Triangle Modernist Houses’ Director Receives City Award

October 8, 2009 (DURHAM, NC) – George Smart, Jr., founder and executive director of Triangle Modernist Houses.com, has received a 2009 City of Raleigh Sir Walter Raleigh Award for Community Appearance. The awards ceremony was held October 7 at the

George Smart

George Smart

Fletcher Opera Theater in the Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Raleigh.

The award credits Smart as “a champion of the local Modernist architectural movement, raising public awareness through web-based resources, grants, and public tours.”

In 2007, George Smart launched www.trianglemodernisthouses.com, a website dedicated to preserving modernist homes in the Research Triangle region of North Carolina by increasing public awareness of their existence – especially when that existence is threatened by neglect or encroaching development.

“The more people who know about these extraordinary houses, the less likely they are to get torn down,” Smart told Dwell magazine earlier this year.

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Triangle Modernist Houses’ Raleigh Tour Spotlights Architects’ Personal Residences

The Crowder residence

The Crowder residence

October 1, 2009 (RALEIGH, NC) – Three Modernist houses  that architects designed for their own families in West Raleigh will be the focus of Triangle Modernist Houses’ (TMH) Homes Tour to be held Saturday, November 7, from 1-4 p.m.

The tour will spotlight the private residences of architects Thomas Crowder, Raymond Sawyer and Brian Shawcroft.

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