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.

Harris, Harwell Hamilton (1903-1990)

St. Giles Presbyterian Church [Raleigh]

Harwell Hamilton Harris, FAIA (July 2, 1903-1990), was a modernist American architect who lived and practiced in North Carolina from 1962 to 1990. He built more than twenty buildings in North Carolina and planned many more. As one of the preeminent residential architects in America, he was known for work that embodied a gentle modernity and a strong sense of place. He was a visionary in regional, modern design. Harris was a native Californian who embraced the new movements in art and architecture that arose after World War I. He discovered new ideas in art as a student in...

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Dorton Arena, Raleigh
Matthew Nowicki, architect

Notable Quotes

"This monument is erected by an affectionate Son the only member of his family privileged to be near him in that trying hour when in a land of strangers, far from wife and children he was suddenly called from all that bound him to earth. He was a kind husband, and affectionate father, an honest man, and has left his family the imperishable patrimony of a good name."

Inscription on Christopher H. Dall's gravestone.

Dall, Christopher H. (1796-1841)

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