Archinect - News 2015-11-29T02:08:40-05:00 Frank Harmon, FAIA, Receives Prestigious Gold Medal Plus Four Project Awards kimweiss 2013-09-19T18:09:00-04:00 >2013-09-23T21:14:48-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <em><strong>After an evening aboard the USS North Carolina, the Raleigh architect took home AIA NC&rsquo;s highest honor as well as four awards for his firm&rsquo;s completed projects.</strong></em></p> <p> September 19, 2013 (Raleigh, NC) -- After what turned out to be a very big night for his small, Raleigh-based firm, architect <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frank Harmon, FAIA,</a> went home with the <strong>F. Carter Williams Gold Medal</strong>, the highest honor the North Carolina Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA NC) bestows on an architect, as well as four other prestigious awards for projects when the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">North Carolina Chapter of the American Institute of Architects</a> (AIA NC) presented its 2013 AIA NC Design and Chapter Awards recently onboard the USS North Carolina in Wilmington.</p> <p> Named in memory of Raleigh architect F. Carter Williams, FAIA, AIA NC awards the Gold Media to an individual &ldquo;in recognition of a distinguished career or extraordinary accomplishments as an architect.&rdquo;</p> <p> In his nomination letter for Harmon, fellow architect Jeffrey Lee, FA...</p> Frank Harmon Wins Honor Award for AIA NC Center for Architecture and Design kimweiss 2012-11-28T16:59:00-05:00 >2012-12-03T20:03:34-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> November 28, 2012 (Raleigh, NC) &ndash; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frank Harmon Architect PA</a>, a multi-award-winning firm in Raleigh, NC, has received an Honor Award from the North Carolina Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA NC) for the design of the new <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AIA NC Center for Architecture and Design</a> in downtown Raleigh.</p> <p> Already praised by the media as a &ldquo;heroic gesture&rdquo; (<i>Metro Magazine</i>), a building &ldquo;that behaves like the skilled diplomat it was designed to be,&rdquo; (<i>News &amp; Observer</i>), and &ldquo;an ode in zinc and cypress, and an inviting treatise on transparency,&rdquo; (<i>Huffington Post</i>), the building is located on an oddly shaped, previously unused lot in downtown Raleigh near the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">State Capitol</a> and <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Government Complex</a>.</p> <p> According to Frank Harmon, FAIA, the building and landscape were conceived of as &ldquo;one interlocking system&rdquo; with the help of Charlottesville, VA, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">landscape architect Gregg Bleam, FASLA</a>.&nbsp; &ldquo;The landscape is an extension of the building and the building is an extension of the landscape,&rdquo; Harmon said. ...</p>