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Episode 098

What it Means to Be a Successful Architect with Frank Harmon FAIA – Part 1

Enoch SearsMar 3, 2015

In today's episode one of America's great architects, Frank Harmon FAIA shares thoughts on what it means to be a successful architect, and how the seeds of success need to be planted at a young age.

Frank Harmon, FAIA has designed sustainable modern buildings across the Southeast for 30 years. Hs is an educator at NC State University, a writer and illustrator at NativePlaces.org, and engages architects through public outreach at Activate14.

Harmon has received over thirty-seven AIA North Carolina awards. In 2003, a vacation house he designed in the Bahamas was named Project of the Year by Residential Architect magazine. In 2005, the same magazine named his firm Top Firm of the Year. Frank Harmon Architect has been named to Architect's Top 50 list 3 times.

In today's episode you'll discover:

  • How Frank Harmon learns from vernacular architecture to create environmentally responsive buildings
  • The little known French town Frank Harmon visits yearly for its architectural and urban beauty
  • An intriguing insight learned from working for Richard Meier

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Enoch Bartlett Sears is the founder of the Architect Business Institute, Business of Architecture and co-founder of the Architect Marketing Institute. He helps architects become category leaders in their market. Enoch hosts the #1 rated interview podcast for architects, the Business of Architecture Show where prominent guests like M. Arthur Gensler, Jr. and Thom Mayne share tips and strategies for success in architecture.


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