Judy and Frank Harmon To Discuss “What I Learned Doing My Own House” During Boston Convention

March 25, 2008 (RALEIGH, NC) – Award-winning landscape architect Judy Harmon, ASAL, and her husband, architect Frank Harmon, FAIA, will participate in a panel discussion entitled “What I Learned Doing My Own House” during Residential Design & Construction (RDC), a two-day convention and trade show for design and construction professionals, home owners, and consumers to be held April 2 and 3 in the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston, MA.

The Raleigh couple created their home and gardens together in 1994, juxtaposing Frank Harmon’s thoroughly Modern residential design with Judy Harmon’s curvilinear garden design, which creates a paisley of sunny, open spaces and dense, shaded foliage. According to the Harmons, the house and gardens were designed as halves of the greater “whole” — as equal parts of the living experience. Their residence has won design awards and has been featured in numerous publications, including the book Outside The Not-so-big House by architect Sarah Susanka and landscape architect Julie Moir Messervy.

According to Claire Conroy, editor of Residential Architect magazine and moderator for this panel, the Harmons and other invited speakers will discuss “the surprises and delights they experienced designing their own dwellings. Was it a dream come true or the client from the dark side? What would they do differently if they could? What insights did they gain for other projects and other clients?” The panel will offer “a behind-the-scenes look at what architects create for themselves.”

“What I Learned Doing My Own House” will take place on Thursday, April 3, from 1-3 p.m. Joining Conroy and the Harmons will be Mark Hutker, AIA, of Hutker Architects in Vineyard Haven, MA, and Mark McInturff, FAIA, of McInturff Architects in Bethesda, MD.

The RDC offers workshops and professional development opportunities to enrich residential design and construction professional’s design and technical skills. Nationally and internationally recognized industry leaders share their knowledge and expertise. The convention allows the public to meet architects and interior designers and to view hundreds of exhibits featuring new products, new technologies and both traditional and non-traditional design. For more information visit http://www.buildboston.com.

For more information on the Harmons’ home, visit http://www.frankharmon.com. Click on “projects” then “Harmon residence.”

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