After graduating from NC State’s School of Design in 1957, Abie Harris won the Paris Prize in Architecture, a national award that enabled him to travel and draw the historical architectural and urban icons in Europe and study at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris. He taught in the College of Design, co-founded the architectural firm Envirotek, and for thirty-two years helped plan the NC State University Main and Centennial campuses. Named the Alumni Distinguished Alumnus from the School of Design in 1991 and retired as University Architect Emeritus in 1998. He was named a fellow in the American Institute of Architects and was awarded the NC AIA F. Carter Williams Gold Medal in 2014 for his work in campus planning. His architectural drawings were donated to the D.H. Hill Library’s Special Collections. Prepared the Penland School of Crafts Master Plan in 1999, he taught and served on their board for eight years. Since retiring his drawing and painting have intensified and he has frequent shows at his Studio/Gallery.


Abie Harris, FAIA, University Architect Emeritus, NC State University 

Exhibition History
Blowing Rock Art and History Museum 2021 One person shoe
Louis Cherry Associates Pop Up 2018
Annual Penland School of Craft Auction -2015 - present
The Community Church of Chapel Hill “Painting Music” 2020
Horse and Buggy Press, Durham, 2016 - present
Roundabout Art Collective, Raleigh, 2016 and 2014
Trig Modern Gallery, Raleigh, 2014
Art Around Town (three one persons shows) Elkin, 2015
Raleigh Woman’s Club, 2012
Muhlenberg College, PA 2011
Home & Planet Gallery, PA 2011
Cameron Village Library 2010
Rebus Works, 2009, 2008
Raleigh Municipal Building, 2007
Buell Hall, Columbia University,  1990
Gregg Museum, NC State University, 1986
School of Design, NC State University, 1983