Frank Harmon Architect

Founded in 1983, Frank Harmon Architect was a design studio of architects, designers, and makers whose work engaged pressing contemporary needs such as sustainability, placelessness, and the restoration of cities and nature. Located in a building the firm designed – a flagship structure for urban, environmentally sustainable design – the studio also functioned as a workshop in which ideas were tested on various scales, from cities and wilderness areas to stair treads and birdhouses.

In 2013, AIA NC honored the firm’s principal, Frank Harmon, FAIA, with the F. Carter Williams Gold Medal, the highest award AIA NC presents to an architect. In all, Frank Harmon Architect won over 60 design awards, and the most AIA NC awards of any North Carolina firm.

Frank Harmon Architect stopped taking on new projects in November 2015. He now collaborates with Somos Design, an architectural design collective in Raleigh, NC. Frank will continue to write Native Places, a collection of drawings and writing about buildings and landscape: He will lecture at conferences and teach at the College of Design at North Carolina State University.

LOCATION: North Carolina