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
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.
You can't save something if you don't know where it is or why it is
USModernist Overview (4 min)
is part of the 501C3
nonprofit Modernist Archive Inc., recognized
for leadership in historic preservation with
12 local, state, and
With three major sections,
is America’s largest open digital archive of residential Modernist
houses and architects.
The USModernist Masters Gallery covers nearly every
house, built and unbuilt, by Frank Lloyd Wright (Sr. and Jr.), Neutra, Lautner, Saarinen, Schindler, Williams (Paul
and E. Stewart), Ain, Jones, Gwathmey and 60 other major 20th century Modernist architects.
The award-winning archive documents 7,000 Modernist houses and has been featured at:
The USModernist Radio podcast,
now in it's 5th year, makes architecture accessible and entertaining through
engaging conversations 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
Alexandra Lange, Nathanial Kahn, Kate Wagner, Sarah Susanka, and many more.
named USModernist Radio #2 in their Top Nine design podcasts! USModernist Radio has been featured at:
The USModernist Library is
home to 2.6 million pages
(6,000+ issues) of nearly every major US architecture and design magazine since 1891, full
editions all downloadable, searchable, and free to access.
The extensive 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:
founder and Executive Director,
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
In 2009, DWELL called him the Lorax of Modernist houses. George has written for Atomic Ranch and has been featured at:
USModernist is proud to participate each year at Modernism Week in Palm
Springs, celebrating with a huge benefit gala at the Kirk Douglas Estate, giving
public lectures and
serving on discussio panels, and hosting the USModernist Compound at the Hotel Skylark.
Contacts: George Smart, Executive Director,
Rebekah Laney, Development