NCMH Secures All-Star Jury for 2017 Matsumoto Prize

A unique awards program honoring Modernist residential design, sponsored by North Carolina Modernist Houses.

Pulitzer Prize-winning architecture critic Paul Goldberger joins the 2017 jury.

Pulitzer Prize-winning architecture critic Paul Goldberger joins the 2017 jury.

North Carolina Modernist Houses (NCMH) announces the blue-ribbon jury for the 2017 George Matsumoto Prize for North Carolina Modernist residential architecture.

Among the seven jurors, representing internationally known architects, critics, and designers, is Pulitzer Prize-winning architecture critic Paul Goldberger. From 1997 through 2011, Goldberger was The New Yorker’s architecture critic. Today he is Contributing Editor at Vanity Fair, for whom he weighed in on the controversy surrounding the Cherry-Gordon house in Raleigh’s historic Oakwood neighborhood. In the article “Is This House Too Modern To Exist?” he praised the Cherry-Gordon house and called NCMH “a wonderful preservation organization.”

The 2017 jury will also include:

  • Carl Abbott, FAIA, of Carl Abbott Architect, Sarasota FL
  • Curt Fentress, FAIA, RIBA, of Fentress Architects, Denver CO
  • Robert Miller,FAIA, of Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, Seattle WA
  • Ron Radziner, FAIA, of Marmol Radziner, Los Angeles CA
  • Susan Saarinen, ASLA, of Saarinen Landscape Architecture, Golden CO
  • Harry Wolf, FAIA, of Wolf Architecture, Los Angeles CA

Founded by NCMH in 2012, the George Matsumoto Prize is named to honor the architect who designed many exemplary mid-century Modernist houses in North Carolina, and who serves as honorary jury chair each year. The Matsumoto Prize is a unique design competition featuring $6000 in cash awards and online public voting. It is the only design awards program in the state exclusively honoring Modernist residential architecture. Submissions will open in May 2017.

For more information, including submission guidelines, keep checking http://www.ncmodernist.org/matsumotoprize.htm. To see the 2017 jury and winning submissions, visit http://www.ncmodernist.org/prize2017.htm.

 

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ARCHITECT magazine: “The Winners of This Year’s Matsumoto Prize Awards”

North Carolina Modernist Houses announced six residential designs in two categories selected by a jury and online voters that continue the Modernist architect’s legacy.

Photo by James West / JWest Productions LLC

Photo by James West / JWest Productions LLC

Six residences across North Carolina have been named as winners in this year’s Matsumoto Prize Awards. Held by the Durham, N.C.-based nonprofit North Carolina Modernist Houses, the annual program celebrates residential designs that hearken back to the work of modernist architect George Matsumoto, FAIA. The six projects are divvied up between two categories: the Jury Awards and People’s Choice Awards.

The jury, which comprised Ray Kappe, FAIA, founder of Kappe Architects, in San Rafael, Calif.; Alison Brooks, principal and creative director of Alison Brooks Architects, in London; Joshua Prince-Ramus, AIA, principal of REX, in Brooklyn, N.Y.; Harry Wolf, AIA, of Wolf Architecture, in West Hollywood, Calif.; Miami Beach, Fla.-based designer Charles McMurray; and English production designer Nathan Crowley chose three sites as the competition’s first-, second-, and third-prize winners…READ MORE

NCMH Announces The 2016 Matsumoto Prize Winners

Recognizing excellence in Modernist

residential design across the state.

First Prize Jury Awards and Second Prize People's Choice Awards: 123 Hillcrest by Alphin Design Build

First Prize Jury Awards and Second Prize People’s Choice Awards: 123 Hillcrest by Alphin Design Build

The winners of the 2016 George Matsumoto Prizesponsored by the non-profit organization North Carolina Modernist Houses, were announced during a special event held in McConnell Studios in Raleigh on Thursday night, July 21.

Recognizing excellence in North Carolina Modernist residential design, three projects were selected in two categories: The Jury Awards, chosen by a jury of six nationally celebrated architects and designers; and the People’s Choice Awards, selected through online public voting.

First Prize in the Jury Awards went to Will Alphin of Alphin Design Build, Raleigh, for 123 Hillcrest (pictured above), a four-level house in Raleigh’s Cameron Park neighborhood that integrates indoor-outdoor living and honors its owners’ aspirations for a progressive, sustainable home. As First Prize winner, the firm received $3000. (Builder: Alphin Design Build. Photography © James West/JWest Productions)

Jury Award Second Prize: Corbett residence by in situ studio.

Jury Award Second Prize: Corbett residence by in situ studio.

The Jury’s Second Prize went to Erin Sterling Lewis, AIA, and Matthew Griffith, AIA, of in situ studio, Raleigh, for the Corbett Residence in Bahama, NC, a single-story house expressed as a low black box that strikes a line across its sloping site, mimicking the horizon. As Second Prize winner, the firm received $2000. (Builder: Aiello Builders, Inc. Photography © Richard Leo Johnson / Atlantic Archives)

Jury Award Third Prize: Medlin residence by in situ studio.

