Arthur Loomis Harmon (July 13, 1878–October 17, 1958) was an American architect. He is most famous as the design partner of the firm Shreve, Lamb and Harmon.

Arthur Loomis Harmon
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BornJuly 13, 1878
DiedOctober 17, 1958
PracticeMcKim, Mead & White, Wallis & Goodwillie, Shreve, Lamb & Harmon
Buildings740 Park Avenue, Empire State Building, 3 Park Avenue


He was born in Chicago in 1878[1] and graduated from Columbia University's School of Architecture in 1901.[2] From 1902 to 1911, he practiced with the architectural firm of McKim, Mead & White. Later, he partnered with the firm of Wallis & Goodwillie before joining Shreve and Lamb to form Shreve, Lamb & Harmon. He was elected into the National Academy of Design as an Associate member in 1935 and became a full Academician in 1944.

He died on October 17, 1958 in White Plains, New York.


With the firm, he designed many landmarks that still stand today. Among them are: 740 Park Avenue, the Empire State Building, and 3 Park Avenue.[3]

Personally, he also designed several buildings of relative fame, namely the Jerusalem International YMCA,[4] Ten-Eyck-Troughton Residence, Shelton Hotel (currently the New York Marriott East Side),[5] and Warburton House.


  1. ^ "Arthur Loomis Harmon". Retrieved 28 March 2016.
  2. ^ Lamb, William F (6 October 2007). "A spirit of cooperation". The Guardian. Retrieved 28 March 2016.
  3. ^ "ARTHUR LOOMIS HARMON (1878-1958)". Thomas Kellner. Retrieved 28 March 2016.
  4. ^ "YMCA INTERNATIONAL WORK IN PALESTINE AND ISRAEL: An Inventory of Its Records". Kautz Family YMCA Archives. University of Minnesota. Retrieved 2016-02-10.
  5. ^ Gray, Christopher (2013-01-17). "Streetscapes | The Yale Club — Society Membership for Belle of Vanderbilt Avenue". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2019-05-18.