About Us

NC Modernist Houses and US Modernist are part of a North Carolina 501C3 educational nonprofit archive committed to documenting, preserving, and promoting residential Modernist architecture. Founded in 2007, we initially covered the Triangle area of North Carolina. By 2013, the name changed to NCMH to reflect statewide coverage. NCMH has won 12 local, state, and national awards for leadership in historic preservation, reviving interest in the state's legacy of great architecture. In 2015, we expanded again to USModernist, covering the major 20th century Modernist architects and publications. Our work raises awareness and connects people with their passion for preservation and their future dream homes, and preserves the legacy of exceptional works of design for future generations.

The Team

George Smart

Founder/Executive Director. George's wife Eleanor refers to this project as "an 11-year seizure."


Rebekah Laney

Development. She just left you a voicemail.


Frank Harmon FAIA

National Affairs. Frank lets us know when our fenestration needs a parti hat.


Angela Roehl

Tours. Angela books exciting architecture tours then goes on them. She really hates this.


Virginia Faust

Modernist Listings. Virginia updates the For Sale section day after day after day.


Ormando Harris

Video. Ormando shoots architects around North Carolina - with his camera.


Daniel Perrin

Social Media. Daniel has 13 years experience, total.


Catherine Cramer

Research. She's located 1000's of Modernist houses. Resistance is futile.  

Iva Kravitz

National PR. it's pronounced kray-vitz. She knows everybody.


Board of Directors

Anne Stoddard, Sharon Glazener, George Smart, Eleanor Stell, and Caterri Woodrum


NCMH provides donors, volunteers, and advocates the information and organization they require to passionately engage the documentation, preservation, and promotion of North Carolina’s residential Modernist architecture.


NCMH provides wildly popular Modernist house tours, design networking events, a Modernist design competition, architecture movies, and high school drafting education programs, giving thousands of people access to the most exciting residential architecture, past and present.

NCMH and USModernist Support