Frank Harmon, David Crawford To Headline First “Appetite 4 Architecture” Dinner & Discussion

Frank Harmon, FAIA © f8 Photo Studios

March 2, 2010 (RALEIGH, NC) – Multi-award winning architect Frank Harmon, FAIA, principal of Frank Harmon Architect PA, and David Crawford, executive vice president of the North Carolina chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA NC) will be the featured guests for the first “Appetite 4 Architecture” dinner on Tuesday, March 23, at 18 Seaboard restaurant in Raleigh. Proceeds will benefit the future AIA NC Center for Architecture & Design in downtown Raleigh.

Appetite 4 Architecture (A4A) is sponsored by Triangle Modernist Houses (TMH) as a way for the general public to dine with prominent members of the Triangle’s design community in an intimate, small group setting. Dinner guests will be able to discuss anything they want with the designers, from their dream home or renovation project, to the designers’ work or a house they’ve admired.

Frank Harmon is best known for his work in modern, innovative, environmentally sustainable and regionally appropriate architecture. Two houses he designed – one in Raleigh, the other in Charleston, SC — received the 2009 Custom Home Design Awards in the “less than 3000 square feet” category from Custom Home Magazine. His design of a vacation home in the Bahamas has been featured in numerous journals and books on green architecture and was included in a special exhibit at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC. His residential work has also been featured in the Raleigh News & Observer’s “Home of the Month” series in association with the NC State University College of Design.

David Crawford, executive vice president, AIA NC

Currently, Harmon is working closely with David Crawford on the future AIA NC Center for Architecture & Design. Harmon won the commission in a professional design competition.

“A4A dinner events are rare opportunities to enjoy free-ranging discussions in an informal but upscale dining environment,” said TMH founder and director George Smart. “Participants will have access to some of the area’s best residential architects and professionals, many of whom are mentioned on TMH.  Explore architecture, homebuilding, the economy for design, furnishings, real estate – or anything else on your mind.”

Tickets to the Harmon/Crawford dinner are $59 per person. Dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m.

TMH is hosting nine A4A dinners. For information on the special guests for each dinner, the dates, and locations, go to www.trianglemodernisthouses.com/a4a.htm.

To reserve tickets for the Harmon/Crawford dinner or any of the others go to www.trianglemodernisthouses.com/a4a.htm.

About Frank Harmon Architect PA:

Frank Harmon Architect PA, a multi-award-winning firm headquartered in downtown Raleigh, has extensive experience with projects that blend architecture with enhancement of the environment, including the recently completed Walnut Creek Urban Wetlands Park Educational Center in Raleigh, Duke University’s Ocean Science Teaching Center in Beaufort, the NC Botanical Garden’s new Visitors Center in Chapel Hill, and Merchants Millpond Outdoor Educational building in Gatesville, N.C. His work has been featured in numerous books, journals and magazines on architecture, including Dwell, Architectural Record, and Residential Architect. For more information, go to www.frankharmon.com

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