The AIA has selected George Smart as the winner of the 2016 Collaborative Achievement Award for his work with North Carolina Modernist Houses (NCMH), which creates “fresh awareness” of modern architecture through its mission to "document, preserve, and promote modernist architecture" across the US. The award, to be presented at the 2016 AIA National Convention and Design Exposition in Philadelphia, recognizes and encourages distinguished achievements of allied professionals, clients, organizations, architect teams, knowledge communities, and others who have had a beneficial influence on or advanced the architectural profession.
Through his work at NCMH, Smart has created the largest digital inventory of modernist houses in the United States. Anyone, from civic leaders to historians, students and homebuyers can search this index for information, creating a new public appreciation for modern design. Learn more about the awardee here.