



Thursday, May 16, 6-8pm, hosted by Leo Gaev Metalworks / Custom Stone and Marble, at their new location: 616 NC Hwy 54 West, Chapel Hill. 115 people attended.


May 2019
USModernist in Denmark, Norway, and Sweden




22 architectural adventures had the time of their lives!


April 2019
USModernist Event
Los Angeles



LA-area Modernist authors, experts, curators, and architects gathered to learn about USModernist at the Lovell Health House, designed by Richard Neutra.


April 2019
USModernist Tour
Chicago



12 people travelled to Chicago with USModernist. Here they are at the Farnsworth House in Plano IL.


April 2019
Durham NC
Home Security Life Building Tour

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This amazing Modernist office building was designed for the Home Security Life Insurance Company by renowned architect G. Milton Small Jr., a student of the internationally known architect Mies Van der Rohe of Chicago. Here's the building's history. 100 people attended.


April 2019
Asheville NC

George Smart presented (twice) as The Accidental Archivist to the AIA South Atlantic Regional ASPIRE Conference in Asheville NC. 130 people attended at the Masonic Temple and The Venue downtown.


April 2019
Modapalooza
Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill

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The Sydell House, designed by Jim Spencer.

The Lindahl House, designed by Harwell Hamilton Harris

The Dayan House, Durham, built by Jonathan Dayan

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The Ashworth House, Durham, designed by Russell Robinson

The Dennis Renovation, Cary, designed and built by Will Alphin

The Yamato Philbeck House, Raleigh, designed by Matt Griffith and Erin Sterling Lewis.

The Stimmel House, Raleigh, designed by Matt Griffith and Erin Sterling Lewis

The Koontz House, Raleigh, inspired by George Matsumoto, renovated by Frank Harmon and most recently Louis Cherry

The Creekwood House, Raleigh, designed by Louis Cherry, built by BuildSense.

112 people attended.


Thirst4Architecture
Carrboro NC
April 2019

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Fitch Lumber, in business since 1908, hosted the night, featuring a new modern line of Marvin Windows! 80 people attended.


New York School of Interior Design
New York NY
April 2019



George Smart presented The Accidental Archivist to a class at the New York School of Interior Design. 45 people attended.


March 2019
 
The Our State Magazine
Modernist House Tour

105 people attended.


Cassilhaus, Durham, designed by Ellen Cassilly, built by Leon Meyers / BuildSense.




The Farahany/Loder House, Durham, designed by Phil Szostak.





The Hillcrest Addition, Raleigh, designed and built by Tonic Design, Katherine Hogan and Vinny Petrarca. Top photo by Keith Isaacs.

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The Fadum House, Raleigh, a classic mid-century modern designed by James Fitzgibbon, renovation/addition by Brian Shawcroft.



The Henry Kamphoefner House, Raleigh, a classic mid-century modern designed by Henry Kamphoefner and George Matsumoto. Plus, it's the only house in North Carolina where Frank Lloyd Wright spent the night.



The Gant Renovation, Durham, designed by Coby Linton.



The Stimmel House, Raleigh, designed by in situ studio, Erin Sterling Lewis and Matt Griffith.



The Chappell Smith House, Raleigh, designed and built by Raleigh Architecture, Craig Kerins and Robby Johnston.



The Tower Road Project, Raleigh, first of four new houses designed and built by REdesign.build.


March 2019
Thirst4Architecture
Durham

NorthStar Church of the Arts, 220 West Geer Street, Durham. Durham's Phil and Nneena Freelon recently founded this new organization. Originally designed by George Watts Sr., the church's renovation is by architect Ellen Cassilly who is sponsoring the event! 60 people attended.


February 2019
Modernism Week Trip
Palm Springs CA



26 architectural adventurers had a fabulous time at the nexus of mid-century Modernism, Modernism Week in Palm Springs. Events included our first national fundraiser at the Kirk Douglas House.


February 2019
Thirst4Architecture
Raleigh

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170 people attended, hosted by Will Alphin of re.design.build, at their 926 Tower Street Project, Raleigh.


February 2019

Movie Night
Alamo Drafthouse, Raleigh
Big Time: Bjarke Ingels (2017)

A journey following the world's hottest young architect, Bjarke Ingels, whose firm triumphed with designs like the M/S Maritime Museum of Denmark; the Via 57 West complex in Manhattan; and Two World Trade Center. He's the Frank Lloyd Wright for the 21st century. 76 people attended.


January 2019
Thirst4Architecture
Raleigh





 

115 people came to Form and Function, joining Carole Marcotte at her supercool building at Five Points, 1700 Glenwood, in Raleigh and it's rooftop party floor!


January 2019
Australia's Glenn Morcutt: A Spirit of Place (2017)
plus Rendered Small (2018)
Alamo Drafthouse, Raleigh



Glenn Murcutt: A Spirit of Place explores the life and art of Australia's most famous living architect Murcutt's extraordinary international reputation rests on international awards (including the prestigious Pritzker Prize) putting Australian architecture on the world map. And yet, by choice, he has never built outside his own country. This documentary follows Murcutt, now 80 years old, as he designs his most ambitious project to date – a mosque for an Islamic community in Melbourne.

But first, we saw Rendered Small, the story of the private collection of American folk art buildings that have been meticulously curated and displayed by Steven Burke and Randy Campbell in Hillsborough, North Carolina. Q&A after the movie with collectors Steven & Randy plus producers Marsha Gordon and Louis Cherry.