The Fairweather Condos, Raleigh's newest Modernist downtown housing, 520 South Harrington, Raleigh. Park along Harrington and other streets. Designed by Raleigh Architecture. 35 people attended.
Frey Part 1: The Architectural Envoy (2018) followed by phone Q&A with producer Jake Gorst. 70 people attended.
Albert Frey, the unpretentious Swiss-born architect, was a key figure in the introduction of Modernism to the United States. Through his innate curiosity of the American landscape, he developed an extraordinary design style. This film explores his formative years while working closely with Le Corbusier in Europe and his important transition to America, including the famed Aluminaire House, the Canvas Weekend House, the New York Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), as well as his Kocher-Samson Building in Palm Springs. The film reveals why Frey is such a significant force in the development of Modernism in the United States.
Transfer Company Ballroom and Work Hall
68 people attended. Photos by Ormando Harris.
Wilmington Modern Coast Tour
50 architectural fans toured Wilmington and Figure Eight Island. This is Surrender House, Figure Eight Island, designed by Michael Ross Kersting
New York Modernist Tour
30 people had the time of the lives exploring Modernist NY! Most photos by TJ Land.
Auldbrass is Frank Lloyd Wright's amazing complex of buildings, only open to the public for two days every year!
The group of 31 also visited the 2005 Low Country Residence, designed by architect Frank Harmon, which won a National AIA design award in 2009.
Plus a tour of the AIA award-winning Middleton Inn designed by architect W. G. Clark.
Architecture Movie Series
Strange and Familiar: Architecture on Fogo Island
Fogo is a small, rocky outcrop off the coast of Newfoundland, Canada, with a population of just over 2000 people. Its sub-arctic natural landscape of lakes, rivers and mountains is interspersed by eleven small settlements and has now become the scene for a collection of Modernist residences designed by Norwegian practice Saunders Architecture. Fogo's rocky wilderness and contemporary architectural interest—reminiscent of the land around Todd Saunders' home city of Bergen—has been captured in a compelling and visually beautiful documentary film. Followed by phone Q&A with producer Katherine Knight. 75 people attended.
WestEdge Design Fair
Santa Monica CA
George Smart moderated two panels at the WestEdge Design Fair in Santa Monica CA. About 120 people attended.
110 people joined Robby Johnston, Craig Kerins, and the crew of Raleigh Architecture at their new offices, 716 South Saunders Street, Raleigh.
Fall Modapalooza Tour
Raleigh Durham Chapel Hill
100 people enjoyed a great day touring brilliant new and recently-renovated Modernist houses and buildings around Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill without the hassle of driving!
The Bertie Houses, Raleigh, designed by Craig Kerins and Robby Johnston
The Mason Grabell House, Chapel Hill, designed by Arielle Schechter
The Duke President's House, Durham, designed by Alden Dow
The Laurel Hills House, Raleigh, designed and built by Vinny Petrarca and Katherine Hogan
The Grabon House, Raleigh, designed by Nick Hammer, built by BuildNorthCarolina
The Thomas House, designed and built by BuildSense
409 Ridgecrest, Chapel Hill, designed by Harriet Gordon, the first woman developer on Chapel Hill.
Architecture Movie Series
Chelsea Theatre, Chapel Hill
Sinatra in Palm Springs
Sinatra in Palm Springs explores singer Frank Sinatra's deep attachment to the Coachella Valley, his primary home for almost 50 years in Palm Springs and Rancho Mirage. Steeped in affection and appreciation for the deep bond between Sinatra and these beguiling desert towns, the film tells the story of a man whose generosity and compassion for his fellow citizens had no bounds. He loved the desert and its people. Revealing interviews bring to life tumultuous times with Ava Gardner, his 1954 move to Cathedral City/Rancho Mirage, his marriage to Barbara, and life at the "compound". Featuring interviews with Barbara Sinatra, Mel Haber, Tom Dreesen, Nelda Linsk, Bruce Fessier, Trini Lopez, Michael Fletcher and many others who knew and lived and played with Frank Sinatra.Producer Leo Zahn spoke to the group via phone after the movie. 75 people attended.
