Known for public projects in New York City, including the Time-Life Building at Rockefeller Center. Served on the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts from 1955 until 1959. Awarded the AIA Gold Medal in 1967.
He studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, winning the Rotch Taveling Scholarship in 1922. He was elected as an Associate member in the National Academy of Design in 1938, eventually being named in 1948 a full Academician.
He co-founded the firm, Harrison & Abramovitz, with Max Abramowitz in 1941.
His parents were living in Worcester, Massachusetts, in 1895, when he was born.
He was friends with Nelson Rockefeller, serving as his architectural advisor.