Now through November 6, Fridays & Saturdays at Noon-6 p.m.; By appointment on other days.
Frank Harmon’s sketchbook is part of a special exhibition in downtown Durham of local artists’ sketchbooks curated and hosted by Don Wofford of Horse & Buggy Press in Durham. Visitors may also order high-quality digital prints of a specific page or spread in the books and copies of Frank’s published book, Native Places: Drawing as a Way to See, are available for purchase. An artists’ reception is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 25, 4-6 p.m. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public. Click here for more information or contact email@example.com
PS 118 Gallery and Event Space
118 West Parrish Street
Now through November 21, 2021
Frank Harmon, his work and principles, are included in a special exhibition in Venice coinciding with the 2021 Venice Architecture Biennale. A SOUTH FORTY provides “an overview of the current vitality of contemporary architecture and design in the American South…” by looking at the work of select architects who practice in the region.
The European Cultural Center
Grand Hall in Palazzo Mora
“And now for a few minutes with Frank Harmon…”
Frank Harmon is now a recurring guest on US Modernist Radio: Architecture You Love, the popular podcast hosted by George Smart and Frank King. Once a month, Smart will introduce the Raleigh architect/author with the tagline “And now for a few minutes with Frank Harmon.” Frank will then read excerpts from his book Native Places: Drawing as a Way to See.
Click here to listen via an assortment of apps.
The live shows will load each month at 3 p.m.
Past Author Events for Native Places
Thursday, June 24, 11 a.m. to noon
Hosted by AIA Louisiana Associates & Emerging Professionals Committee.
Frank Harmon pays a virtual visit to Baton Rouge, LA, this summer when he presents his illustrated talk on hand-drawn sketching and the value of looking closely at buildings and nature to make architecture. His goal: “to inspire architects by offering a sense of hope and possibility in the closely observed world outside our window.” For more information, click here.
Thursday, May 13, 4-5 p.m
AIA Indiana Welcomes Frank Harmon for a CD Webinar.
Celebrated architect Frank Harmon, FAIA, will join members and friends of the Indiana chapter of the American Institute of Architects (Indiana AIA) to discuss drawing, writing, and the making of architecture via a live, illustrated Zoom presentation. The event is free but registration is required.
For more information and to register, click here.
Thursday, April 22, 12 noon – 1 p.m.
Hosted by AIA Triangle
From his home and gardens in Raleigh, Frank will talk about drawing, writing, and the making of architecture via Zoom. “The goal is to inspire other architects by offering a sense of hope and possibility in the closely observed world outside our window.” A lively discussion and answer session will follow the lecture. The deadline to register is 10 am that day. (Registration required for CE credit)
For more information, to see the Learning Objectives, and to register, CLICK HERE.
Thursday, March 11th (4pm)
In a prerecorded discussion, Daniel and Frank will explore architectural elements in the Gregg Museum of Art & Design‘s installation of Johnston’s work. entitled A Thousand Throws.
A Virtual Event on YouTube
Frank Harmon will serve as Jury Chair for AIA South Carolina’s 2020 Design Awards. The online jury process will take place in October. A video will be prepared afterward for AIA-SC’s virtual awards presentation in November.
AIA South Carolina is headquartered in Columbia, SC, at 1520 Main Street C (pictured left). For more information about the process and presentation, call 803-252-6050)
Thursday, September 24th (7 pm)
The Muscarelle Museum of Art at William & Mary will host Frank Harmon, FAIA, as part of its ongoing series of virtual lectures by national and internationally recognized experts, which are free and available to the public. Frank will discuss his reasons for publishing Native Places, using several examples of his own work as illustrations. He will also read excerpts from the critically acclaimed book and answer questions after his lecture. The lecture series organizers will post information on how to attend Frank’s lecture on its Events Calendar as the date draws nearer.
Muscarelle Museum of Art
The College of William & Mary
603 Jamestown Rd.
Williamsburg, VA 23185
Thursday, September 10 (6 pm)
The Branch Museum of Architecture & Design in Richmond, VA, will host a Zoom webinar featuring Frank Harmon, FAIA, and his popular new book Native Places: Drawing as a Way to See. Along with reading excerpts from his book, Frank will discuss his love of traveling, his passion for hand-sketching “as a way to see,” and the influence both have had on his award-winning architectural work. An online Q&A will follow his presentation. Open to the public. Registration fee: $5.
The Branch Museum of Architecture & Design
Thursday, August 6 (1-2 pm)
Jacobs, a global professional services firm, will host “A Conversation with Esteemed Architect and Special Guest Frank Harmon, FAIA.” During the virtual event, Frank will share his book Native Places: Drawing as a Way to See with Jacobs team members across the USA and as far away as Kaiserslautern, Germany; Krakow, Poland; and Seoul, South Korea. Frank’s talk is part of the firm’s Thursday afternoon Architecture Series that Stephen Wakeman, AIA, Division VP and National Design Principal, organizes from his office in Jacobs’ Arlington, VA, location (pictured left).
