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Frank Harmon, FAIA

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Frank Harmon, FAIA, has designed sustainable modern buildings across the Southeast for 30 years. He discovered architecture as a child playing in the streams and woods of his native Greensboro, North Carolina. His work engages pressing contemporary issues such as “placelessness,” sustainability, and the restoration of cities and nature. His buildings are specific to their region and use materials such as hurricane-felled cypress and rock from local quarries to connect the structure to its landscape. Airy breezeways, outdoor living spaces, deep overhangs, and wide lawns embody the vernacular legacy of the South while maintaining a distinguished modernism.

Frank is a graduate of the Architectural Association in London and a professor at the N
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I also enjoy the challenge of just what to leave out and what to put in. A good paragraph or a good story is a little like the plan of a house. Just as changing a wall or a room in one part of the house may affect all parts of the house , so changing a word or a sentence can ripple through all the pieces of a story. (less)
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Book Talks in the Time of Coronavirus: Frank Harmon Goes Virtual

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On Thursday, May 21, from 5-6 p.m., Frank Harmon, FAIA, will discuss his book, Native Places: Drawing as a Way to See, and his intent to change the way we observe the world around us, via an interactive webinar sponsored by American Institute of Architect’s Washington, DC. chapter.


Architects will receive LU credits by attending.


The virtual event is open

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