AIA Issues Statement on Death of Architect Philip Freelon, FAIA

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has issued the following statement regarding the death of architect Philip Freelon, FAIA.

“We are saddened to learn of the loss of notable architect Phil Freelon, FAIA,” states AIA EVP/Chief Executive Officer Robert Ivy, FAIA. “Phil was a trailblazer in the architecture community and a pioneer of public spaces. His contributions to the design of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, notable projects in communities across the United States as well as his positive influence on the profession and our society will be felt for years to come.”

“Phil has left a legacy of service to the AIA and its members,” says AIA 2019 President William Bates, FAIA. “He has served as a great mentor and role model for many and was a kind and loving friend to all who knew him. His memory will forever be imprinted in the significant designs he brought to the world. He will be greatly missed.”   

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