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April 04
​Award-winning Architect and Author Showcases Sketches and Stories

Frank Harmon has designed sustainable modern buildings across the Southeast for 30 years. On Wednesday, April 10, he’ll share his sketching and storytelling skills at a special event presented by Wake County Public Libraries.

“Frank Harmon Presents Native Places: Drawing as a Way to See” will take place from 6–7 p.m. at Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh.

“Frank’s sketches, and the essays that accompany them, show how much we can learn from places and buildings around us,” said Robert Lambert, regional library manager. “We’re looking forward to an interesting conversation with one of Raleigh’s most talented residents.”

Harmon is the author of “Native Places,” a collection of watercolor sketches and essays about architecture, landscape, everyday objects and nature. Harmon promotes the belief that hand drawing is not an obsolete skill—that sketching offers us an opportunity to develop a natural grace in the way we view the world and take part in it. 

Recognized with the highest honor bestowed upon a North Carolina architect, the F. Carter Williams Gold Medal, Harmon designs buildings that are materially specific to their region—using hurricane-felled cypress and rock from local quarries to connect the structure to its landscape. His firm, Frank Harmon Architect has been named to Architect magazine’s “Top 50” list three times. He is currently a professor at the NC State College of Design.

More information can be found at bit.ly/NativeHarmon. Questions? Contact Robert Lambert at robert.lambert@wakegov.com.


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