When: Fri., Nov. 8, 7-9 p.m. 2013
Since N.C. State started its design school in 1948, it has hosted innovative faculty such as Buckminster Fuller, Matthew Nowicki and Lewis Mumford. That tradition produced students versed in the cutting edge of design and architecture, along with a ripple effect throughout the Raleigh area as those students took their degrees into their communities.
Today, Raleigh boasts more Modernist houses than anywhere outside of Los Angeles and Chicago. At this event, architectural historian George Smart, founder of North Carolina Modernist Houses, presents his unfortunately titled "Mayberry Modernism" talk, exploring this eye-catching style that reached its high point in the 1950s and 60s. Smart's presentation is richly illustrated with stunning photographs of Raleigh-area architectural treasures. Food, drinks and music will accompany the talk. —Chris Vitiello