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HENRY HARDNETT

Seattle Design Commission
African American AIA Fellow

SAY IT LOUD - Washington DC  Exhibitor
Washington Based Designer 

Bio:  

His mastery of the difficult challenges of finding community has made possible the planning and implementation of public-use architectural programs, and his sympathetic leadership and quiet authority - qualities indispensable in public service - command the respect and attention of parties throughout the process of development: community leaders, planners and architects, technical consultants.

HENRY HARDNETT

Bio:

Henry Hardnett earned his Bachelors of Architecture degree at Howard University and his Masters of Architecture degree at Harvard. He has facilitated achievement of design quality in public-use architecture. He has played a key strategic role in the design and construction of major projects of the US Public Health Service, throughout the Northwest and the US. His mastery of the difficult challenges of finding community has made possible the planning and implementation of public-use architectural programs, and his sympathetic leadership and quiet authority - qualities indispensable in public service - command the respect and attention of parties throughout the process of development: community leaders, planners and architects, technical consultants. Amongst his many accomplishments and positions, Henry has served as Seattle Design Commission, Vice Chair at a crucial time in the development of urban policy, as well as on the Holly Park Advisory Board and Steering Committee, helping achieve consensus among diverse public constituencies on a project that has become a national model for urban housing. Hardentt was on the AIA Seattle Diversity Roundtable, where Henry helped establish scholarship programs to support students from minority and disadvantaged backgrounds in their design studies at the University of Washington. In 2010, AIA Seattle recognized Henry's civic engagement with the Community Service Award.

 

Object:

Object Five - Alternative career, volunteer work with organizations not directly connected with the built environment, or service to society

 

Year of Elevation: 

2005

 

Featured Project Name: 

Indian Health Service/ Samuel Simmonds Memorial Hospital

 

Featured Project Location: 

Barrow, Alaska

 

Featured Project Completion Date: 

2010

Role in Featured Project: 

Manager of design and construction

 

Featured Project Description:

The facility is visually connected to the surrounding landscape and situated to have minimal impact on the environment and traditional subsistence hunting. Designed to respect and celebrate the Inupiat culture, it serves as the hub for health, education and social interaction within Barrow and the North Slope communities. The design and the incorporation of evidence-based design principles support a spiritual atmosphere revolving around quality, family-centered care in a safe environment.

Photography Credit:

HDR