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North Carolina Architect To Address Summer Seminar at Harvard University
Frank Harmon, FAIA, will discuss "The House: Regionalism in a Global Environment."
Harmon will speak during a two-day seminar entitled “The House: Regionalism in a Global Environment.”
The seminar will examine the question of the house and regionalism as determined by a specific place, advances in technology, and larger global influences.
Among the other speakers for this seminar are Peter Bohlin of Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, Pittsburgh and Wilkes-Barre, PA; Dan Rockhill of Rockhill+Associates, Lecompton, KS; and architect/author Witold Rybczynski of Philadelphia, PA.
Frank Harmon is nationally known for modern, innovative, regionally appropriate and sustainable design. When Harmon received the 2013 F. Carter Williams Gold Medal, the highest honor given by the American Institute of Architects North Carolina chapter, AIA NC Executive Director David Crawford described his work as “architecture so deeply rooted to the influence of place that one could hardly imagine it existing elsewhere. It is architecture that capitalizes on the potential of the delicate balance between modernist sensibilities and the pragmatism of the vernacular.”
According to Harvard’s website, learning objectives for the seminar Harmon will address are: to compare historical and contemporary regional forms; to investigate energy saving building types; to compare recent material and technical innovations and timeless solutions; and to identify relevant professional practice techniques. For more information on the seminar: http://execed.gsd.harvard.edu/
For more information on Frank Harmon, visit www.frankharmon.com.
About Frank Harmon, FAIA:
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