Triangle Modernist Houses Announces 2nd “Appetite 4 Architecture”

Informal dinners connect noted local Modernist house architects with the public.


December 13, 2010 (RALEIGH, NC) — Dreaming of a new Modernist house? Long admired the work of a local architect or designer? Thinking about architecture as a career? Triangle Modernist Houses offers the general public the opportunity to enjoy dinners with prominent members of the Triangle’s design community in a casual, small-group setting during the nonprofit organization’s second “Appetite 4 Architecture” (A4A) series.

A4A’s are opportunities to enjoy easy, informal discussions in an upscale dining environment with direct access to some of the area’s best residential architects and designers,” said TMH founder and director George Smart. “Participants are welcome to discuss anything they want with an array of award-winning professionals. There are no presentations or PowerPoint slides — just great conversations over delicious meals.”


Starting January 11, 2011, all but one A4A will be held at 18 Seaboard Contemporary American Grill in Raleigh and begin at 6:30 pm. The dinners include three courses (appetizer, entree, dessert) from a pre-selected menu, plus coffee/water/tea, tax, and gratuity. Vegetarian options are available and alcoholic beverages are available separately.  The architects and designers on tap for this year’s series of A4A dinners include:

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TMH Welcomes 2011 Advisory Council

December 6, 2010 (DURHAM, NC) – George Smart, founder and director of Triangle Modernist (TMH), has announced the organization’s 2011 Advisory Council.

TMH is a 501C3 nonprofit established in 2007 to preserve and promote Modernist architecture in the Triangle. The award-winning website, now the largest educational and historical archive for Modernist residential design in America, continues to catalog, preserve, and advocate for North Carolina modernism.

Appointment to the Advisory Council is a one-year term starting January 1, 2011. Selected from a cross-section of the design and client communities, Advisory Council members support the organization’s programming improvements. This includes TMH’s popular Modernist house tours, which give the public access to the Triangle’s most exciting residential architecture, past and present.

The 2011 TMH Advisory Council includes:  architects Jessica Johnson Moore, Dail Dixon FAIA, Thomas Crowder (Architektur PA), Doug Brinkley FAIA (Pearce Brinkley Cease + Lee), and Erin Sterling Lewis (In Situ Studio); Goodnight’s John Morris; John Chiles; Stan Williams of the NC Symphony; Gail Jodon of Modern Charlotte; Curtis Leonard of Leonard Ryden Burr Real Estate, Chris Chinchar; Nowell’s Contemporary Furniture owner Jerry Nowell; Queron Smith of Mechanics & Farmers Bank, David Hill and Robin Abrams of the NC State University College of Design; Tobias Kaiser of Modern Florida Homes; and Kim Weiss of blueplate pr.

“The 2010 Advisory Council did an incredible job this past year, which was our most successful yet,” said Smart. “Their suggestions were key to significant website improvements and more. Because of them, TMH has evolved into a nationally known resource on Modernist residential houses and those who design them.  Our tours continue to attract record visitors from across the state. I deeply appreciate the past Council members gifts of time and service and I look forward to working with the new Council in 2011.”

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