Blueplate PR Goes Modern with Triangle Modernist Houses

July 7, 2009 (RALEIGH, NC) –  The Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill “Triangle” region of North Carolina has the third-largest concentration of modernist houses in the nation, bested only by Los Angeles and Chicago. This fact surprises most people, even those who live in the Triangle. But not TriangleModernistHouses.com (TMH), an award-winning nonprofit which preserves, advocates, and builds community around modernist residential design in the Triangle area of North Carolina, from mid-century to the present. To leverage the area’s uniqueness regionally and nationally, TMH has contracted with Blueplate PR in downtown Raleigh.

Blueplate PR is a boutique public relations agency owned and operated by award-winning journalist Kim Weiss. Blueplate specializes in message development, media relations, communications, online presence, and website text development.

Weiss is also a modern architecture enthusiast. For nearly two decades, she
wrote about architecture and historic preservation for the former Spectator
Magazine
and North Carolina Architect magazine, and founded the Triangle
Architecture Awards Program through Spectator.


“So I couldn’t have been happier when TMH founder George Smart asked me if I’d be interested in working with TMH,” Weiss said. “Modern architecture is a passion of mine, from Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s groundbreaking work in Scotland in the late 19th century, through the ‘heroic’ period of the 1920s and ’30s, to what we now call mid-century, and on to the cutting-edge “green” architecture of today. And I intend to bring every bit of that passion to bear on my work with TMH.”

George Smart launched TMH in 2007 to catalog, preserve, and advocate modernist residential design in the Triangle area. The TMH website maintains a vast gallery of images and biographies of modernist architects who have had an impact on residential design in the area, both in the past and currently. TMH also keeps an up-to-date listing of modernist houses for sale and sponsors frequent tours of modernist houses throughout the Triangle.

Says Smart, “Kim is the most knowledgeable design marketing professional in North Carolina. With her drive and expertise, we’re going to put the Triangle’s extraordinary design on the national radar, right up there with basketball, barbecue,and Clay Aiken.”

For more information on blueplate pr, visit www.blueplatepr.com.

Triangle Modernist Houses is also available on Facebook and Twitter.

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