The Team

USModernist® and NCModernist® are part of Modernist Archive, Inc., a 501C3 educational nonprofit archive committed to documenting, preserving, and promoting residential Modernist architecture. Our work raises awareness, connects people with their passion for preservation, preserves the legacy of exceptional design for future generations.


George Smart

Founder/Executive Director. George's wife refers to this project as "a 13-year seizure."


Rebekah Laney

Development. She just left you a voicemail.

Frank Harmon FAIA

National Affairs. Sends alerts when our fenestration needs a parti hat.


Angela Roehl

Tours. Angela books exciting architecture tours then leads them. She really hates this.


Virginia Faust

Monitors iconic houses across NC day after day, for years.


Cindy Stratton

Not her real name. pays bills from a secret underground bunker near starbucks.

Daniel Perrin

Social Media. Daniel has 15 years experience, total.


Catherine Cramer

Research. She can find any Modernist house. Resistance is futile.


Iva Kravitz

strategy pr. it's pronounced kray-vitz. She knows everybody.

Michael Locke

Research. He shoots thousands of houses in LA. With his camera.

Carie Chesarino

Research. first day on the job, she solved a huge cold case.


Tom Guild

Engineer and Announcer. He met the Rolling Stones but not Frank Gehry.

Ron Gallagher

Editor. He corrects grammer, too.

Modernist Archive Inc. Board of Directors

Anne Stoddard, Sharon Glazener, George Smart, Eleanor Stell, and Caterri Woodrum.


USModernist provides donors, volunteers, and advocates the information and organization they require to passionately engage the documentation, preservation, and promotion of US residential Modernist architecture.


USModernist provides documentation for nearly every iconic Modernist house in America. We educate the public to preserve Modernism through our archives, giving millions of people access to the most exciting residential architecture, past and present.

USModernist at Modernism Week in Palm Springs