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Architect Philip Freelon’s designs do more than shape buildings. They tell stories. Freelon, a 1975 graduate, fashions a narrative by placing symbols of history and culture into each building’s walls. He configures functionality into that story.

Freelon’s signature buildings include the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture in Charlotte, the International Civil Rights Center & Museum in Greensboro and the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture in Baltimore. His next project may be his biggest yet: the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture on the National Mall in Washington, DC.

Freelon is a transformational alumnus. Learn more about his story.