SUPPORT THE ARCHITECTURE YOU LOVE
A Nonprofit 501C3 Educational Archive
America’s mid-century Modernist houses are brilliant, livable works of art, yet they are being bulldozed in record numbers – largely because buyers, sellers, realtors, and cities are unaware of their importance – or how to preserve, repair, and protect them. Founded in 2009, our architecture nonprofit has been recognized with 12 local, state, and national awards for leadership in our ongoing mission: documenting, preserving, and promoting Modernist residential architecture.
Our archives NCModernist and USModernist are the definitive online resources for Modernist residential architecture. NCModernist focuses on Modernist architects and houses in North Carolina. USModernist focuses on the most prominent Modernist architects and houses across America. The detailed content is unrivaled -- causing visitors to return again & again. We punch way above our weight with passionate dedicated volunteers and a very small part-time staff, but attracting members, donors, and sponsors is critical to future success - and you can participate through a variety of attractive options.
Join the Mod Squad: The Mod Squad is our member organization, a thriving community of people dedicated to Modernist residential design. Mod Squad members are into art, food, travel, furniture, fashion, and fun. Membership connects you with like-minded people, building new and meaningful relationships. Mod Squad members support innovative programming, including the Thirst4Architecture Gatherings, the Architecture Movie Series, educational initiatives such as Project BauHow; and awards programs such as the George Matsumoto Prize for excellence in Modernist residential design. Details.
Donations: Your gift assures that millions of documents, photos, and biographies have a continuous protected, maintained home and stay available to the public without charge. Your contribution insures people can continue to rely on us as primary sources of Modernist information and inspiration. Donations over $500 receives two years membership in the Mod Squad (a $250 value). All donations are tax-deductible. Details.
Sponsorships: From our weekly newsletter to our wildly popular monthly design gatherings to our amazing Modernist house tours to our nationally-recognized podcast USModernist Radio, you can sponsor programming that reaches an enthusiasic, design-oriented audience who seek out new products, exciting experiences, and creative services. We are the best connection to influential, artistic, intelligent, highly educated, affluent people who love Modernist design. Many are in the market to buy, rent, build or renovate using Modernist-knowledgeable sources and professionals. Details.
Travel: We lead annual tours to Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater, Modernism Week in Palm Springs, Europe, and points all around North Carolina. Over 18,000 people have discovered great architecture through our tours. Details.
Demand for our work has never been higher, and our need for your support has never been greater.
With much appreciation,
Rebekah Laney, Director of Development
George Smart, Executive Director