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Philip Freelon Delivers Series of Guest Lectures on Architecture and Design

Lew Myers


Research Triangle Park, NC – Philip Freelon, FAIA, delivered a series of lectures on architecture and his firm’s current design work in appearances this year across the U.S. Freelon was a featured speaker at the Menil Lecture Series, presented in Houston by the Menil Collection and the Rice University Department of Art History. He provided an overview of the planning studies The Freelon Group is completing to support the rebuilding of Houston’s historic Emancipation Park. The Park was founded by former slaves in 1872 to commemorate and celebrate Juneteenth, the anniversary of the June 19, 1865 announcement of the Emancipation Proclamation. The Menil Collection is a museum and cultural center opened in 1987 to preserve and exhibit the art collection of John and Dominique de Menil. Considered one of the most important privately assembled collections of the twentieth century, The Menil Collection houses approximately 17,000 paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings, photographs and rare books.

Other recent guest lectures presented by Phil Freelon include:
• Louisiana State University and Southern University Schools of Architecture, Baton Rouge, LA
• Savannah College of Art and Design, Atlanta, GA
• Auburn University College of Architecture, Auburn, AL
• The Kansas African American Museum, Topeka, KS
• Rotary International, Topeka KS Chapter

Phil Freelon is also a Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s School of Architecture and Planning, where he teaches a graduate course in Professional Practice in Architecture. He is a frequent speaker and guest lecturer at numerous universities, arts and cultural institutions in the US and overseas.