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Phil Freelon

Phil has more than 30 years of experience in project design and management. Working out of our RTP office, he guides Perkins+Will’s museum and library work, establishing programmatic and design direction while advancing each project forward to completion. Phil is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects and the recipient of AIA North Carolina’s Gold Medal, its highest individual honor.

Feb 15, 2017

Making the Case: The AIA’s First African American Gold Medal Winner

The 2017 AIA Gold Medal was posthumously awarded to Paul Revere Williams, FAIA. Williams is the first African American architect to receive the AIA's highest individual honor. In support of his nomination in late 2016, Phil Freelon presented Williams' portfolio and story to the AIA Board of Directors. For the first time ever, we're sharing Freelon's speech to the Board. Read More +

Sep 26, 2016

In Their Own Words: Phil Freelon and Zena Howard

The opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture is a historically significant moment for the United States. Two of the people who helped realize the vision of the museum share their personal stories that have helped shape the designers they've become. Read More +