Architecture You Love A North Carolina 501C3 Educational Nonprofit Archive Documenting, Preserving, and Promoting Residential Modernist Architecture

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Recognizing Excellence in North Carolina Modernist Residential Design

Supported in 2017 by The McAdams Foundation

The George Matsumoto Prize for North Carolina Modernist residential architecture is a unique design competition featuring $6,000 in awards, a blue-ribbon jury of internationally-known architects, critics, and designers, and online public voting. 

Most people don't realize, or even suspect, that North Carolina has the third largest concentration of Modernist houses in America. Yet, we do. There are about 1,300 statewide with about 800 in the Triangle area alone.

NCMH 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 provides motivating honors and incentives for a new generation of architects; contributes to wider public recognition of Modernism in all its forms (architecture, art, furniture, and fashion); and recognizes the significant economic and aesthetic impact of Modernist design across North Carolina.

The Matsumoto Prize is the only juried architecture competition in North Carolina that focuses exclusively on Modernist houses, provides financial awards, involves a national jury plus public voting, and connects to a major architectural archive. The Prize meaningfully and powerfully engages the public with the architecture they love and showcases exceptional Modernist architects and designers in North Carolina.

The Matsumoto Prize encourages designers, architects, owners, and builders to continue the Modernist movement in houses so important to North Carolina's artistic leadership.  Past jurors include Tom Kundig, Marlon Blackwell, Larry Scarpa, Frank Harmon, Jeanne Gang, Eric Gartner, Joshua Prince-Ramus, Alison Brooks, Nathan Crowley, David Jameson, Harry Bates, Harry Wolf, Helena Arahuete, Maryann Thompson, Brion Jeannette, Peter Gluck, Bev Thorne, and Ray Kappe.   

The 2017 Matsumoto Prize Jury

Carl Abbott FAIA
Carl Abbott Architect

Paul Goldberger HAIA

Curt Fentress FAIA RIBA, Fentress Architects

Ron Radziner FAIA
Marmol Radziner

Harry Wolf FAIA

Wolf Architecture

Robert Miller FAIA
Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

2017 Entries

PISTOL - STITCH Design Shop

 PISTOL - Pete Fala

EUCLID - Louis Cherry

 EUCLID - Louis Cherry

HORSESHOE FARM- Buildsense Architecture

 HORSESHOE FARM - Randy Lanou

PIEDMONT RETREAT - Tonic Design

 PIEDMONT RETREAT - Tonic Design

PINE STREET - Sophie Piesse

 PINE STREET - Sophie Piesse

1107 FAIRVIEW- ADH Interiors 

1107 FAIRVIEW- ADH Interiors

SCANDINAVIAN - B + O design studio

 SCANDINAVIAN - B + O design studio

HUNGRY NECK - The Raleigh Architecture Company

 HUNGRY NECK - The Raleigh Architecture Company

554 EDENTON ST - The Raleigh Architecture Company

 554 EDENTON ST - The Raleigh Architecture Company

WEST CHAPEL- Brickstack Architects

 WEST CHAPEL- Brickstack Architects

TAYLOR RESIDENCE - in situ studio

 TAYLOR RESIDENCE - in situ studio

BALAKRISHNAN - CUBE design +research

 BALAKRISHNAN - CUBE design +research

HAMMOCK HOUSE - Samsel Architects

 HAMMOCK HOUSE - Samsel Architects

PROFESSOR'S HOUSE - Arielle Schechter

 PROFESSOR'S HOUSE - Arielle Schechter

RUN ASHORE - Michael Ross Kersting Architecture, PA

 RUN ASHORE - Michael Ross Kersting Architecture, PA

MCDOLE- Beacon Architecture

 MCDOLE- Beacon Architecture

WAINSCOTT - STITCH Design Shop
 
WAINSCOTT - STITCH Design Shop