George Smart is
Chair and Founder of the nonprofit Triangle Modernist Archive,
Inc, host to North Carolina Modernist Houses (NCMH), America's largest
open digital archive for Modernist residential
son of a Raleigh architect, for years he had no interest
whatsoever in architecture.
Then in 2007, late at
night, something happened. He was innocently Googling
late one night and his life changed forever. George
created NCMH and is widely recognized for advancing North
Carolina architecture through research, outreach, and advocacy.
George's passion for preservation and his demonstrated civic
commitment have earned a leadership reputation in the
George leads initiatives with
community-building strategies across a diverse population of
Modernist supporters. He has created an organization which
is a role model for advancing preservation and raising public
appreciation of Modernist design. His compelling and entertaining keynote,
Mayberry Modernism, shares how North Carolina became the third largest
concentration of Modernist houses in the country.
He has spoken to over 65 audiences all across North Carolina and
at 2014's Modernism Week in Palm Springs.
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