Freelon to be honored at the 15th annual Design Guild Award Dinner April 21
Phil Freelon has been selected as the recipient of the 2012 Design Guild Award for his remarkable contributions to architecture, art, and design most notably his impact on public sector buildings – his work covers design for research and education, health and well-being, the advancement of understanding between disparate cultures, and the creative expression of the arts – focusing on the importance for the average person to experience beautiful and inspiring architecture not only when they go to a famous building but in their everyday lives.
A native of Philadelphia, PA., Phil Freelon holds a Bachelor of Environmental Design (Architecture) from North Carolina State University’s College of Design and a Master of Architecture from MIT. Freelon founded The Freelon Group in 1990. Freelon’s firm has successfully delivered award winning building design within a collaborative and innovative studio environment. The firm has completed major museum projects in Baltimore, San Francisco, Greensboro and Charlotte, NC. The team of Freelon Adjaye Bond has recently been selected by the Smithsonian Institution to design the new National Museum of African American History and Culture to be located on the National Mall in Washington, DC.
Freelon has served as an adjunct professor at the College of Design, North Carolina State University and has been a visiting critic and lecturer at Harvard, MIT, the University of Maryland, Syracuse University, Kent State University, the University of Cincinnati, Catholic University and the New Jersey Institute of Technology, among others.
Freelon is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects. He is also the 2009 recipient of the AIA Thomas Jefferson Award for Public Architecture and the 2010 recipient of AIA North Carolina’s Gold Medal. Most recently Freelon was appointed by President Obama to the US Commission of Fine Arts.
15th Annual Design Guild Award Dinner
Please join us for the 2012 Design Guild Award Dinner honoring recipient Philip Freelon on Saturday, April 21, 2012 at the Raleigh Convention Center in downtown Raleigh beginning with a reception at 6 p.m. and dinner at 7:00 p.m.
Dress will be black tie.
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