Frank Harmon Joins “Appetite 4 Architecture” Dinner To Benefit AIA NC

Frank Harmon, FAIA © f8 Photo Studios

All proceeds will go to AIA NC’s Building Fund.


January 14, 2011 (RALEIGH, NC) – Frank Harmon, FAIA, principal of Frank Harmon Architect PA and Professor in Practice at the NC State University College of Design, will be one of the three featured guests for Triangle Modernist Houses’ “Appetite 4 Architecture” dinner on Tuesday, February 8th, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at 18 Seaboard restaurant in Raleigh.


Proceeds from ticket sales to this dinner will go to the North Carolina Chapter of the American Institute of Architects’ (AIA NC) for its building. The AIA NC Center for Architecture & Design headquarters, designed by Harmon’s firm, is under construction now in downtown Raleigh.

AIA NC Exec. Vice President David Crawford


David Crawford, AIA NC’s Executive Vice President, and Steve Schuster, AIA, principal of Clearscapes, will join Harmon for the February 8th A4A dinner. Steve Schuster helped lead the effort to secure financing for the new building. The official groundbreaking ceremony took place on December 9th.


Sponsored and hosted by Triangle Modernist houses (TMH), Appetite 4 Architecture dinner events are opportunities for the general public to have informal discussions with Triangle area architects in an upscale dining environment. While TMH founder and director George Smart stresses that there will be no presentations during the Harmon/Crawford/Schuster dinner, “No doubt the new, modern, thoroughly ‘green’ headquarters building will come up!”

Steven Schuster, AIA


Tickets for the February 8th dinner at 18 Seaboard are $49 per person and include three courses (appetizer, entree, dessert) from a pre-selected menu plus coffee/water/tea, tax, and gratuity. Vegetarian options are also available. Ticket reservations are available at


For more information on Frank Harmon, FAIA, visit

For more information on TMH’s series of Appetite 4 Architecture dinners, visit


About Frank Harmon, FAIA:

Frank Harmon, FAIA, is founder and principal of Frank Harmon Architect PA, a multi-award-winning firm in Raleigh that is recognized nationally as a leader in innovative, modern, and regionally appropriate “green” architecture. Professor in Practice at NC State University’s College of Design, Harmon is a sought-after speaker at AIA and other conferences and events, and was the only North Carolina architect included in Residential Architect magazine’s recent “RA 50: The Short List of Architects We Love.” The year Harmon’s firm was ranked 13th out of the top 50 firms in the nation by Architect magazine, an annual rating that emphasizes ecological commitment and design quality as much as profitability. His work has been featured in numerous books, magazines and journals on architecture, including Dwell, Architectural Record, Arch Daily, and Residential Architect. For more information visit

Triangle Modernist Houses Announces 2nd Appetite 4 Architecture Dinner Series

Modernist house designers participating in the 2011 A4A Dinners.

Informal dinners connect noted local Modernist house architects with the public.


December 13, 2010 (RALEIGH, NC) — Dreaming of a new Modernist house? Long admired the work of a local architect or designer? Thinking about architecture as a career? Triangle Modernist Houses offers the general public the opportunity to enjoy dinners with prominent members of the Triangle’s design community in a casual, small-group setting during the nonprofit organization’s second “Appetite 4 Architecture” (A4A) series.

A4A’s are opportunities to enjoy easy, informal discussions in an upscale dining environment with direct access to some of the area’s best residential architects and designers,” said TMH founder and director George Smart. “Participants are welcome to discuss anything they want with an array of award-winning professionals. There are no presentations or PowerPoint slides — just great conversations over delicious meals.”


Starting January 11, 2011, all (except for March 8) Appetite 4 Architecture dinners will be held at 18 Seaboard Contemporary American Grill in Raleigh and begin at 6:30 pm. The dinners include three courses (appetizer, entree, dessert) from a pre-selected menu, plus coffee/water/tea, tax, and gratuity. Vegetarian options are available and alcoholic beverages are available separately.  The architects and designers on tap for this year’s series of A4A dinners include: 


January 11: Vinny Petrarca, Randy Lanou, and Will Alphin ($49).

January 25: Recent Kamphoefner Prize winners Phil Szostak, FAIA, and Jeffrey Lee, FAIA, with NCSU College of Design Dean Marvin Malecha, FAIA ($49).

February 8: Frank Harmon, FAIA (architect for the new AIA NC Center for Architecture & Design in downtown Raleigh); AIA NC Executive Vice President David Crawford, and Steve Schuster, AIA, who led the way to find financing for the new building. Proceeds from this dinner benefit the AIA NC building fund ($49).

February 11: Dail Dixon, FAIA, Kenneth Hobgood, FAIA, and Louis Cherry, FAIA ($49).

March 8:  Ellen Cassilly, AIA, and her husband Frank Konhaus, with builder Leon Meyers and artist-in-residence Ann Ehringhaus.  Special location: Cassilhaus, the Cassiliy-Konhaus home, 6301 Mimosa Drive in Chapel Hill ($59).

March 22:  Turan Duda, AIA, Mike Rantilla, AIA, and Art Lin – all of whom have designed (and in some cases built) their own houses ($49).

With the exception of February 8, which benefits AIA NC, all proceeds benefit TMH’s ongoing documentation, promotion and house tour programs to preserve and celebrate Modernist residential design. For more information and to reserve A4A tickets, go to www.trianglemodernisthousescom/a4a.htm.

About Triangle Modernist Houses

Triangle Modernist Houses (TMH) is a 501C3 nonprofit established in 2007 to restoring and growing modernist architecture in the Triangle. The award-winning website, now the largest educational and historical archive for modernist residential design in America, continues to catalog, preserve, and advocate for North Carolina modernism.  TMH also hosts popular modernist house tours several times a year, giving the public access to the Triangle’s most exciting residential architecture, past and present. These tours raise awareness and help preserve these “livable works of art” for future generations. Visit the website at TMH also has an active community on Facebook.