1100 N. Glebe Road, Suite 500
Arlington, VA 22201
Wednesday, July 15
Frank Harmon, FAIA, joins Andrew Liles, AIA, Professor of Practice in Tulane University’s School of Architecture, for the latter’s Freehand Drawing & Observation Class.
Tulane School of Architecture
6823 St. Charles Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70118
Thursday, May 28 (4-5pm)
Quinn Evans Architects hosts a virtual event entitled “Frank Harmon Design Lecture: Native Places” as part of the D.C. office’s Design Morsel series. Open to members of the firm’s six locations, the series’ goal is to inspire and instigate design discussions while providing a break from daily work. Steven Spurlock, FAIA (Principal), Jeffrey Lee, FAIA (formerly of PBC&L in Raleigh), and event organizer Carolina Uechi will moderate questions at the end of the presentation.
Quinn Evans Architects
2121 Ward Place, NW, 4th Fl.
Washington, DC 20037
Thursday, May 21 (5-6 pm)
AIA|DC, District Architecture Center and the Washington Architectural Foundation will present a webinar/virtual book talk featuring Frank Harmon, FAIA, and his popular new book Native Places: Drawing as a Way to See. Open to the public. Architects can receive l.0 LU. Registration is required and viewing details will be in the confirmation email. Cost: $10 for students, Assoc. AIA, AIA, & DAC Members; $25 for Non-Members.
Tuesday, January 28 (2-3 pm)
Presentation and book-signing event for the residents of The Cardinal at North Hills, an upscale senior retirement community in Midtown Raleigh. Quail Ridge Books will provide copies of Native Places: Drawing as a Way to See, which Frank will sign after his presentation.
The Cardinal at North Hills
4030 The Cardinal at N. Hills Street
Raleigh, NC 27609
Thursday, January 16 (6-8 pm)
The Lucy Daniels Foundation will host a book-signing event for Frank Harmon and Native Places during January’s “Thirst4Architecture,” a casual social event for architecture enthusiasts sponsored by North Carolina Modernist Houses. The event will be held in the modern Lucy Daniels Building that Frank designed. Free and open to the public. Parking is available in the rear of the building and along the street.
The Lucy Daniels Building
629 Oberlin Road
Raleigh, NC 27605
Saturday and Sunday, December 7-8 (noon – 6 pm)
Sketches from Native Places: Drawing as a Way to See by Frank Harmon will be part of a special art show and sale including new works by artists Abie Harris, FAIA (former university architect at NC State), Burt Sult, Drew Deane and Corey Mason.
Thursday, November 21st (5:30-6:30 pm) and Saturday, November 23rd (10 am-1 pm)
The Branch Museum of Architecture & Design hosts a presentation and book signing event for architect/author Frank Harmon on Native Places on November 21st. (Books will be available for purchase.)
Harmon will then lead an Urban Sketching workshop in the museum’s vicinity on Saturday the 23rd.
The Branch Museum of Architecture & Design
2501 Monument Avenue
Richmond, Va. 23220
(Free and open to the public)
Tuesday, November 12th (11:30 am-1 pm)
AIA Austin welcomes Frank Harmon, FAIA, to its “Design Talks” luncheon series as he discusses and signs copies of his new book Native Places: Drawing as a Way to See and addresses the concept for a new AIA Austin Center for Architecture & Design.
Introduction by Austin-based architect Lawrence Speck
Books provided by BookPeople
Austin Central Library
710 W. Cesar Chavez St.
Austin, TX 78701
AIA Austin: 512-452-4332
Advance ticket information at www.aiaaustin.org
Thursday, October 24th (5:30 pm) and Saturday, October 26th (9 a.m. to noon).
Cameron Art Museum welcomes Frank Harmon and his new book Native Places for a special reception, presentation, and book-signing event on the 24th. (Books will be available for purchase.)
On Saturday the 26th, Harmon will lead an Urban Sketching Workshop in historic downtown Wilmingtoin..
Cameron Art Museum
3201 South 17th Street
Wilmington, NC 28412
Monday, September 23 (6 – 7:30 pm)
“Drawing as a Way to See,” a lecture by Frank Harmon, FAIA, including reading from his new book Native Places, Q&A, and book signing.
Hosted by the Lecture Committee, Architecture Department
Burns Auditorium, Kamphoefner Hall
College of Design, NC State University
Raleigh, NC 27607
(Free and open to the public)
Sunday, June 2 (2 pm)
Presentation and Book Signing
Introduction by architect Bill Carpenter, FAIA,
A Capella Books
208 Haralson Ave. NE (Little Five Points)
Atlanta, GA 30307
Sunday, April 14 (1 pm)
Author presentation and book signing
Introduction by Architecture Professor Ryan Madsen, Savannah College of Art & Design
E. Shaver, Bookseller
326 Bull Street, Historic Madison Square
Savannah, GA 31401
September 30 (2-4 p.m.):
Art Exhibition | Opening Reception including gallery talk | Book Signing
213 Fayetteville Street (below street level)
Raleigh, NC 27601
The exhibition will run through December 2018.