Mayberry Modernisn – NC’s Modernist Legacy

AIA (American Institute of Architects) Section Meeting
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
12:00noon
Trinity Episcopal Church
60 Church Street, Downtown Asheville

1941 – Sprinza Weizenblatt residence, 46 Marlbrough Road, Asheville, designed by Marcel Breuer. (Photo by Mary Jo Brezny)

What may be a surprise to many people is that North Carolina has the third most modernist houses than anywhere in the country. An exploration of some of the state’s modernist gems will be given at this month’s section meeting.

George Smart, board chairman and founder of Triangle Modernist Houses, an award-winning 501C3 nonprofit organization devoted to preserving modern architecture in North Carolina will give the presentation with images and information about note worthy 20th century homes across the state. “Most people, even many architects, are surprised by the numbers,” Smart said. “I’ll discuss the history of modernist houses in North Carolina and show the audience terrific houses from both the past and the present.” Smart is a passionate advocate for Modernist architecture, and has facilitated the public’s discovery of these “livable sculptures” through presentations around the state. His knowledge of North Carolina modernism combined with the innovative use of technology for preservation has quickly established a national reputation for research and advocacy.

The public is invited to attend this meeting.  RSVP to rsvp@aiaasheville.org .

$15 AIA Members, Allied Members, Sponsors
$10 Interns, Associate members
$20 Non-members

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