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Edwin F. (Abie) Harris, Jr. FAIA

Address: 222 Hawthorne Road, Raleigh, NC 27605


Tel: 919-274-8114


North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, 1957

    Ecole Des Beaux Arts, Paris, France, 1959


+Blowing Rock Art and History Museum; One Man Show, 2021

+Louis Cherry Associates Pop Up, Raleigh, NC 2018

+Annual Penland School of Craft Auction: 2015- present

+The Community Church of Chapel Hill: "Painting Music", 2020

+Horse and Buggy Press, Durham, NC: 2016- present 

+Roundabout Art Collective: "Three Old Coots- Art at Its Roots" 2016

+Roundabout Art Collective: 80th Birthday Celebration/ Exhibition 2014

+Trig Modern Gallery, Raleigh, NC Architectural Reflections, 2014 

+ Art Around Town (three one person shows), Elkin, NC, February 2015

+ Art in the Barn, Roaring Gap, July 2014

+Royal Bean Coffee Shop, May 2013

+Cafe Caturra, September 2012

+Raleigh Woman's Club, September 2012

+RAC "Abstractions", January 2012

+Muhlenberg College, Quartet for the End of Time, October 2011

+ “Revelations” – one man show at Home & Planet, Bethelem, PA March 2011

    + Goldberg Drawings, Green Hill Center, Greensboro, December 2010

    + Goldberg Drawings, Cameron Village Regional Library, November 2010

    +  Blue Ridge Drawings, Sunflowers, Fall, 2010

    + “Goldberg Squared”

        + Carol Woods Retirement Community, Chapel Hill, April, 2010

        + Page-Walker Arts & History Center, Cary, April,2010

        + Cherry Hill Historic Plantation, Inez, April, 2010

        + Busy Bee Café, Raleigh, May, 2010

        + Burning Coal Theater, Raleigh, May, 2010

    + “Via Penland”, Rebusworks Gallery, Raleigh, December 2009

    + “Hang It Up”, Gregg Museum, NC State University, November, 2009

    + “Abstractions”, Raleigh City Museum, October, 2009

    + NC Museum of Natural Sciences, Summer 2009

    + “Chatham Memorial Bridge”, Foothills Arts Council, Elkin, Spring 2009

    + “Trees”, Sunflowers, Raleigh, May, 2009

    + structure + color, Rebusworks Gallery, Raleigh, April – May 2008

    + Penland Water Towers, Hager-Smith Gallery, Raleigh, 2008

    + Raleigh Buildings, Sunflowers, August, 2008

    + Penland Water Towers, Cameron Village Library, December 2007

    +”Springtime at Coon Rock Farm”, Zely & Ritz, Raleigh, August 2007

    +”Raleigh as History and Place”, Raleigh Municipal Building, April 2007 (pastels)

    + Penland School of Crafts, “New”, 2007 (drawings)

    +The Art of Architecture, Duke University Museum of Art, 2003 (drawings)

    +Penland School of Crafts, Annual Auction, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2007, 2008 (drawings)

    +7th Annual Juried Art Show: Wake Visual Arts Association, 1991 (one drawing)

    +"The History of History in American Schools of Architecture 1865-1975", Arthur Ross                       Architecture Gallery, Buell Hall, Columbia University, New York, September, 1990 (two                 drawings)

+"Souvenirs: Drawings" Melissa Harris (my daughter) & Edwin F. Harris, N.C. State University           Student Center Gallery Traveling Show: Fayetteville Museum of Art, Beaufort County Arts               Council, Onslow County Arts Council, Kinston Arts Council, Chowan College, Edgecomb               County Cultural Arts Council, Greenville Museum of Art, Rocky Mount Arts Center, 1986 - 89

    +Annual Wake County Artists Exhibition, March 1987 (Honorable Mention)

    +"Souvenirs: Drawings" Melissa Harris & Edwin F. Harris, NC State University Gallery,                     August-September 1986

    +International Campus Planning Conference: University of Miami Master Plan, Miami, Florida,           April 1986

    +NCNB-CPC Art in The City, Honorable Mention, Raleigh, NC, October 1985

    +"Architect as Artist", Sawtooth Center for Visual Design, Winston-Salem, NC 1984

    +One Man Show - "Drawings, A Selection 1958-1983”, School of Design Gallery, NC State             University, March 1983

2010 - present

2010 - present

Published Works (Drawings)

+"Cameron Park: Raleigh, North Carolina" Cover Drawing 2014

+"Designlife" Fall 2014, Alumni Bio

+ "Raleigh Review: Literary & Arts Magazine" Vol. 3 2012-2013, 3 Paintings

+”Pennsylvania Sinfonia Orchestra: Revelations” The Morning Call, Allentown, PA

    March 5, 2011 

+Drawings: History of the North Carolina Chapter of the American Institute of Architects 1913-1998,      by C. David Jackson & Charlotte V. Brown, 1998

+Drawings:  Association of University Architects Directory and Newsletter, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996,     1998, 1999, 2000

+Drawings: Porta Della Carta and Pisa (pg. l83), The History of History in American Schools of             Architecture: l968-l975: Gwendolyn Wright and Janet Parks, l990; Princeton                                       

  Architectural Press

    +Drawings: Assisi (pg. l52); Pisan Group (pg. l55); Graphic Thinking for Architects and Designers,       Paul Laseau, l980; Van Nostrand Reinhold Company