Jury Award Third Prize: Medlin residence by in situ studio.

The Jury’s Third Prize also went to in situ studio for the Medlin Residence in Raleigh, a compact, L-shaped home that creates a courtyard between the house and a hillside and boldly allows an interior staircase to become a dominate form expressed on the facade. For Third Prize, the firm received $1000. (Builder: Kemp Harris, Inc. Photography © Richard Leo Johnson / Atlantic Archives)

People's Choice First Place: BlauHaus by STITCH Design Shop

People’s Choice First Place: BlauHaus by STITCH Design Shop

In the People’s Choice Awards, online voters’ First Place selection was Adam Sebastian, AIA, of STITCH Design Shop, Winston-Salem, for Blauhaus in Winston-Salem, a house sited parallel to a creek with a gabled roof form that gives a nod to the owner’s home in German yet maintains a distinctly modernist vocabulary. (Builder: Ken McDaniel. Photography by Adam Sebastian)

The People’s Choice Second Place honor went to the Jury’s First Prize winner — Alphin Design Build for 123 Hillcrest (pictured above).

People's Choice Third Place: Ciel 10 by Retro+Fit+Design

People’s Choice Third Place: Ciel 10 by Retro+Fit+Design

Third Place in the People’s Choice Awards went to Jason Well of Retro + Fit + Design, Asheville, for Ciel 10, a dramatic, custom-builder, for-sale house in the mountains that the architect created by shifting a series of cantilevered blocks to optimize views. (Builder: Bellwether Design Build. Photography © David Dietrich Photography)

The George Matsumoto Prize, supported by the McAdams Foundation, honors George Matsumoto, FAIA, a founding faculty member of North Carolina State University’s School of Design and architect of some of the state’s best-known and historically significant Modernist houses.  Each year Matsumoto serves as honorary jury chair.

For more information on North Carolina Modernist Houses and the other 2016 Matsumoto Prize entries, go to www.ncmodernist.org/prize2016.

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

The 2016 award winners will be announced

during the popular networking event.

prize2016-houses

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 http://www.ncmodernist.org/prize2016.

“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 www.mattmcconnell.com.

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 www.ncmodernist.org.

ARCHITECT magazine: “The Shortlist for This Year’s Matsumoto Prize Awards”

"Katamochi" by Mackey Mitchell Architects (Photo by Rob Travis)

“Katamochi” by Mackey Mitchell Architects (Photo by Rob Travis)

The annual program hosted by Durham, N.C.-based nonprofit organization, North Carolina Modernist Houses, selected 16 sites for its shortlist honoring modernist residential architect George Matsumoto.

 

North Carolina Modernist Houses (NCMH) has selected a shortlist of 16 submissions for this year’s Matsumoto Prize Awards. Recognizing modernist residences across the U.S. South, the Matsumoto Prize projects must be located within the region to be eligible. However, designers and architects can be located outside of it. This program is one of many conducted by NCMH, the Durham, N.C.-based nonprofit organization founded by 2016 AIA Collaborative Achievement Award winner George Smart (now NCMH’s executive director) that documents, preserves, and promotes modernist architecture across the country.

This year’s projects are all located in N.C., and range from deconstructivist mountain homes, to cantilevered, single-family residences in the suburbs, to spacious coastal dwellings. READ MORE…

NEWS & OBSERVER: “Public voting open for NC Modernist house design contest”

Corbett residence in Bahama by in situ studio and Aiello Builders, Inc. Courtesy of NC Modernist Houses (Photo by Richard Leo Johnson / Atlantic Archives)

Corbett residence in Bahama by in situ studio and Aiello Builders, Inc.  (Photo by Richard Leo Johnson / Atlantic Archives)

By Andrea Weigl

Public online voting for the 2016 George Matsumoto Prize, awarded for excellence in N.C. modernist residential design, is now open.

The public will help determine three “People’s Choice” winners. Anyone may vote by email (one time per email address) for his or her favorite entry until 5 p.m. June 29. Winners receive cash prizes from a pool of $6,000.

“These entries inspire people dreaming of a modernist house to know modernist design is affordable, efficient, sustainable and most importantly, a house their families will love for decades,” said N.C. Modernist Houses executive director George Smart, whose organization organizes the awards. READ MORE..

DEXIGNER: “2016 Matsumoto Prize Now Open for Online Voting”

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Online voting for the 2016 George Matsumoto Prize: Recognizing Excellence in North Carolina Modernist Residential Design, is now open.

The 2016 Matsumoto Prize, supported by the McAdams Foundation, includes public voting to determine three “People’s Choice” winners.

Anyone may vote by email (one time per email address) for his or her favorite entry starting today and running through June 29. READ MORE…

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