Owner, Kevin Harris Architect, LLC
Kevin Harris, FAIA, is a nationally recognized expert on single-family residential and renovation design. He has received more than a dozen design awards, and been published in over 50 books and publications including The New York Times, Smart Money, Southern Living and Business Week. He has been a guest on NPR’s “All Things Considered.” His work has been featured on ABC’s “Nightline”, HGTV’s “Before and AFTER” and “Curb Appeal.”
In his free time, Kevin serves on several industry boards and task forces. He is a frequent lecturer at industry and association events. Kevin holds degrees from LSU’s School of Architecture and Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design. He taught for 10 years at LSU before pursuing a full-time practice and currently serves on Harvard’s GSD Alumni Council. He holds an NCARB certificate, is licensed to practice architecture and has designed Forever Homes in four states. In 2009, Kevin was elevated to Fellowship in the American Institute of Architects for notable contribution to the advancement of the profession of architecture. He and his wife, Elizabeth, have three daughters and live in their own renovated Forever Home in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
The Forever Home
Publication Date: July 2015
The Forever Home provides the foundation to plan your dream home. He explains how to confidently find the right professionals who will make it a reality. Renown architect Kevin Harris will guide you through his proven, step-by-step process to design and build a house that will become your forever home. No matter where you travel, your forever home is the place you feel complete. Inside these pages, you’ll learn how to:
• Determine when it makes sense to hire an architect
• Evaluate and assemble the design and construction teams that are right for you
• Understand the residential construction process
• Use the Hierarchy of Design to make the most important decisions first
• Recognize pitfalls and avoid many common, but ill-advised cost-saving schemes
The Forever Home paves the way for you to design and build not only the home of your dreams, but one that will serve your children, grandchildren, aging parents and even you, later on in life.