Frank Harmon | Native Places: Drawing as a Way to See

NewSchool Auditorium
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Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 6:30 PM PST

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On behalf of the NewSchool of Architecture & Design Lecture Series Committee

We are pleased to announce a public lecture by architect, artist, and author, Mr.Frank Harmon, FAIA (Raleigh, NC). This event is free and open to all NewSchool students, faculty, alumni, staff and the general public. If you are not able to attend the lecture in person but would still like to participate, please register for the livestream here.

The lecture is sponsored by the NewSchool Foundation through a donation from Architect Ed Malone.

Frank Harmon | Native Places: Drawing as a Way to See

Join us for a NewSchool Lecture Series event on Wednesday, February 21st at 6:30 PM in the Auditorium. This presentation will explore Mr. Harmon’s belief that drawing and writing are not obsolete skills – that both disciplines allow us, as observers, to develop a natural grace in the way we see and engage the world around us. Please join us for a reception following the lecture and Q&A.

All students, faculty, alumni, and staff are also welcome to join a discussion with the speaker in Classroom T1 from 1:00 - 2:20 PM on Thursday, February, 22nd.

Frank Harmon, FAIA, has designed sustainable modern buildings across the Southeast for 30 years. He discovered architecture as a child playing in the streams and woods of his native Greensboro, North Carolina. His work engages pressing contemporary issues such as placelessness, sustainability, and restoration of cities and nature.

The buildings he designs are specific to their sites and use materials such as hurricane-felled cypress and rock from local quarries to connect them to their landscapes. Airy breezeways, outdoor living spaces, deep overhangs, and wide lawns embody the vernacular legacy of the South while maintaining a distinguished modernism.

Frank is a graduate of the Architectural Association in London and a professor at the North Carolina State University College of Design. He has taught at the Architectural Association and has served as a visiting critic at Harvard, the University of Virginia, and Auburn University’s renowned Rural Studio.

Frank’s sketches and essays will be published in June 2018 by ORO Publications.