North Carolina Architects and Builders - A Biographical Dictionary

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North Carolina Architects & Builders

This biographical dictionary highlights architects and builders who have produced North Carolina's architecture for more than 300 years. A brief biography plus a building list traces each person's work in the state. This is a growing website, with many more entries still to be added. We invite users to send corrections and updated information to enhance the site.

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Carrier, Albert Heath (1878-1961)

Legal Building [Asheville]

Albert Heath Carrier (1878-1961), developer, inventor, and lumberman, was an architect in Asheville whose architectural career was devoted almost entirely to his partnership with Richard Sharp Smith in the firm of Smith and Carrier from 1906 to 1924. This firm, together with Smith's initial independent practice that began ca. 1896, designed roughly 700 projects in Asheville and throughout western North Carolina, ranging from residential to commercial to public structures and embracing a broad variety of styles and materials. Their commissions also included some remodeling on the Vanderbilt mansion, Biltmore, for which Smith had been supervising architect during construction...

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Dorton Arena, Raleigh
Matthew Nowicki, architect

Notable Quotes

"When you are young you want the permissive client. When you are older, you want complexity. It forces you back on your originality."

Harris, Harwell Hamilton (1903-1990)

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