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Members-Only Program: Down The Property Research Rabbit Hole with George Smart,

Down The Property Research Rabbit Hole with George Smart,

USModernist is the largest open digital archive for Modernist houses in the world. And inadvertently, it’s become a repository for 4.3 million pages of architecture and design magazines documenting nearly all major buildings in the US built environment.

Join Executive Director George Smart HAIA as he shares tips and techniques for researching properties. From public databases to mining USModernist’s own archives, you’ll learn and access useful and practical tools and resources to make your next project faster and more comprehensive.


George Smart HAIA is founder and CEO of USModernist®, the world's largest nonprofit educational archive dedicated to the documentation, preservation, and promotion of Modernist residential design. A passionate advocate for Modernism, George  has been one of the nation's leaders in raising awareness preserving this important architectural movement. He is a frequent speaker to architecture, design, preservation, real estate, and museum groups. Previously, he worked for 30 years as a management consultant with clients such as Boeing, Microsoft, Cisco, Harvard Business School, and UNC-Chapel Hill.   He is one of the few to be bestowed an Honorary AIA by the American Institute of Architects.


By connecting detailed information, histories, and maps, helps Modernist houses in danger be purchased or otherwise preserved. They raise awareness about Modernist preservation and preserve the legacy of exceptional design for future generations. They have been recognized with 18 awards for local, state, and national leadership in historic preservation, giving thousands of people access to the most exciting residential architecture, past and present. connects people with their past or their future dream homes and preserves histories for future generations. Started as Triangle Modernist Houses in 2007 — and becoming a nonprofit 501C3 in 2009 — by 2013 the project expanded statewide to become NCModernist®. In 2015, they launched USModernist® which hosts national and international tours; the largest open digital archive of Modernist houses and architects in America; an architecture magazine library and the USModernist Radio podcast.

Learn about USModernist in Palm Springs and their nonprofit mission of documentation, preservation, and promotion of Modernist houses at