Recognizing Excellence in North Carolina Modernist Residential Design

2019 * 2018 * 2017 * 2016 * 2015
2014 * 2013 * 2012


The George Matsumoto Prize is North Carolina's highest honor exclusively for Modernist residential architecture.  The unique design competition features a blue-ribbon jury of internationally-known architects and online public voting.  The prize is powered 2019-2020 by:
Past jurors include Jeanne Gang, Paul Goldberger, Edward Lalonde, Deborah Berke, Alexandra Lange, Carl Abbott, Ron Radziner, Tom Kundig, Frank Harmon, Robert Miller, Eric Gartner, Joshua Prince-Ramus, Alison Brooks, Nathan Crowley, Marlon Blackwell, Larry Scarpa, David Jameson, Harry Bates, Harry Wolf, Helena Arahuete, Maryann Thompson, Brion Jeannette, Peter Gluck, Bev Thorne, and Ray Kappe.

NCModernist created the Matsumoto Prize in 2012 honor of
George Matsumoto, one of the founding faculty members of North Carolina State University's College of Design. Matsumoto created some of North Carolina's most well-known and well-loved Modernist houses. The Matsumoto Prize encourages young architects, designers, and prospective clients to continue the Modernist movement in houses so important to North Carolina's artistic leadership. The Prize meaningfully and powerfully engages the public with the architecture they love and showcases exceptional Modernist architects and designers in North Carolina.

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