George Smart honored with the 2016 AIA Collaborative Achievement award

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Smart’s efforts with North Carolina Modernist Houses have increased the public’s awareness of modern architecture
The Collaborative Achievement Award recognizes and encourages distinguished achievements of allied professionals and others who have had a beneficial influence on or advanced the architectural profession.
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