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Stephen Harby is an architect registered in the State of California

His professional activities are concentrated in various realms, all focused on furthering the understanding and appreciation of the built environment:

As an Artist…

Stephen Harby is an accomplished and recognized painter in watercolor. His work is in many collections, including the Art Institute of Chicago. He has been recognized through grants and fellowships, including those from the MacDowell Colony, Western European Architectural Foundation (Gabriel Prize), and the American Academy in Rome (Rome Prize). He is represented by the Los Angeles gallery, Edward Cella Art and Architecture, where his work is available for purchase.

As an Educator…

Stephen Harby has served on the faculty of the Yale School of Architecture since 2002 as a Visiting Critic. He directs the school’s annual summer program in Rome, which enrolls each year 30 second-year students in the school’s graduate Master of Architecture Program. The course, Rome, Continuity and Change seeks to broaden the students’ awareness of that city’s development over three millennia. In examining the city’s architecture and urban spaces through free-hand drawing, the students gain traditional skills essential for any practitioner as well as a first hand knowledge of some of the world’s most important and seminal buildings.

Stephen Harby has led workshops in watercolor painting internationally, often under the auspices of the Institute of Classical Architecture in New York.

Stephen Harby’s travel enterprise, Stephen Harby Invitational, organizes exclusive travel opportunities for small groups of clients to experience some of the most exotic and hard to reach destinations of the world. Three to five trips of one to three weeks are offered each year to small groups. The trips provide exclusive access to sites not normally available to the average traveler and engage the most informed local experts. Each trip is the result of extensive on the ground in-situ advanced planning and preparation. The trips are all inclusive.

Stephen Harby also has conducted tours for internationally recognized organizations, including the Society of Architectural Historians, the American Academy in Rome, the National Tropical Botanical Garden, and the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art.




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