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Male, US, born 1903-07-02, died 1990-11-18

Associated with the firms network

Harris and Anderson; Harris, Harwell H., Architect; Neutra, Richard J., Architect


Professional History

Résumé

Draftsman, Richard Neutra, Los Angeles, CA, 1928-1932.

Principal, Harwell H. Harris, Designer, Los Angeles, CA, 1933-1951. Early in his solo career, Harris became very well known for his Pauline Lowe House (Altadena, CA, 1934), one of the most widely published houses of the 1930s.

Principal, Harwell Harris, Architect, Austin, TX, 1952-1962.

Principal, Harwell Harris, Architect, Raleigh, NC, 1962-1975.

Teaching

Dean, University of Texas, Austin, School of Architecture, Austin, TX, 1952-Summer 1955.

Dean, North Carolina State University, School of Architecture, Raleigh, NC, 1962-1973.

Harris also taught as a visiting professor at the following institutions: Columbia University, New York, NY, Yale University, New Haven, CT, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, and University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, CA.

Professional Awards

Fellow, American Institute of Architects (FAIA), 1965.

Richard Neutra Medal for Professional Excellence, 1982.

North Carolina State University conferred an Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts in 1985.

Archives

Harris's manuscript collection, "Harwell Hamilton Harris (1903-1990) Papers: Drawings, photographs and archival records, California, Texas and North Carolina," is housed at the Alexander Architectural Archive, University of Texas Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin; they include: 3,874 drawings, 14 linear feet of archival material, 3,675 photographic images and approximately 1,100 slides. (See "Harwell Hamilton Harris: An Inventory of his Papers, Photographs and Drawings, 1906-1990," University of Texas, Austin, Alexander Architectural Archive,Accessed 06/04/2009.) This website contains extensive bibliography on Harris's work.

Education

Coursework, Pomona College, Pomona, CA; Coursework, Otis Art Institute, Los Angeles, CA; Coursework, Frank Wiggins Trade School, Los Angeles, CA;

Personal

Spouse

Harris married the architectural writer, Jean Murray Bangs (d. 1986), who had been married once before to Abe Plotkin.



Associated Locations

  • Raleigh, NC (Architect's Death)
    Raleigh, NC

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