the world's most visited architecture website
i

Sign up now and start saving and organizing your favorite architecture projects and photos

Sign up now to save and organize your favorite architecture projects

i

Find the most inspiring products for your projects in our Product Catalog.

Find the most inspiring products in our Product Catalog.

i

Get the ArchDaily Chrome Extension and be inspired with every new tab. Install here »

i

All over the world, architects are finding cool ways to re-use run-down old buildings. Click here to see the best in Refurbishment Architecture.

Want to see the coolest refurbishment projects? Click here.

i

Immerse yourself in inspiring buildings with our selection of 360 videos. Click here.

See our immersive, inspiring 360 videos. Click here.

All
Projects
Products
Events
Competitions
Navigate articles using your keyboard
  1. ArchDaily
  2. Articles
  3. “How Architects and Landscape Architects Can Work Together” Talk by Frank Harmon

“How Architects and Landscape Architects Can Work Together” Talk by Frank Harmon

“How Architects and Landscape Architects Can Work Together” Talk by Frank Harmon
Walnut Creek Wetland Center - Courtesy of Frank Harmon Architect
Walnut Creek Wetland Center - Courtesy of Frank Harmon Architect

A nationally recognized leader in modern, sustainable, regionally appropriate architecture, Frank Harmon, FAIA, principal of the multi-award-winning architecture firm Frank Harmon Architect PA in Raleigh, NC, will present a talk entitled “How Architects and Landscape Architects Can Work Together” during the North Carolina chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects’ (NCASLA) 2012 Spring Conference. Harmon, will discuss the urban and rural landscape, how architecture fits into it, and how architects and landscape architects can combine efforts “to leave the landscape better than we found it”. His talk will take place Friday, June 15, from 3:15-4:15 p.m. More information on the event after the break.

“For the past two decades I’ve chosen to have a landscape architect working beside me when I begin a design,” Harmon said. “At Merchants Millpond in eastern North Carolina, for example, I canoed and camped with landscape architect David Swanson before we drew the first line for the new Environmental Education Center there. I teamed with landscape architect Gregg Bleam to design the recently completed AIA NC Center for Architecture and Design in downtown Raleigh.”

As a result, Harmon’s projects successfully merge architecture and landscape and demonstrate the concept of regionally appropriate design. While many architects have embraced the principles of sustainable design over recent years, Frank Harmon has been designing environmentally responsible, modern buildings for nearly three decades. The AIA North Carolina Center for Architecture and Design is a flagship for sustainable urban design, where building and landscape are one interlocking, interdependent system.

“That particular throw of the dice determines everything that follows: orientation, aspect and prospect, day lighting, cross ventilation, hydrology, microclimate, and most importantly, a sense of place,” he said. “My belief that all good architecture begins with the land makes me value and appreciate landscape architects’ skills and understanding.”

For more information on the event, please visit here.

About this author
Alison Furuto
Author
Cite: Alison Furuto. "“How Architects and Landscape Architects Can Work Together” Talk by Frank Harmon" 23 May 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/236951/how-architects-and-landscape-architects-can-work-together-talk-by-frank-harmon/> ISSN 0719-8884
Read comments

You've started following your first account!

Did you know?

You'll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.