"Appetite 4 Architecture" Dinner Features Special Guest Kenneth Hobgood, FAIA

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  • Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, NC (1888PressRelease) February 11, 2012 - Kenneth Hobgood, FAIA, founder and principal of the award-winning firm Kenneth E. Hobgood Architects in Raleigh, will be a featured guest at Triangle Modernist Houses' "Appetite 4 Architecture" dinner on Tuesday, February 21, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in 18 Seaboard restaurant in Raleigh.

    Now in its third year, "Appetite 4 Architecture" dinners are sponsored by Triangle Modernist Houses (TMH), an award-winning, non-profit organization dedicated to documenting, preserving and promoting Modernist residential design. The purpose of the dinners is to give the general public a chance to dine with, and talk with, some of the Triangle area's finest architects in a relaxed, informal setting.

    Kenneth Hobgood is well known for modern, minimal, and timeless architecture of all types, especially houses. His work has been exhibited in Japan, Germany, Italy, England, and the US and featured in national journals and books such as Architectural Digest, the Wall Street Journal, Architectural Record, Arch Daily.com, and The New American House by James Trulove, Among his best known, award-winning residential designs are:

    The Gravely Khachatoorian House in Chapel Hill, which was featured in Architectural Digest.
    The Bugg House in Durham, which was featured in the Wall Street Journal.
    The house at 100 Hermitage Road in Charlotte, which was featured in Architectural Record.
    And the Paletz Moi House in the Durham, which was featured in the Raleigh News & Observer.

    Hobgood's firm recently completed a 22,000-square-foot, four-level, all-glass house in Kuwait City, Kuwait, that received a design award from the North Carolina chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA NC) in 2007 in the "unbuilt" category.

    Kenneth Hobgood has been a visiting critic at Auburn University, Carnegie Mellon, Georgia Tech and the University of Kentucky, and an adjunct professor at North Carolina State University since 1988. In 1997, he received the NC State University College of Design's Kamphoefner Prize for "consistent integrity and devotion to modern architecture."

    Joining Hobgood for the February 21 "A4A" dinner are Erin Sterling Lewis, AIA, of In Situ Studio in Raleigh, and Brian Shawcroft, AIA, a fellow recipient of the Kamphoefner Prize.

    The TMH "A4A" dinners are all held at 18 Seaboard, 18 Seaboard Avenue, No. 100, Raleigh, NC 27604. The dinners include three courses from a preselected menu (vegetarian options are available) plus coffee, water, tea, tax, and gratuity. Price per person is $53. Tickets are available at www.trianglemodernisthouses.com/a4a. Payments are nonrefundable except for event cancellation. All proceeds benefit TMH's ongoing documentation, preservation, and house tours programs. For more information on TMH call George Smart, 919-740-8407 or visit www.trianglemodernisthouses.com.

    For more information on Kenneth Hobgood, visit www.kennethhobgood.com.

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