RALEIGH, NC, September 08, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
-- Earlier this year, Raleigh, N.C.-based architect Frank Harmon, FAIA, began sharing hand-drawn sketches and mini-essays on best building practices in a bimonthly format he calls "Native Places." Now, Custom Home magazine is featuring "Native Places" in its online newsletter every other Friday.
Custom Home is an award-winning national magazine focusing exclusively on the custom home building sector of the housing industry, the highest end of the housing market. Its readership includes architects, custom homebuilders, and other industry professionals, as well as custom homeowners.
Frank Harmon, FAIA, is founder and principal of the multi-award-winning firm Frank Harmon Architect PA, a Professor In Practice at NC State University's College of Design, and a frequent speaker at American Institute of Architects (AIA) conferences and conventions.
In Custom Home's article on "Native Places," senior editor Shelley Hutchins notes that Harmon has won numerous awards for his residential designs, including several Custom Home Design Awards.
"Much of that acknowledgement results from his intelligent consideration of how a structure sits in the landscape and functions with regional climates," she writes. "His blog entries gravitate toward similar topics through drawings and written explorations of houses that endure and inspire largely because of simple, effective design and strong connection to place."
Hutchins points out that several AIA state chapters have asked Harmon to give a talk on "Native Places" and that his presentations "focus on how hand-drawing can help architects, designers, and builders better understand how a structure goes together."
To read "Native Places" on Custom Homes, go to http://www.customhomeonline.com/education/custom-home-s-newest-guest- ... ative.aspx
To keep up with Harmon's blog every month, go to http://nativeplaces.tumblr.com
About Frank Harmon, FAIA:
Frank Harmon, FAIA, principal of Frank Harmon Architect PA in Raleigh, NC, is a nationally recognized leader in modern, sustainable, and regionally appropriate design, specializing in environmental education centers. Harmon's work ranges from small sheds and studios to 70,000-square-foot corporate headquarters. It has been published in many national and regional periodicals and books on the subject and exhibited in the National Building Museum in Washington, DC. In 1995, Harmon received the North Carolina Architecture Foundation's Kamphoefner Prize For Distinguished Modern Design Over A Ten-Year Period. In 2005 his firm was named "Top Firm Of The Year" by Residential Architect magazine. In 2009, his residential designs received both a National AIA Housing Award and Custom Home Design Awards from Custom Home magazine. In 2010, Harmon was included in Residential Architect's inaugural "RA 50: The Short List of Architects We love." And in 2012, his firm was ranked 17th among the top 50 firms in the nation by Architect Magazine. For more information: www.frankharmon.com