Archinect - News 2014-10-20T17:33:37-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/62336753/frank-harmon-wins-honor-award-for-aia-nc-center-for-architecture-and-design 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="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c8/c84vwbtkyeyyq5w1.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> November 28, 2012 (Raleigh, NC) &ndash; <a href="http://www.frankharmon.com" 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="http://www.cfadnc.org" 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="http://www.nchistoricsites.org/capitol/stat_cap/tour.htm" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">State Capitol</a> and <a href="http://www.emporis.com/complex/north-carolina-state-government-complex-raleigh-nc-usa" 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="http://www.gbla.net/" 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>