Cameron Village Library To Host “Mayberry Modernism”

Triangle Modernist Houses’ George Smart will discuss NC’s modernist legacy.

George Smart

George Smart, founder/director, Triangle Modernist Houses


March 10, 2011 (Raleigh, NC) — George Smart, founder and director of the award-winning non-profit Triangle Modernist Houses (TMH), will present his signature talk “Mayberry Modernism: North Carolina’s Modernist Legacy” at the Cameron Village Library in Raleigh on Thursday, March 31, from 7-9 p.m.


“Most people, even architects, are surprised that the Triangle has the third largest number of Modernist houses in America,” Smart said. “Mayberry Modernism discusses why we have so many and shares photographs of over 50 eye-popping houses from past and the present.”


Smart’s presentation showcases the state’s surprisingly large collection of Modernist residences from the 1950s through today, particularly those in the Triangle region. Many of these houses are in great shape, but some are endangered and many have been destroyed.

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Nowell’s Architecture Movie Series Concludes with “Citizen Architect: Samuel Mockbee and the Spirit of the Rural Studio”

March 3, 2011 (Cary, NC) – Triangle Modernist Houses (TMH) will conclude this winter’s Nowell’s Architecture Movie Series with a special screening of “Citizen Architect: Samuel Mockbee and the Spirit of the Rural Studio” on Thursday, March 17, 7 p.m., at the Galaxy Cinema in Cary.


“Citizen Architect” is a documentary that celebrates the legacy of the late architect, artist, and educator Samuel “Sambo” Mockbee and the design-build Rural Studio he co-founded with Auburn University in Hale County, Alabama, to provide sustainable shelter for those who cannot afford it. Hale County is home to some of the most impoverished communities in America. Mockbee dedicated his life and the Rural Studio to creating architecture that not only elevated the living standards of the rural poor but also provided “shelter for the soul.”

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