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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 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. With three major sections, USModernist® is America’s largest open digital archive of residential Modernist houses and architects.

The Masters Gallery 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.  The archive documents 7,000 Modernist houses, past and present, built and unbuilt, of 20th century Modernist residential design. The Masters Gallery has been featured at:

The USModernist Radio podcast engages fun conversation with fascinating people who own, sell, create, love, and hate Modernist architecture, the most controversial buildings in the world. Featured guests include Moshe Safdie, Josh Ramus, Tom Kundig, Marlon Blackwell, Frank Harmon, Paul Goldberger, Eric Lloyd Wright, Debbie Millman, Larry Scarpa, Kelly Lynch, Eames Demetrios, Raymond and Dion Neutra, Susan and Eric Saarinen, Alexandra Lange, Nathanial Kahn, Kate Wagner, Sarah Susanka, and more. USModernist Radio has been featured at:

The USModernist architecture magazine library houses 2.6 million pages (6,000+ issues) of nearly every major US architecture magazine since 1891, full editions all downloadable, searchable, and with free access. The library includes Architectural Record, Progressive Architecture, Residential Architect, Architectural Forum, House+Home, AIA New York Oculus, the Architectural Index, 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 7.1.2019