Architecture You Love A North Carolina 501C3 Educational Nonprofit Archive Documenting, Preserving, and Promoting Residential Modernist Architecture


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Knock Knock: North Carolina's Most Unusual Houses was a collaborative effort between the News and Observer and NCMH to spotlight North Carolina Modernist residential architecture. Knock Knock first ran in the Durham Herald-Sun during 2013. The series ended in summer 2015.

2013: Jan Feb Mar Apr May ---- Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
2014: Jan Feb Mar Apr ---- Jun Jul ---- ---- Oct ---- Dec
2015: ---- Feb Mar Apr ---- Jun

NCMH Documents Located at NCSU Special Collections
North Carolina buildings on the National Register of Historic Places
Pioneering Black Architects in North Carolina through 1970
Pioneering Women Architects in North Carolina through 1970
What I've Learned - Insightful observations on life and design from North Carolina architects and designers
Incomplete 1984-2013 Triangle area architecture awards, including Spectator and AIA Triangle, and some SAR (South Atlantic Regional AIA)
Current NC General Statutes on Architects and Architecture -- what's allowed in the profession and what's not
Preservation North Carolina Booklet on Preservation Tax Credits

2016 Oakwood: Cherry/Gordon vs. Wiesners NC Court of Appeals Ruling.
2014 Oakwood: Cherry/Gordon vs. Wiesners Superior Court Ruling.
Milton Small - Stahl House Report, by MdM Historical Consultants.
Owen Smith - Smith House Report, by MdM Historical Consultants.
2014 Oakwood: Oak City Preservation Alliance pamphlet.
2013 Sweet Homes Coloring Book. Not just for kids!
2013 Durham Magazine article on George Smart.
2012 1950's Modern Mail-Order houses, by David Hill.
2011 Charlotte Observer - NCMH saves a Charlotte house by AG Odell.
2011 RPPN article on NCMH's Pioneering Black Architects in North Carolina.
2010 RPPN article on George Smart and Mayberry Modernism.
2010 AIA North Carolina Design Awards.
2010 Forsyth County South Suburban Area Plan Draft.
2010 Richard Neutra's Cyclorama in Gettysburg PA. 
2009 Greensboro Historic Resources Survey 1940-1970.
2009 Raleigh Historic Districts Commission on Modernism.
2009 Modernist House Survey, New Canaan CT. Report. Appendices.
2009 Forsyth County Phase III Survey Report by Fearnbach History Services, Inc.
2009 Fayetteville Modern Architecture Survey Report by MdM Historical Consultants.
2008 Fayetteville Street Study, Raleigh, by MdM Historical Consultants.
2008 Forsyth County Phase II Report by Fearnbach History Services, Inc.
2007 AIA North Carolina Design Award winners 1955-2007.
2006 The Development of Modernism in Raleigh 1945-1965 by M. Ruth Little.
1998 Guide Map to 20th Century Architecture in Raleigh, developed by architect Russ Stephenson, the Raleigh Arts Commission, and AIA Triangle. Pageone and page two.
NCSU Special Exhibition on Eduardo Catalano.
NCSU Special Exhibition on George Matsumoto.
1994 Early Modern Architecture in Raleigh Associated with the Faculty of the NCSU School of Design by David Black.
1992 Raleigh Comprehensive Architectural Survey Final Report by Helen Patricia Ross.
1978 Raleigh Architectural and Historical Inventory, by the City of Raleigh.
1960's The North Carolina State Capital Plan was a visionary effort to revolutionize downtown Raleigh in the wake of the then-new Legislative Building. Sure, it sounds like a lame government report -- until you see how beautiful the plan was!
1960 The South Builds, written by Terry Waugh, Elizabeth Waugh, and Henry Kamphoefner with extensive descriptions and photos of southern MCM.
1960's Brochure from Ezra Meir, structural engineer for many Modernist buildings in North Carolina and former owner of the Catalano House. Includes many photos.
1960's Douglas Fir Second Homes for Leisure Living, including designs from George Matsumoto and others.
1956 AIA Regional Conference for the South Atlantic District. Tour guide for Chapel Hill, Durham, Raleigh.
1954 Treasury of Contemporary Houses
1950's Architectural Record Mid-Century Houses Technical Guide

coming soon:

Wake County Wachovia Building Company Contemporary Ranch House, by MdM Historical Consultants.
West Raleigh Historic District, by MdM Historical Consultantsts.
Durham County Downtown Historic District Update, by MdM Historical Consultants.
Wilbur and Martha Carter House, by MdM Historical Consultants.
James B. Dudley HS and Gymnasium, by MdM Historical Consultants.