April 15, 8-5pm
Starting and Ending Point: 500 Park Offices Drive, Research Triangle Park.

 ...but we do have a waiting list!  Please email george@usmodernist.org with:

your name
the name and date of the event
time preferences, if applicable
your phone number
the names and emails of everyone your party

Enjoy a great day touring 8 new Modernist houses around Raleigh, Durham, Carrboro, Chapel Hill, and Pittsboro -- without the hassle of driving -- in our new fleet of luxury buses!

VanHool 56 Passenger

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 fleet of buses.  You'll also meet many of the architects, designers, and builders - including Arielle Schechter, Louis Cherry, Phil Szostak, Ellen Cassilly, Robby Johnston, Craig Kerins, and Bill Waddell. Proceeds benefit NCModernist, a North Carolina 501C3 nonprofit educational archive for the documentation, preservation, and promotion of Modernist houses.

August House, Raleigh, designed by Raleigh Architecture, built by August Construction Solutions.


Currie/Cave House, Chapel Hill, designed by Phil Szostak.

Forever Home, Durham, designed by Bill Waddell, built by Robert Halliburton.

Tadpole House, Pittsboro, designed by Arielle Schechter.


Therien House, Raleigh, designed by Louis Cherry.

Ward House, Durham, designed by Ellen Cassilly, built by BuildSense.


MehrHaus, Raleigh, designed by Louis Cherry, built by Kemp Harris.

Johnston House II, Raleigh, designed and built by Raleigh Architecture.

Tour Options

The Fine Print
Tickets are not mailed; your name will be on a list at registration. Please be on time at the starting point. We've got a full day with lots of great houses. Buses leave promptly, and in fairness to other participants we will leave without you!

Once payment is made, there are no refunds for any reason except for tour cancellation. However, you can transfer your place to another person with at least a week's written notice to george@ncmodernist.org.

The tour runs rain or shine. The itinerary and order of trip events are subject to change without notice or refund.

COVID: some houses may require masks, most will not.  Please bring one.

A signed liability release is required for all participants. We'll send this to you a few weeks ahead. Please read, print, sign, and bring with you to registration. Those travelling together may sign the same form. Parents must sign for and accompany anyone under 18.

Some houses are not 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.

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

Food and drink are not allowed in the houses; however drinks, snacks, and lunch are provided on the bus.

Smoking and alcohol are not allowed on the bus or in the houses.

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

Unsecured parking is free at the starting point, 500 Park Offices Drive, Research Triangle Park. (see map below)

Proceeds benefit NCModernist, a North Carolina 501C3 nonprofit educational archive for the documentation, preservation, and promotion of Modernist houses. Questions? Contact George Smart at 919.740.8407.