McConnell Studios To Host Matsumoto Prize Awards Presentation and “Thirst4Architecture”

The 2016 award winners will be announced

during the popular networking event.


McConnell Studios in Boylan Heights, Raleigh, will host North Carolina Modernist Houses’ 2016 George Matsumoto Prize Recognizing Excellence in North Carolina Modernist Residential Design on Thursday, July 21, from 6-8 p.m. Free and open to the public, the awards presentation is part of NCMH’s monthly “Thirst4Architecture” networking events.

Now in its fifth year, The Matsumoto Prize is the only professionally juried competition with cash prizes — totaling $6000 — specifically for Modernist houses. The Prize also features online public voting. The People’s Choice awards from online voting will be presented along with the three Jury Awards. (To see the houses submitted for 2016, go to

“These entries inspire people to dream of having their own Modernist house,” said NCMH founder and director George Smart. “Most people are surprised to know Modernist design doesn’t have to be expensive. It can easily be affordable, efficient, sustainable, and a house their families will love for decades. This year’s entries are exemplary, and we’re looking forward to revealing the winners.”

The McAdams Foundation is supporting the 2016 Matsumoto Prize.

mcconnellogoAlong with the awards presentation, entertainment for the evening will include live music, catered food, various beverages, and the opportunity to tour McConnell Studios.

Founded in 2001 by Matt McConnell, the studios turn out custom designed sculpture, lighting, architectural installations, and other products of all scales for public, commercial, and residential clients. Located at 324 Dupont Circle, McConnell Studios works in a wide variety of materials and fabrication systems. For more information and directions, go to

NCMH’s monthly Thirst4Architecture networking events are sponsored by Emilie Huin/Triangle Modern Homes, specializing in the sale of Modernist homes throughout the Triangle. For more information on NCMH, Thirst4Architecture, and the Matsumoto Prize, visit

Leave a comment

No comments yet.

Comments RSS TrackBack Identifier URI

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s