Gregory L. Palmer
PRINCIPAL ARCHITECT, AIA, NAPLES
Greg is a principal architect and president of Harrison Design. He is based in the Naples office, which he opened in 2017. Greg started with the company in 1995, after working with several firms in Atlanta. His expertise includes institutional, residential, hospitality and resort planning and he is registered in Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wyoming. Greg earned a bachelor’s degree in architectural engineering technology from the Southern Technical Institute (now known as Kennesaw State University) in Marietta, Ga. He serves on the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art (ICAA) Florida chapter’s board of directors and is a past president of the Southeast chapter. Greg is a member of the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards, the American Institute of Architects, and Naples Design District. He is on the advisory board of the City of Naples Community Redevelopment Association. In 2012 and 2022, he served as a juror for the Acanthus Awards of the ICAA’s Chicago chapter. Greg designed one of the homes that led to ADAC and Veranda naming the firm 2022 Southeast Architect of the Year. He also earned a 2022 Palladio Award and 2020 Mizner Award for a residence in Atlanta.
John J. Albanese
PRINCIPAL ARCHITECT, AIA, ATLANTA
After earning his Bachelor of Architecture degree at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, John received his Master of Architecture from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute in Blacksburg, Va. He began his career as a draftsman with a firm in Sayville, NY, before moving to Georgia in 1997. In 1999, John joined Harrison Design as a project manager and 10 years later, was named principal. He’s a registered architect in Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Georgia, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas. He’s a member of the American Institute of Architects, Institute of Classical Architecture & Art, National Trust for Historic Preservation and a certified member of the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards. Since 2020, John has served on the board of directors of the Chastain Park Conservancy and in June 2022 he joined the board of the Bill Harrison Foundation.
Richard C. Hatch
PRINCIPAL, ASSOCIATE AIA, ATLANTA
With bachelor’s degrees in architecture and architectural engineering from the Southern Technical Institute (now known as Kennesaw State University) in Marietta, Ga., Rick was named a firm principal in 2009. Rick started his career as a draftsman for an architecture office in Marietta and joined Harrison Design in 1998. Along with the American Institute of Architects, he is a member of the National Historical Society, National Trust for Historic Preservation, Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation, and the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art. Since June 2022, Rick has served on the board of directors of the Bill Harrison Foundation. He volunteers with the GA FIRST Foundation throughout Georgia.
Bulent A. Baydar
PRINCIPAL ARCHITECT, AIA, ATLANTA
While working with Harrison Design, Bulent helped establish offices in Santa Barbara in 2004 and Washington, D.C. in 2010. He is a registered architect in Connecticut, Georgia, Florida and Virginia, and received his Master of Architecture at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, where he also earned his bachelor’s degree in architecture. He joined Harrison Design in 1995 and has been a principal since 2014. Bulent is a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), Institute of Classical Architecture & Art (ICAA), National Trust for Historic Preservation and National Council of Architectural Registration Boards. He serves on the board for the City Springs Theatre Company in Sandy Springs. Bulent designed one of the homes that led to ADAC and Veranda naming the firm 2022 Southeast Architect of the Year. He also earned two Honor awards in 2022 from the AIA Atlanta.
Jesse J. Harrison
PRINCIPAL, LOS ANGELES
Jesse joined Harrison Design’s Los Angeles office in 2010 as business development director. Prior to that, Jesse had cofounded a company in Atlanta that brands, markets and manages luxury properties for event, media, television and film partnerships. His previous experience includes directing a contemporary art gallery in Atlanta and specializing in marketing fine art for the Atlanta Decorative Arts Center. He’s a founding member of UNICEF NextGen Los Angeles; is on the development committee of the Los Angeles Conservancy; served on the advisory board of DIFFA: Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS in Los Angeles, and is a member of the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art.
PRINCIPAL ARCHITECT, AIA, SANTA BARBARA
With his Master of Architecture from the University of Notre Dame, Anthony joined Harrison Design in 2007. He received his bachelor’s degree in architectural studies with high distinction and a bachelor’s degree in art history with distinction from Carleton University in Ottawa. Anthony serves on the City of Santa Barbara’s Historic Landmarks Commission and the Board for the Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation. He is a regular walking tour leader for a number of local groups, including the Coalition for Sustainable Transportation. An accomplished artist in watercolor renderings and architectural drawing, Anthony regularly contributes articles regarding architecture to a number of local publications.