“Frank Harmon has spent the past three decades fine-tuning his thoughtful, regional modernism.” – Residential Architect magazine
Architectural Record: “Meet The Architects” Interview
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
At the American Institute of Architects annual conference Architectural Record spoke with a diverse group of designers—including James Timberlake, Brad Cloepfil, Lawrence Scarpa, and many other important architects [including Frank Harmon, FAIA].
North Carolina architect Frank Harmon discusses his work with Architectural Record senior editor and GreenSource managing editor Jane Kolleeny at the American Institute of Architects conference in New Orleans.
Frank Harmon Architect PA Makes “Architect 50″ List for Third Straight Year
Monday, May 16, 2011
The small Raleigh, NC, firm ranks 21st this year among the top 50 firms in the nation.
May 16, 2011 (Raleigh, NC) – For the third consecutive year, Frank Harmon
Architect PA has made Architect magazine’s “Architect 50” list of architectural firms from across the nation, placing 21st.
Architect magazine ranks firms for its annual Architect 50 list based on a composite assessment of the firms’ commitment to sustainability, design quality, and profitability.
“The usual rating of firms by gross billing, number of employees, etc., would not include our firm,” said Frank Harmon, FAIA, principal of Frank Harmon Architect PA. “But when we are rated on design recognition for our clients, sustainability, and financial performance, our firm shows up well.”
“By looking at the whole picture, we’re able to honor not the biggest, but the best,” writes executive editor Amanda Kolson Hurley in the May 2011 edition of the national journal. “The 2011 Architect 50…shows that [architecture] and [architecture/engineering] firms, large and small, can do well in this economy.”
AECCafe: Walnut Creek Wetland Center in Raleigh, North Carolina, by Frank Harmon Architect PA
Friday, May 6, 2011
The 7500-square-foot Walnut Creek Wetland Center is part of the transformation of over 50 acres of abused, polluted wetlands in southeast Raleigh, North Carolina, near the downtown urban center, into a living, natural resource for the city. By reclaiming the wetlands area, the Center promotes understanding and protection of an urban wetland, enhances community pride, and encourages economic development in this area of the city. It also provides an accessible “quiet zone” for communing with nature while preserving the natural beauty of the wetland, protecting the habitat of numerous species, and lifting the spirits of those who visit it.
Architects+Artisans: Frank Harmon – The Taliesin Experiment
Monday, April 25, 2011
We are fortunate not only that North Carolina-based artist-turned-architect Frank Harmon made his first pilgrimage to Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin recently, but also chose to put pen to paper - in more ways than one – while he was there. His impressions follow:…
AECCafe.com Architecture Showcase: Winterview Residence in Hendersonville, North Carolina
Friday, April 15, 2011
The clients’ property is situated along a steeply sloped, heavily wooded ravine in the mountains of North Carolina. They asked us for a modern house that embodied the tactile qualities of the mountains and allowed the beauty of the surrounding landscape to dominate. Requested spaces include an artist’s studio, living room, master and guest suites, a study/library, and a goat barn…
TreeHugger.com: Architect Frank Harmon on the Modern Myths of Green Design
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Press releases often take a short trip from my inbox to trash, but the one from Raleigh, NC architect Frank Harmon caught my eye with its title “Architect Frank Harmon Debunks Modern Myths about Sustainable Design.” Known to TreeHugger for his Prairie Ridge Eco-Station, what he calls “myths” are hardly that, but worth repeating anyway…
Arch Daily.com: Low Country Residence/Frank Harmon Architect
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
This house was designed by Frank Harmon Architect to tread lightly on its lush site, and to evoke the feeling of living outdoors. The long shape and one-room-deep floor plan create a slender footprint and give each room windows and porches overlooking Shem Creek. Operable windows provide natural cross-ventilation and lighting. Approaching the house under a canopy of moss-draped live oaks and up a gentle ramp, the view of the marsh – replete with blue herons and water lilies – appears like an element in a Japanese painting. A modern interpretation of Charleston’s historic shutters provides protection from harsh weather and summer sun.
House and Garden Design.com: Modern Tree House — Strickland-Ferris Residence by Frank Harmon Archite
Saturday, December 18, 2010
Situated on a steep hill and surrounded by birch and oak 150 years in Raleigh, North Carolina, Strickland-Ferris Residence is not your typical house of the forest. Designed by architect Frank Harmon, this house at 1800 sq .- ft., perched above the ground on wooden trellises and concrete pillars, allowing water to seep under and appearing as if he was ready to flee. The exterior glass and steel, draw a fine line between exterior materials and a modern interior, which ended with sparkling floors in cherry wood columns and beams and a steel ladder reused.
Inhabitat: LEED Platinum Building Planned for AIA NC’s Headquarters
Friday, December 17, 2010
By Jessica Daily
While rooftop gardens are fast becoming the norm in major cities like San Francisco and New York, the new headquarters of the North Carolina chapter of the American Institute of Architects is bringing the first green roof to Raleigh. Designed by Frank Harmon Architect PA, the building is set to meet LEED platinum standards…
Arch Daily: AIA NC’s New ‘Green’ Headquarters / Frank Harmon
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
By Alison Furuto
After two years of planning and waiting for financing, the North Carolina chapter of the American Institute of Architects, designed by Frank Harmon Architect PA, finally held its official, public groundbreaking ceremony for its new headquarters building and design center on Thursday, December 9, at 11:30 a.m.
The building will be constructed on an oddly shaped, previously unused lot on Peace and Wilmington streets between Peace College and the NC Government Complex. The new building will also be designed to meet LEED standards at the Platinum level. The AIA NC Center for Architecture & Design will be “a modern building with a green heart,” as Frank Harmon, FAIA, likes to call it, whose firm won a professional competition for the project in 2008. More images and project description after the break…