    +"Selecting and Compensating Architects", North Carolina Architect, 4/78, l978

    +Drawings:  La Sagrada Familia (pg. l3), Pisa (pg. l7), North Carolina Architect 24/6,                             November/December l977

    +"Architect's Sketches", North Carolina Architect, 23/l, l976

    +"Creative Co-ops", Parent Cooperative Preschools International Journal, Vol. VII, No. l, Fall l976

    +Blount Street Drawing, Raleigh, A Guide to North Carolina's Capital, l975

    +Drawings: Assisi (pg. l0); Mont St. Michel (pg. 32); Venice (pg. 57); Cities: Comparisons of Form        and Scale, Richard Saul Wurman, l974, Joshua Press

    +Cover Drawing, Contempora, Oct/Nov l970, Vol. l, No. l

    +Drawings: (pg. 7-l4); Space Grid Structures, John Borrego, l968; MIT Press

    +"From an Architect's Sketchbook", North Carolina Architect, ll5 (l): 6-ll, l968

    +Drawings, Aluminum Research Program, Alcoa, June l96l, Horacio Caminos &                                     Charles Kahn



    +R. Stanhope Pullen Society, NC State University, 2019

    +NCAIA F. Carter Williams Gold Medal, Highest Award Given Annually to a NC Architect, 2014

    +Phi Kappa Phi, Chapter Artist Award, NC State University, 1999

    +Wings on Wings Award, 1998, School of Design, NC State University

    +Distinguished Alumnus Award, 1991, School of Design, NC State University

    +Frank B. Turner Award, 1991

    +Fellowship; American Institute of Architects for significant achievements in         

    Government and Urban Design (Campus Planning), 1987

    +Honorable Mention, Annual Wake County Artists' Exhibition, March 1987

    +Grand Prize Winner, University of Miami International Campus Master Plan                                          Competition, l986 (one of five Grand Prize Winners)

    +Honorable Mention, NCNB-CPC, Art in the City (Drawing), October 1985

    +Honor Award, North Carolina Chapter, American Institute of Architects, 1975, 

      Campus Planning at North Carolina State University

    +Award of Merit, North Carolina Chapter, American Institute of Architects, 1970, Raleigh

      Pre-School (Envirotek, Inc.)

    +Mastic Tile National School Design Competition, Second Prize, 1960

    +Winner, 45th Paris Prize in Architecture, The Lloyd Warren Traveling Fellowship,1958

    +Alternate, 44th Paris Prize in Architecture, The Lloyd Warren Traveling Fellowship, 1957

    +North Carolina Chapter, American Institute of Architects' Book Award for Design                                 Achievement, North Carolina State University, 1957

    +American Institute of Architects' Book Award for Academic Achievement, North Carolina State           University, 1957     




Consultations, Teaching, and Presentations

+JS Bach’s Goldberg Variations, drew live with the Pennsylvania Sinfonia Orchestra, Allentown, PA     2011

    +Penland School of Crafts, Drawing Studio: “The Poetics of Place” 2007

    +Knightdale Town Center Plan (with Raybould Associates) 2006

    +Morrisville Town Center Plan (with Raybould Associates) 2006

    +Pinehurst New Core Master Plan (with Raybould Associates) 2005

    +Raleigh Charter High School, History of  Raleigh's City Plan and Reading Buildings

    +Board of Trustees, Penland School of Crafts (2002 – present)

    +Taught course in Campus Design, College of Design, NC State University (2002-03)

    +UNC System Capital Project Coordinators (2001)

    +Elkin Main Street Charrette (2001)

    +Charlotte Arts and Science Council (2001):  Public Art Master Plan

    +Arthur Morgan School (2000):  Campus planning consultation

    +Phi Kappa Phi Annual Lecture, NC State University (2000) 

    +State Capital Soccer Park Advisory Committee (1999)

    +Guilford College (1998 - 2004): Campus planning consultation

    +Penland School of Crafts (1998 – Present): Campus master planning

+Wake Technical Community College (1998): Campus planning consultation to NBBJ, architects for      the new northeast campus

    +Professional Adviser for Wake Forest University (1988- 2004)

    +Co-Presenter (September 1997):  "Formal and Informal Marketplaces as Enablers of 

      Competition, Learning and Information"; Technopolis 97 International Conference, 

      Ottawa, Canada

    +Stateside TV Interviews (June 1997 & June 1995)

    +Urban Design Assistance Team: Durham Central Park (June 1995)

    +Lectures, consultations, advising, and presentations to AIA Chapters, professional groups,                     universities (Wake Forest, Duke, Miami, Alabama), legislative and governing bodies, and                     institutions

    +Professional Adviser for Forsyth County/Tanglewood Park, 1994

    +Juror for numerous Design Award Programs

    +Board of Directors, Friends of the Gallery, NC State University, 1989 & 


    +Introducer/Moderator: Public Art Dialogue, Southeast, 1989

    +NCAIA Urban Design Assistance Team (UDAT): Asheville, April, 1989

    +Visiting Critic, UNC-Charlotte, College of Architecture, Fall l989

    +Professional Adviser for the North Carolina Biotechnology Center, 1986         

    +Chair, First Annual Charlotte Section AIA Awards Jury, 1987

    +Professional Adviser for the Durham Arts Council, 1987


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