Support the Architecture You Love!

USModernist® is a Nonprofit 501C3 Educational Archive For the Documentation, Preservation, and Promotion of Residential Modernist Architecture

The Eduardo Fernando Catalano House, sadly destroyed in 2001. Photo by Ezra Stoller.

America’s mid-century Modernist houses are brilliant, livable works of art, yet they are being bulldozed in record numbers – largely because buyers, sellers, realtors, and cities are unaware of their importance – or how to preserve, repair, and protect them. Founded in 2009, USModernist and NCModernist have been recognized with local, state, and national awards for nonprofit leadership in historic preservation.

USModernist® is the definitive online resource for Modernist residential architecture, focusing on the most prominent Modernist architects and houses across America. The detailed content is unrivaled -- causing visitors to return again & again. We punch way above our weight with passionate dedicated volunteers and a small part-time staff, so attracting members, donors, and sponsors is critical. You can participate through a variety of attractive options:

Join the Mod Squad

The Mod Squad is a thriving community of people dedicated to the love of Modernist residential design. Mod Squad members are into design, architecture, art, food, travel, furniture, fashion, and fun. Membership connects you with like-minded people, building new and meaningful relationships. Details.


Your gift assures that millions of page of documents, tens of thousands of photos, and hundreds of architect biographies have a continuous protected, maintained home and stay available to the public without charge. Your contribution insures people continue to access primary sources of Modernist information and inspiration for the architecture they love. All donations are tax-deductible. Details.


From a weekly newsletter to a wildly popular tour series to amazing Modernist house tours to a nationally-recognized podcast USModernist Radio, you can sponsor programming that reaches an enthusiastic, design-oriented audience who seek out new products, exciting experiences, and creative services. USModernist is your the best connection to influential, artistic, intelligent, highly educated, affluent people who love Modernist design. Many are in the market to buy, rent, build or renovate using Modernist-knowledgeable sources and professionals. Details.


USModernist curates and leads tours to Europe, Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater, Modernism Week in Palm Springs, New York, Chicago, and points all around North Carolina. Over 18,000 people have discovered great architecture through our focused Modernist tours. Details.

In addition, you may be interested in donating architecture magazines or volunteering. Demand for our work has never been higher, and the need for your support has never been greater!

With much appreciation,


Rebekah Laney, Director of Development, 865.414.5800