Ralph Harvard is a Virginian, based in New York City. As an architectural historian and preservationist, he focuses on period precedents, proper proportions, and quality craftsmanship. He has an encyclopedic knowledge of the early architecture of the Coastal South and has worked on significant historic structures throughout America, Britain, and the Caribbean. Mr. Harvard has received awards from the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the Historic Annapolis Foundation for his restoration projects and is a consultant for a number of museums, including Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello and the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts, where he spear-headed the complete re-interpretation of the period rooms.
Past President of the American Friends of the Georgian Group, Mr. Harvard is a governor of the Decorative Arts Trust. He holds a degree from the University of Virginia School of Architecture, as well as a second degree in Interior Design, and has attended the Attingham School and the Harvard Graduate School of Design.