NEW MUSEUM PROJECTS – INTEGRATING ARCHITECTURE AND THEME by Philip Freelon, FAIA

Posted September 29th, 2009 at 12:06 pm.

Drexel University Department of Architecture presents
Farajollah & Maryam Badie Arfaa Lecture Series
NEW MUSEUM PROJECTS – INTEGRATING ARCHITECTURE AND THEME
by Philip Freelon, FAIA
Thursday, October 1, 2009 at 6:30 PM
Mandell Theater, Drexel Univ, 33rd & Chestnut Streets
Cost: complimentary
Registration: Not Required
This Lecture is worth 2 AIA /CES Learning Units
Contact: Paul Hirshorn, 215-895-2409, architecture@drexel.edu

In 1990, Philadelphia-native Philip Freelon established the Freelon Group in North Carolina. Now a large, award-winning firm, it specializes in designs for higher education and science and technology. Mr. Freelon and his firm have secured their greatest renown, however, for several museums that commemorate the Civil Rights Movement and the African-American experience. In 2009, the Freelon Group was part of a team that received the commission for the new Smithsonian Museum of African-American History and Culture that will be erected on the Mall in Washington D.C. Freelon’s work has been published in numerous journals including Architecture and Metropolitan Home and in 2008 he was named “Designer of the Year” by Contract magazine. This year, Philip Freelon was awarded the AIA.’s Thomas Jefferson Award for Public Architecture.

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