AECCafe: “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.” READ MORE…

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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.

 

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

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..

North Carolina Modernist Houses Announces the 2016 Matsumoto Prize Jury

Nationally known architects to judge annual Modernist house competition.

North Carolina Modernist Houses (NCMH), the award-winning non-profit organization dedicated to documenting, preserving, and promoting Modernist residential design across the state, has announced the 2016 George Matsumoto Prize Jury.

The 2016 jury will include luminaries in their field including Ray Kappe, of Los Angeles, CA; Alison Brooks of London, England; Joshua Prince-Ramus of New York, NY; Harry Wolf of Los Angeles, CA; Charles McMurray of Miami, FL; and Nathan Crowley of Los Angeles, the architect-turned-production designer whose most recent work was seen in the sci-fi feature “Interstellar.”

Now in its fifth year, the Matsumoto Prize honors George Matsumoto, a founding faculty member of North Carolina State University’s School of Design (now College of Design) and architect of some of the state’s best-known and historically significant Modernist houses.  Matsumoto serves as the honorary chair.

The Matsumoto Prize is a unique awards program. It is the only juried architecture competition in North Carolina that focuses solely on Modernist houses, provides financial awards, involves a national jury of Modernist architects, offers the opportunity for public voting, and connects to a major architectural archive.  Residential architects and designers entering the competition can be from anywhere but their houses must be in North Carolina.

“The Prize powerfully engages the greater community to be involved with the architecture they love,” says NCMH Executive Director George Smart. “The competition publicly showcases a new generation of outstanding Modernist architects and houses, promoting new talent and providing motivating honors and incentives in our state.”

The call for submissions will be announced in 2016.  For more information on the 2016 Matsumoto Prize, visit http://www.ncmodernist.org/prize2016.  To see past winners, go to http://www.ncmodernist.org/matsumotoprize.htm.

 

PROFESSIONAL BUILDER: “Modernism Flourishes in North Carolina”

The Aiyyer residence by CUBE Design+Research won first place in the 2015 George Matsumoto Prize design competition for Modernist homes in North Carolina. A vertical zinc wall visually anchors the single-story home. Photo: Richard Leo Johnson

The Aiyyer residence by CUBE Design+Research won first place in the 2015 George Matsumoto Prize design competition for Modernist homes in North Carolina. A vertical zinc wall visually anchors the single-story home. Photo: Richard Leo Johnson

By Susan Bady

North Carolina, I recently learned, has the third largest concentration of Modernist houses in the United States. A design competition, the George Matsumoto Prize, was created in 2012 especially for these homes. George Matsumoto, FAIA, is one of the founding faculty members of North Carolina State University’s School of Design and has designed some of the state’s most well-known and well-loved Modernist houses. Take a look at the winners of the 2015 competition and you’ll see a wide range of interpretations of this fascinating style.   READ MORE…

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