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Architect Philip G. Freelon: Early Influences and African American Cultural Centers

Posted: 5/3/2007

Architect Philip G. Freelon dropped by the New York City offices of and talked about his practice (which includes interior and furniture design), his early interests in design and science, the influence of Charles Eames and the Smithsonian's planned National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C.

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Philip G. Freelon
The Freelon Group Architects
Research Triangle
Park, N.C.

A native of Philadelphia and a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Philip G. Freelon founded his own practice in 1990. The Freelon Group has grown to a staff of 50 with a portfolio that includes corporate, institutional and cultural commissions. Among them are three African American cultural centers. The Freelon group has also honed its collective skills in construction documentation, project management, and construction administration.

From McGraw-Hill Construction
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  • The Freelon Group

  • National Museum of African American History of Culture

  • The Eames Foundation

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