Rebekah Laney and Lesley McAdams rock the runway, as do Sim Sitkin and George Smart, above.
80 people attended at the Thompson House in Raleigh, designed by Frank Harmon. Hosted by current owners Helmut and Violetta Zodl. Music by Peter Lamb and the Wolves.
TRIG, 1053 East Whitaker Mill Road #109, Raleigh. 50 people attended.
Fallingwater / Kentuck Knob / Polymath Park Trip
Polymath's Heather Papinchak and our Angela Roehl and Rebekah Laney at Polymath park (in the rain); Angela and Rebekah at Fallingwater.
25 people attended.
Inside Governors Club in Chapel Hill, we joined BOLD Construction, a Chapel Hill Luxury custom home builder, at the home of Chris & Jana Erhenfeld, a recently completed Modernist home built by BOLD. Also sponsored by Domicile Realty and REALTOR and Interior Designer Nicole Baxter. 60 people attended.
Matsumoto Prize Awards
McConnell Studios, Raleigh
Recognizing Excellence in North Carolina Modernist Residential Design
The George Matsumoto Prize honors George
faculty member of North Carolina State University's School of Design,
designed many ofthe state’s
most well-known and historically
significant Modernist houses.To continue that tradition, the
yearly Matsumoto Prize competition recognizesexcellence
in newModernist houses
in North Carolina.
Awards, chosen by a jury of nationally celebrated architects and
Choice Awards, compiledthrough online
First place - $2000 - Rusafova Markulis Architects, for the Sapphire Cabin in Sapphire NC.
place – $500 -
Scott Huebner of Brickstack
Architects, for the Black Mountain Residence in Black Mountain NC.
First Place - Rusafova Markulis Architects, for the Sapphire Cabin in Sapphire NC.
Sebastian of STITCH Design Shop, for the Wainscott Residence in
Kate Wagner Lecture
Motorco, Durham NC
Kate Wagner is an architecture and cultural critic based in Washington, DC.She has been featured in The Washington Post, Fast Company, Archinect, Slate, Business Insider, The Hairpin, Der Spiegel, and the 99% Invisible and USModernist Radio podcasts.
110 people attended.
NCModernist Road Trip: Kinston NC
Featuring Dinner at Chef and The Farmer!
20 hungry people attended.
The Larson House Tour
Architect Jon Condoret said it was his favorite project of all time!45 people attended.
The Pleiades Tour
We had a starry, starry day touring the Pleaides, a new project by one of Raleigh's hottest Modernist design firms, RACo, led by Robby Johnston and Craig Kerins. There are eight cool houses with a mini park right in the development's backyard. 25 people attended.
Horse & Buggy Press and Friends, hosted by designer, letterpress printer, and book publisher Dave Wofford had 70 attendees plus guest artists Ben Galata, Abie Harris, Jack Barnes, Holden Richards, Rachel Goodwin, Claire Ashby, Preston Montague, Hana Lee, and Victor Gordon at the studio/gallery.
The 2004 McCowan House is one of the Triangle's largest and most exciting Modernist houses, located on the Treyburn Golf Course. The product of three of the area's best design minds, architect Frank Harmondesigned the exterior. Vinny Petrarca and Charles Holden designed the rest of the project. Built by Petrarca’s Tonic Construction and Sigmon Construction. Six bedrooms, 6905 square feet, four full bathrooms, one half baths. Restoration design byEllen Cassilly. 90 people attended.
The Sydell House, designed by Jim Spencer.
The Lindahl House, designed by Harwell Hamilton Harris
The Dayan House, Durham, built by Jonathan Dayan
The Ashworth House, Durham, designed by Russell Robinson
The Dennis Renovation, Cary, designed and built by Will Alphin
The Creekwood House, Raleigh, designed by Louis Cherry, built by BuildSense.
112 people attended.
New York School of Interior Design
The Fadum House, Raleigh, a classic mid-century modern designed by James Fitzgibbon, renovation/addition by Brian Shawcroft.