John J. Albanese
PRINCIPAL ARCHITECT, AIA, ATLANTA
After earning his Bachelor’s of Architecture degree at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, John received his Master’s 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 Arkansas, Connecticut, Georgia, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. 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. John is also on the 2020 Chastain Park Conservancy Board of Directors.
Bulent A. Baydar
PRINCIPAL ARCHITECT, AIA, ATLANTA
While working with Harrison Design, Bulent helped establish offices in Santa Barbara, Calif., in 2004 and Washington, D.C. in 2010. He is a registered architect in 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, Institute of Classical Architecture & Art (ICAA), National Trust for Historic Preservation and National Council of Architectural Registration Boards. His work was awarded a 2008 Shutze Award from the ICAA.
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. He is a mentor for the East Cobb Robotics Team of Marietta, Georgia. 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.
Gregory L. Palmer
PRINCIPAL ARCHITECT, AIA, NAPLES
Greg is the principal architect in Harrison Design’s Naples office, which he opened in 2017. He 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 Connecticut, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Missouri, 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’s a member of the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards, the American Institute of Architects, Southern Architectural Foundation, National Trust for Historic Preservation and is a past president of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art (ICAA) Southeast chapter. In 2013, he served as a juror for the Acanthus Awards of the ICAA’s Chicago chapter. Greg now serves on the ICAA Florida chapter’s board of directors.
Anthony P. Spann
PRINCIPAL ARCHITECT, AIA, WEST COAST
Tony is managing principal of the Los Angeles and Santa Barbara offices. In 2004, he merged his architecture practice in Santa Barbara with Harrison Design, establishing the company’s first West Coast office. In 2007, he opened the firm’s Los Angeles studio. The Chicago native earned his bachelor’s degree in architecture from the University of Illinois at Chicago Circle. He’s a registered architect in California, Illinois, Nevada and Oregon. Currently Tony serves on the Design Review Commission of the City of Beverly Hills. For 11 years, he sat on the Montecito Board of Architectural Review for the County of Santa Barbara and the City of Santa Barbara’s Historic Landmarks Commission for eight years. He’s a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). Along with other honors, the AIA Santa Barbara chapter awarded him the Honor Award for Architectural Heritage in 2016.
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.