Harry A. “Bo” MacEwen, F.A.I.A., (1911 – 2002) Noted architect and a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects was a true classical architect who excelled in both his design abilities and his natural gift of delineation of his designs.  Bo MacEwen was widely recognized for his outstanding visual contributions in architecture to the Tampa Bay area in and around the Florida community, and also the southeastern parts of the United States. 


Bo MacEwen established his architectural office in Tampa beginning in 1959.  He was a native of Macon, Georgia; however, he began his architectural practice in Lakeland, Florida in 1936.  He was extensively trained in classic architecture, Bo MacEwen was a graduate of Auburn University and had devoted his career to designing buildings in traditional styles with occasional departures into more contemporary designs.


Long known for excellent residential design, his design work has been in large demand throughout southeastern United States.  His design work has been constructed in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Virginia, California, Texas, North Carolina, Maryland, South Carolina, Massachusetts, and Colorado.


For many years, he concentrated his practice on buildings for financial institutions, which received wide acclaim for classic designs adapted to the unique requirements of banking.  Harry A. MacEwen was responsible for designing more than 250 banking buildings in West Virginia, Georgia, and Florida in his early years in his Tampa office.


Because his architectural practice was headquartered in Tampa, he had an impact impacted on the community not only through his inspired architectural designs, but also by contributions to his community through service on the Board of Trustees of the University of Tampa, president of University Club], and director of Freedom Federal Savings.  In 1990, Bo MacEwen was recognized by American Society of Interior Design (A.S.I.D.) for his outstanding and unique architectural design talents.


In 1982 Bo MacEwen merged his practice to established the architectural firm,  The MacEwen Group, Inc. which he later sold to his partners in 2001 and was retained as a consultant until his death.  Harry MacEwen died on February 21, 2002. 




1931 – 1935

W. Elliott Dunwody, Jr., Architect, Macon, Georgia (general drafting, preliminary studies, general design, perspective renderings)


1935 – 1935

Clark Memorials, Macon, Georgia (monument design)


1936 – 1938

Pierce & MacEwen, Architects, Lakeland, Florida  (as principal and general practice)


1938 – 1938

E. Orrin Smith, Architect, Columbus, Georgia (general drafting, preliminary studies, general design, perspective renderings)


1938 – 1940

Harry A. MacEwen, Architect, Macon, Georgia (general practice as principal)


1940 – 1942

MacEwen & Ferguson, Architects, Macon, Georgia (general practice as principal)


1942 – 1945 (''service during World War II'')

U. S. Navy, Lieutenant Commander, Captain of a Subchaser


1945 – 1949

MacEwen, Hall & Ferguson Architects, Macon, Georgia (general practice as principal)


1949 – 1952

Dunwody, MacEwen, Hall, & Ferguson, Architects (responsible for ad administration of contract with U.S. Marine Corps for complete architectural services for USMC Supply Center in Albany, Georgia. The project's construction cost in 1950 dollars was $50,000,000.)


1952 – 1959

J. E. Greiner Company, Baltimore, Maryland, Albany, Georgia, and Tampa (vice president of architecture)


1952 - 1992**

Harry A. MacEwen, A.I.A., Tampa, Florida, (owner and partner)


1972 - 1974

MacEwen & Associates Architects, Inc., Tampa, Florida (chairman of board and oversight of architectural practice)


1982 – 1999

The MacEwen Group, Inc., Tampa, Florida (president, head of design, oversight of business management, administration, and public relations.)