Two Raleigh Architecture Firms Rank High In "The Architect 50"
Pearce Brinkley Cease + Lee, Frank Harmon Architect PA score in the top 20.
September 25, 2012 (Raleigh, NC) -- Two Raleigh-headquartered architectural firms moved up the rankings in this year’s Architecture Magazine “Top 50” firms in the nation, based on business success, the percentage of sustainable projects they completed, design excellence as measured by professional awards won, and pro bono work throughout 2011.
Out of 134 firms considered in each category of the annual ranking, PBC+L came in 32nd in Business , 3rd in Sustainability, and 80th in the Design/Pro Bono category for an overall score of 89.12.
Frank Harmon’s firm ranked 103rd in Business, 7th in Sustainability, and 12th in Design/Pro Bono, for an overall score of 87.34.
“The list is designed to celebrate practices of all kinds,” Architect’s editors note, “practices that are as adept with building technology as they are in business, that can win design awards and also give back to their communities.”
PBC+L was singled out for its good showings in the business and sustainability categories, and for winning a national award for the Park Shops at NC State University.
The editors note that “Smaller firm Frank Harmon excelled in the design category, winning awards for its pro bono JC Raulston Lath House at NC State University.”
“We are honored and delighted to be ranked alongside such distinguished practices,” said Jeffrey Lee, FAIA, a principal in PBC+L. “It is truly encouraging to receive such validation.”
“This is our most honored recognition,” said Frank Harmon, FAIA, founder and principal of Frank Harmon Architect PA, “because it recognizes the essentials of a good architectural practice: business success, sustainability, and design excellence. That’s another way of saying we do good work, we run a good business, and we have fun!”
The full “Architect 50” appears in Architect Magazine’s September 2012 edition and online in the magazine’s Business section. Architect is the official publication of the American Institute of Architects. For more information, go to www.architectmagazine.com.
About Pearce Brinkley Cease + Lee:
Pearce Brinkley Cease + Lee (PBC+) is an award-winning, full-service architectural firm specializing in academic and cultural arts projects. PBC+L has offices in Raleigh and Asheville, North Carolina. The firm’s work has been published in numerous professional journals. This year, Architect Magazine ranked the firm 15th in the Top 50 Firms in the Nation. For more information, visit www.pbclarchitecture.com or find the firm on Facebook, Twitter, and Linkedin.
About Frank Harmon Architect PA:Frank Harmon, FAIA, principal of Frank Harmon Architect PA in Raleigh, NC, is also a Professor in Practice at the NC State University College of Design. His firm specializes in modern, sustainable, and regionally appropriate design. In 2011, Harmon was included in Residential Architect’s recent “RA 50: The short list of architects we love.” This year, Architect Magazine ranked his firm 17th in the Top 50 Firms In The Nation. For more information, go to www.frankharmon.com.