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ELLEN PRATT HARRIS AIA, Principal

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Architectural work focused on the preservation, rehabilitation, and restoration of diverse historic structures with over twenty years of experience including historic building investigation and documentation, project production, management, and construction administration as well as producing numerous feasibility, master planning, and condition assessment studies. Expertise in the treatment of historic building fabric and materials conservation as well as extensive experience in governmental regulations and design review.

Experience prior to establishing an architectural practice in North Carolina in 1995 included project architect positions for firms in Atlanta and Washington, DC.

EDUCATION

Master of Architecture, Ohio State University, 1983
Emphasis in Historic Preservation
Studies Abroad Program, Genoa, Italy, Clemson University, 1982
Bachelor of Science in Design, Clemson University, 1981

REGISTRATION

Architecture, 1986 – NCARB Certified in North Carolina, South Carolina, Maryland, and Georgia

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS & ACTIVITIES

American Institute of Architects: Committee on Historic Resources, 1985-present

Transylvania County Joint Historic Preservation Commission, 1997-2003: Chairman, 2001-2003

Association for Preservation Technology International, 1986-present

Transylvania Community Arts Council:
Board of Directors, 2002-present,
President, 2007-present

Historic Houses Alumni Advisory Committee, Clemson University, 1996-present

Preservation North Carolina, Board of Advisors, 2001-present

Montgomery County (MD) Historic Preservation Commission, 1991-1994

Historic Takoma Inc., Board of Directors, 1990-1994

PRESENTATIONS

Facades on Main Street, Historic Preservation Commission Training Workshop, Flat Rock, North Carolina, 2003

Built for the Ages: The Preservation and Restoration of the Grove Park Inn, 1913-2001, Arts and Crafts Conference, Asheville, North Carolina, February 2001

Practical ADA Solutions, National Trust for Historic Preservation Conference, Washington, DC, 1999

Glass Fiber Resin Replacement of a Wood Balustrade, Strathmore Hall, APTI Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1991

On-Site Investigation: Unlocking the Secrets of Riversdale, Preserving the Country Manor Conference, University of Maryland, 1989

Harris Architects PLLC
33 West Probart Street
Brevard, North Carolina 28712
828.883.5535
info@harrisarch.com