Raleigh Architect Named “Green Goddess”

Erin Sterling
Erin Sterling

August 14, 2008 (RALEIGH, NC) – Architect Erin Sterling of Frank Harmon Architect PA in Raleigh is featured this month in Skirt! Magazine as a “green goddess.”

A key member of the firm’s design team, Erin is a LEED® accredited professional who brings her expertise to bear on many of Harmon’s finest environmentally sustainable projects.

And as the Skirt! article pointed out, the principles of sustainability carry through all aspects of the architect’s work:

“She lives half a mile away from work, keeps a garden, a compost pile, and now a ‘worm factory,’ which turns her household waste into rich soil.”

As Erin told Skirt, the principles of sustainability inform her approach to architectural practice so strongly that she carries them over into her personal life. “It’s all about reducing your carbon footprint,” she said.

Right now, Erin is working on thoroughly “green” designs for the North Carolina American Institute of Architect’s future headquarters building in downtown Raleigh, an addition to the historic First Presbyterian Church, also downtown, and the Merchants Millpond Visitors Center and Outdoor Educational Building in Gatesville, NC, among other projects.

Erin has been a member of Frank Harmon’s multi-award-winning design team since 2002. She is a native of Illinois and grew up in Mississippi. She graduated from the University of Kentucky in 2002 with a B.A. in Architecture. She served two years on the Raleigh Historic Districts Commission (RHDC) and is currently a member of the Design Review Advisory Committee for the RHDC.

To see more of the firm’s work, visit http://www.frankharmon.com.


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