|Harry Compton, Architect, with BS and MS degrees from Virginia Tech where he was a senior
ROTC-scholarship graduate, served two years as a commissioned USAF Planning Officer, is an award-winning architect certified by the prestigious National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB), has been licensed in three states, spent ten years teaching architectural design at four different universities, has been State Architect for two of Florida’s largest public agencies, and is currently in private practice in Bartlesville, Oklahoma.
Published writing by Harry Compton has appeared in the Architectural Record, Progressive Architecture, the Planner's Press, the Oklahoma Observer, the Kansas Engineer, and many newspapers. His design specialty is in commercial and residential remodeling and renovation, with wide experience in many types of buildings, as owner of developable property, who made numerous illustrated heath-care design seminar presentations in Tampa and Orlando. Other work included hurricane damage assessment teams, service on a municipal Board of Adjustment, and president of two different neighborhood associations. Currently on a Building Code Appeals Board and the Washington County Election Board.
Anyone who owns existing buildings can dramatically increase the value of their property with professional design. Consult an architect before making changes, to achieve coordination with structure, building codes, restrictive covenants, deed limitations, fire prevention, cost control, energy efficiency, choosing compatible colors, understanding good proportions, and the ability to visualize an overall sense of design. For new construction, an architect can also be extremely helpful in site selection, site planning, and storm shelter design or retrofits.