Kirk Harman, Founder and CEO of The Harman Group, recently sat down with Curbed Philly to discuss how the firm “makes Philly’s high-rises stand up.”
When it comes to high-rises, developers and architects tend to get all the praise. But the two are nothing if their sleek skyscrapers can’t actually be built. And in Philadelphia, there’s one man who’s become the go-to guy to make sure that happens.
Meet Kirk Harman, CEO of the local structural engineering company the Harman Group. His firm is behind 10 of the 29 high-rises currently under construction in Philadelphia, from One Riverside on the Schuylkill to giant retail and residential development East Market.
Curbed Philly sat down with Harman in his King of Prussia office and talked about just exactly what his team does and how he’s watched this city grow—literally—in his 33 years of practice.
Check out the interview at Curbed Philly