“Frank Harmon has spent the past three decades fine-tuning his thoughtful, regional modernism.” – Residential Architect magazine
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…
The Huffington Post: In North Carolina, A Gutsy Move
Thursday, December 2, 2010
By J. Michael Welton
When it breaks ground on its new headquarters building in downtown Raleigh on Dec. 9, the North Carolina chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA NC) also will be deploying three essential tools needed to scale this cliff-like economic downturn known as the Great Recession.
They are vision, courage and leadership.
News & Observer: Historic church plans new ‘front door’
Sunday, November 14, 2010
By Yonat Shimron – Staff Writer
RALEIGH — A decade after it built a new facility to house a day care center, classrooms and a gym, First Presbyterian Church is ready to build again.
ArchitectureWeek: Architecture People & Places
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
The replacement Lath House (pictured above) has been completed at North Carolina State University’s JC Raulston Arboretum, in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Architects+Artisans: “A ‘Learning Rail’ at Woods’ Edge”
Friday, November 5, 2010
By Mike Welton
On what was, a decade ago, a toxic dumping ground in southeastern Raleigh, an urban wetlands center now triumphantly embraces nature while it hovers lightly near a creek-fed, 30-acre forest.
“Our goal was to return it to the people,” said architect Frank Harmon of the Walnut Creek Urban Wetlands Center. “We wanted to make it a symbol of environmental sustainability and accessible to everyone.”
Arch Daily: Walnut Creek Wetlands Center/Frank Harmon Architect
Sunday, October 31, 2010
By Andrew Rosenberg — Filed under: Educational ,Selected , Frank Harmon Architect, USA, Wood
The Walnut Creek Wetland Center is a 7,500 square foot Visitor Center that is part of a transformation of over 50 acres of abused, polluted wetlands in southeast Raleigh 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.