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HARRY CHARLES WOLF III, FAIA (1935-)
Harry Wolf was born in Charlotte. He graduated in 1958 from the Georgia Tech School of Architecture. Then he went to MIT from 1958-1960.
After working for a few firms including Odelland Graves & Toy, he founded Wolf Johnson Associates in Charlotte in 1966. That became Wolf Associates in late 1966. After doing extensive work in the Charlotte banking industry, Wolf moved to New York in 1983 and then to Los Angeles in 1988.
He appeared briefly in the movie Concert of Wills about the making of the Getty Center. His office is in West Hollywood CA.
Most notably in Raleigh, he designed the 1978 addition to the NCSU School of Design, now called Kamphoefner Hall, above photo by Anne Pearlstein. Wolf has won 30+ awards from the national AIA including their Honor Award five times.
1965 - The Luther Hartwell Hodges Jr. Residence,
357 Spillway Drive, Linville NC.
1966 - The John H. Williams Residence, aka the Mountain Residence, 361 Spillway Drive, Banner Elk NC. Next door to the Luther Hodges Jr. House. Built by Blythe and Isenhour. Marley Carroll was the project architect. Engineers were R. V. Wasdell and Associates. Featured in Architectural Record Houses of 1970. Won a 1970 AIANC Merit Award and a 1970 South Atlantic Region AIA Honor Award. Still owned by the Williams family as of 2012. Top photo by Tom Walters. Small photos provided by Marley Carroll.
1969 - The Lee Folger House, Charlotte NC. Designed with Marley Carroll. Unbuilt. According to Harry Wolf, "One of the major constraints of the site was that it was in the floodplain. The Folgers both loved the design of the house and were devastated when the city ruled the site unbuildable, a fact known to the land seller but not revealed to the Folgers, resulting in a lawsuit between them."
1973 - The Russel and Julie Patterson Residence, 40 Old Route 116, Hinesburg VT. Won a 1976 AIANC Honor Award. Photos except aerial by Otto Bates. Still owned as of 2009 by the Pattersons.
1979 - The Brown Guest House and Painters Studio, several structures
1980 - The US Embassy Staff Housing, Doha, Qatar. Unbuilt.
1985 - The US Ambassador's Residence, Doha, Qatar. Unbuilt. According to Wolf, Phil Shive was in charge of this project and the sketches were by Adi Mistri. Richard Stenhouse, a painter, produced the color drawings.
2008 - The Decker Canyon Residence, Malibu CA. Unbuilt.
2011 - The Harry Wolf Apartment Interior, 1355 North Laurel Avenue, West Hollywood CA. The original Spanish Colonial house was designed in 1925 by architects Arthur and Nina Zwebel. Photos by Paul Raeside.
2013 - The 1979 Brown design came back to life for a new owner and site. Location unknown.
2013 - The 1969 Folger House design came back to life for new clients with some changes. Location unknown.
Sources include: History of The North Carolina Chapter of the AIA 1913-1998: An Architectural Heritage by C. David Jackson and Charlotte V. Brown, Marley Carroll, Harry Wolf.