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The 1954 Catalano House in Raleigh NC, sadly destroyed in 2001. Photo by Ezra Stoller.
A Nonprofit 501C3 Educational Archive Documenting, Preserving, and Promoting Modernist Residential Architecture

America’s brilliant mid-century Modernist houses are “livable works of art” torn down in record numbers – largely because buyers, sellers, and realtors don’t realize the importance of what they have – or how to preserve, repair, and protect them. 

USModernist Overview (4 min)

You can't save something if you don't know where it is or why it is important. USModernist.org is America’s largest open digital archive of residential Modernist houses and architects -- documenting 6,500 Modernist houses, past and present, built and unbuilt, of 20th century Modernist residential design. There are three major areas of USModernist.

The Masters Gallery archive covers nearly every Wright (Sr. and Jr.), Neutra, Lautner, Saarinen, Schindler, Williams (Paul and E. Stewart), Ain, Jones, Gwathmey and 40 other major 20th century Modernist architects. Researchers, buyers, sellers, real estate agents, agents, students, journalists, and the public use the site every day.

The USModernist Radio podcast engages conversation with fascinating people who own, sell, create, love, and hate Modernist architecture. Featured guests include Moshe Safdie, Paul Goldberger, Eric Lloyd Wright, Debbie Millman, Will Bruder, Kelly Lynch, Eames Demetrios, Raymond Neutra, Susan Saarinen, Alexandra Lange, Nathanial Kahn, Kate Wagner, and Sarah Susanka, and more.  USModernist Radio has been  featured at:


The USModernist architecture magazine library houses 2.5 million pages (6,000+ issues) of nearly every major US design magazine since 1891, full editions all downloadable, searchable, and with free access to the public. The library includes Architectural Record, Progressive Architecture, Architectural Forum, House+Home, AIA New York Oculus, among many others. The USModernist Library has been featured at:

USModernist is part of the North Carolina 501C3 nonprofit Modernist Archive Inc., recognized for leadership in historic preservation with 12 local, state, and national awards


USModernist’s founder and Executive Director, George Smart, received 2016 AIA Institute Honors for Collaborative and Professional Achievement, their highest award for a non-architect. He is the host of USModernist Radio and speaks around the country to design, museum, and real estate organizations. George has written for Atomic Ranch and has been featured at:


Contacts: George Smart, Executive Director, george@usmodernist.org, 919.740.8407; Rebekah Laney, Development Director, rebekah@usmodernist.org, (865) 414-5800.  Meet the team.

Updated 4.2019