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Global Architecture Platform Includes “15 Iconic Projects” by Frank Harmon

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The modern, green Sunday School building for the oldest church in Charleston, SC (Photo by Richard Leo Johnson)

Rethinking The Future.com, an online platform that “encourages and promotes excellence in Architecture on a global scale,” recently added “Frank Harmon Architects – 15 Iconic Projects” to its collection of Design Studio Portfolios. From the introduction:

Frank Harmon Architects is a design studio of architects and designers known for their place-specific approach towards architecture to create universal impacts. Founded in 1983 by Frank Harmon, the studio is recognised [sic] as the makers of modern, sustainable, innovative and regionally appropriate designs…

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The AIANC Center for Architecture & Design in downtown Raleigh, NC. (Photo by Tim Hursley)

The editorial team selected 15 of Frank’s projects “that present a blend of modernism and regionalism in their architecture.” CLICK HERE to read more and to see all 15 projects.

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Luxe Magazine: “A Modern Raleigh Home All About The Outdoors Is A Leading Architect’s Swan Song”

PHOTO BY BRIE WILLIAMS

By J. Michael Welton

When Raleigh, North Carolina, architect Frank Harmon heard what his client wanted in her new home, it must have sounded like music to his ears. “I told him that light was very important, as was access to the outdoors,” says homeowner Sepi Saidi. “I wanted to feel like I’m living outside, with natural light and greenery that feels like it’s coming right into the house.”

As a graduate of NC State University—the same school where Harmon teaches architecture—Sepi was aware the architect had been pursuing that grail for most of his 50-year career. Striking up a friendship with fellow professor Harwell Hamilton Harris, a former protégé of uber-modernists Rudolph Schindler and Richard Neutra, during his tenure left a lasting impact on Harmon, whose own architecture followed suit. His work has come to rely on living in natural light, merging structures and landscape and integrating spatial volumes—concepts he believes enhance the human experience.

The architect’s design for Sepi in Raleigh’s vibrant Cameron Village was no different. A civil engineer at the height of her career, Sepi requested a home that would center her—a retreat from her busy professional life. “Frank endeavored to create privacy in a very dense urban area,” Sepi says. “And he did: The home is simple, with clean lines, and calming.” READ MORE