Chappell Sponsors NCModernist Matsumoto Award

Chappell is thrilled to announce its official sponsorship of NCModernists’ George Matsumoto Prize. This collaboration further reinforces the firm’s commitment to connecting clients with current Triangle offerings while championing modern residential representation in new construction and custom-builds. 

Correction: In a previous publication, it was mistakenly reported that Chappell was sponsoring the Thirst4Architecture Series. While we are huge supporters of the T4A series, our firm is sponsoring the 2022 George Matsumoto Prize. This correction has been made across all Chappell platforms, and we regret any confusion it caused.

NCModernist event Sponsored by Chappell
Photos of NCModernist Thirst4Architecture event, attended by Chappell.

Chappell [Powered by Compass] is thrilled to announce its upcoming NCModernist’s George Matsumoto Prize sponsorship. As sponsors, the firm continues to advocate for the accessibility of modern architecture within the Triangle region while connecting clients directly with the developers, architects, and residential experts driving this movement. 

“Big picture? Chappell is working to redefine the distinctive architectural aesthetic of our current Triangle market.”


– Kevin Woody, Chief Operating Officer of Chappell x reroute


“Big picture? Chappell is working to redefine the distinctive architectural aesthetic of our current Triangle market. It’s a lofty goal for one firm, but thankfully, we aren’t pursuing it alone,” states Kevin Woody, Chief Operating Officer at Chappell. “Our sponsorship of NCModernist’s Matsumoto Award testifies to our ongoing commitment to celebrating this striking architectural style and ensuring Modern opportunities are accessible to clients as passionate about them as we are. We get closer to our goal with every contemporary collection our firm helps establish in the Triangle.”

Modern Raleigh Homes
Chappell agents attending the most recent Thirst4Architecture Event in Raleigh.

The Mission

The George Matsumoto Prize is North Carolina’s highest honor exclusively for Modernist residential architecture. The prize is awarded by a jury of internationally-known architects and experts, as well as through online public voting. The Matsumoto Prize, established in 2012 in recognition of one of the founding faculty members of North Carolina State University’s College of Design, is awarded to an exceptional example of NC modernist design.  Matsumoto created some of NC’s most iconic examples of modernist design, and his namesake design celebrates that legacy.  By awarding residential interpretations of modernism, NCModernist and now Chappell, invest in the future of modernism within the rich tapestry of North Carolina’s design heritage.

The organization also hosts hundreds of individuals across North Carolina within its growing Modernist network through monthly social events such as its Thirst4Architecture (T4A) Series. These free events often attract current Modernist homeowners, architects, artists, designers, and realtors; however, attendance is open to anyone with an affinity for the striking style.

NCModernist’s mission strives to create an accessible modernist community in NC; a goal Chappell is familiar with.

Clark Townhomes in Raleigh's Cameron Village
Chappell’s Clark Townhomes the sold-out, award-winning modern offerings in Raleigh, NC.

Since its founding, Chappell has paired modern buyers and sellers with some of the Triangle market’s most influential modern offerings. Notably, two of the firm’s previous modern developments, Clark Townhomes in the Village District and West + Lenior in Downtown Raleigh, were awarded by the City of Raleigh and the Downtown Raleigh Alliance respectively, for their community appearance and architectural impact.

What’s Next

Thanks to the firm’s continued representation of modernist listings in the Triangle’s residential market, Chappell has established itself as a leading resource for all things modern architecture in Greater Raleigh, Durham, and the RTP. In 2022, the firm will represent multiple modern offerings, including Tower Raleigh, passive-energy homes in the Village District, and Row 12, luxury homes on the Eastern gateway of Downtown Raleigh. Notably, Tower Raleigh was previously recognized with the esteemed Matsumoto Prize.

Tower Raleigh | Modern Homes in Raleigh
Tower Raleigh, Passive Energy Homes currently under construction in the Village District.

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About NCModernist

The goal of NCModernist is to raise awareness about Modernist preservation and maintain the legacy of exceptional design for future generations. The firm has been recognized with 16 awards for local, state, and national leadership in historic preservation, ensuring continued access to the most exciting residential architecture, past and present. What started as Triangle Modernist Houses in 2007 transitioned to a nonprofit 501C3 in 2009. By 2013, the project expanded statewide to become NCModernist®. Today our national site USModernist® hosts national and international tours; the largest open digital archive of well-known mid-century Modernist houses and architects in America; an architecture magazine library; and the USModernist Radio podcast.