HAROLD MALLETTE

Integrated Design

SAY IT LOUD - North Carolina Exhibitor

North Carolina Based Designer

Who or what inspires you professionally?

My ever-expanding knowledge is powerfully inspiring: my understanding of systems/materials and how they connect; my interpretation of zoning laws/building codes; and my ability to capture a community’s excitement through built form.

HAROLD MALLETTE

Bio:

Harold Mallette is a talented, passionate, and highly motivated architectural designer who strives to merge community and architecture. He seamlessly moves among diverse constituencies, finding common ground to work toward a design goal. An active member of NOMA, he also serves as a commissioner on the Raleigh Historic Development Commission.

 

How did you first learn about architecture and when did you decide that built environment profession was an area of interest for you?

My uncle, an engineer, encouraged me to think about the built environment. I found the concepts intuitive in my high school drafting classes. After studying graphic design in college, I wanted to transfer my 2D skills to 3D, so I pursued my MArch.

What do you do?

I am an Architectural Designer at Integrated Design. On any given project, I am involved during all delivery phases. I work on a variety of tasks, design at multiple scales producing floor plans, concept images to wall sections, detail drawings.

What excites you in the work you do?

I am excited by the relationships and history behind the work and the story behind how each project comes through the door. Determining where I fit into the process and learning how the industry functions increases my confidence as a designer.

Who or what inspires you professionally?

My ever-expanding knowledge is powerfully inspiring: my understanding of systems/materials and how they connect; my interpretation of zoning laws/building codes; and my ability to capture a community’s excitement through built form.

What is your proudest professional accomplishment or achievement?

Committing to becoming a licensed architect is my proudest accomplishment. My journey toward licensure is just beginning and feels daunting at times, but committing to passing the exams was a significant mental hurdle for me to overcome.

Featured Project Name: 

6 & Atlantic

 

Featured Project Location: 

North Carolina

 

Featured Project Completion Date: 

October 2021

 

Role in Featured Project: 

Designer

 

Featured Project Description:

6 & Atlantic is a retail building at the corner of two major thoroughfares. As a prominent, well accessed site, the design treats the building as a destination. With a limited material palate of massing shapes, narrow, transparent light cuts through the façade and serves as a focal point. This design move increases the amount of light that enters the space, breaks up the long exterior wall and establishes a node on the site.

Photography Credit:

Harold Mallette and Emmy Wood