About Us

NCModernist and US Modernist are part of a North Carolina 501C3 educational nonprofit archive committed to documenting, preserving, and promoting residential Modernist architecture. Our work raises awareness and connects people with their passion for preservation and their future dream homes, and preserves the legacy of exceptional works of design for future generations.

Founded in 2007, we documented the Triangle area of North Carolina. By 2013, to reflect statewide coverage the name changed to NCModernist. NCModernist has won 12 local, state, and national awards for leadership in historic preservation, reviving interest in the state's legacy of great architecture.

In 2015, we expanded to an additional website, USModernist, covering the major 20th century Modernist architects and publications across America.

The Team


George Smart

Founder/Executive Director. George's wife refers to this project as "an 12-year seizure."



Rebekah Laney

Development. She just left you a voicemail. Please call her back!


Frank Harmon FAIA

National Affairs. lets us know when our fenestration needs a parti hat.



Angela Roehl

Tours. Angela books exciting architecture tours then goes on them. She really hates this.



Virginia Faust

NC Modernist Houses for sale, updated day after day after day after day, for years.



Cindy Stratton

Not her real name. Researches guests and pays bills from a secret underground bunker.


Daniel Perrin

Social Media. Daniel has 14 years experience, total.


Catherine Cramer

US Research. She can find any Modernist house. Resistance is futile.


Iva Kravitz

strategy pr. it's pronounced kray-vitz. She knows everybody.


Michael Locke

Research. He shoots thousands of houses in LA. With his camera.


NC Research. first day on the job, she solved a huge cold case.


Tom Guild

Engineer and Announcer. He met the Rolling Stones but not Frank Gehry.

Board of Directors

Anne Stoddard, Sharon Glazener, George Smart, Eleanor Stell, and Caterri Woodrum.


NCModernist provides donors, volunteers, and advocates the information and organization they require to passionately engage the documentation, preservation, and promotion of North Carolina’s residential Modernist architecture.


NCModernist provides documentation for nearly every Modernist house in North Carolina. We educate the public through wildly popular Modernist house tours, giving thousands of people access to the most exciting residential architecture, past and present.

NCModernist and USModernist Support

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