NCMH's Mobile Modernist Spring Tour
Saturday, April 7, 8am-5pm
Starting and Ending Point: Sheraton Imperial Hotel

Enjoy a great day touring new and recently-renovated Modernist houses without the hassle of driving!  Modapalooza includes the delightful company of fellow Modernist architecture fans, breakfast, snacks, drinks, a delicious lunch, and free wifi in our luxury restroom-equipped, air-conditioned bus.  You'll also meet architects and designers Harwell Hamilton Harris, Matt Griffith + Erin Sterling Lewis, Phil Szostak, Sarah Howell, Robby Johnston, Craig Kerins + Robby Johnson, Bob Anderson, and Dustin Ehrlich.  These are the houses and buildings scheduled for Modapalooza, subject to change:


The 2017 Bratton House, designed by Sarah Howell.


The 2017 Swain Street House, Raleigh, designed by Matthew Griffith and Erin Sterling Lewis.

The 2017 Helms/Carroll House, Raleigh, designed by Craig Kerins and Robby Johnston.

The 2017 Glendale House, Chapel Hill, designed by Phil Szostak.

The 2017 Parks House, Raleigh, designed by Craig Kerins and Robby Johnston.

The 1968 Sugioka House, Chapel Hill, by Harwell Hamilton Harris.

The 2017 Anderson House, Raleigh, designed and built by Bob Anderson.

The 2007 Ehrlich House, Durham, designed by Dustin Ehrlich.

Plus, a special guided tour/talk at NC State's DH Hill Library on the photography of Gordon Schenck, a celebrated North Carolina photographer known for his shots of Modernist houses.


$149 per person general public, $129 per person Mod Squad Members.  Includes coffee and bagels, snacks, and lunch.  If you're vegan/vegetarian, email preferences to angela@angelaroehl.comWe will do our best to accommodate requests.

The Fine Print

Plan to arrive at the Sheraton Imperial, 4700 Emperor Blvd, Durham NC, no later than 730am for coffee and bagels. We meet near the tennis courts, photo above, to the left of the hotel near the Gym.

We've got a full day, so if you're not on the bus by 8am sharp, the bus will leave without you!

Once payment is made, there are no refunds for any reason except for trip cancellation. However, you can transfer your place to another person with at least a week's written notice to NCMH.  The tour runs rain or shine. The itinerary and order of trip events are subject to change without notice or refund.

All participants are required to sign a liability release form which will be e-mailed a few weeks ahead. You will not be allowed to participate without a completed, signed form.

Some houses are not handicap-accessible. Participants must navigate stairs unaided and be able to walk for at least a hour at a time. You may stay on the bus at any point if you wish.  Strollers are not permitted inside any houses. 

Architects can get self-reported CEU hours if arranged in advance with the AIA.

Unsecured parking is free at the Sheraton Imperial.

To reduce dirt and damage to floors, tour participants are required to remove their shoes (or bring your own booties) at each house.

Food, drinks, and smoking are not allowed in the houses.

Smoking and alcohol are not allowed on the bus.

Drinks, snacks, and a BBQ lunch are provided on the bus.  

Photos are allowed and encouraged both inside and outside all the houses.

Proceeds benefit NCMH, a North Carolina 501C3 nonprofit educational archive. 
Questions?  Contact George Smart at 919.740.8407.