Horton Harper Architects is a contemporary architectural practice based in Cleveland, OH. Led by Michael Horton and Westleigh Harper, the firm's efforts are focused on the creation of novel and program centered buildings that are deeply rooted in their cultural, historical, and geographical contexts. Their work has been recognized & exhibited for design excellence by the American Institute of Architects at the local, state, and national level. The practice is currently involved in a wide range of custom residential, multifamily, and institutional projects.
Michael V. Horton
Michael Horton is principal and co-founder of Horton Harper Architects and a licensed architect in the State of Ohio. He has previously served as Adjunct Professor at Kent State University where he taught undergraduate design studios. Mr. Horton has lectured at the Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative and served as a guest speaker for the American Institute of Architect's Cleveland Chapter. He is a graduate of Kent State University where he earned his Bachelor of Architecture and Bachelor of Science in Architecture.
Westleigh Harper, principal and co-founder, has lectured at the Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative and served as guest design critic at KSU’s College of Architecture and Environmental Design, while also acting as Adjunct Professor at Ursuline College's Department of Historic Preservation. In 2022 he acted as jury chair for the AIA Richmond Design Awards and has sat on the board of director's for LAND Studio in Cleveland. He is a graduate of Kent State University where he earned a Bachelor of Architecture and Bachelor of Science in Architecture.