Phil Freelon Chosen to Receive Distinguished ‘Star Award’ from IIDA

Phil Freelon, principal and managing director of the North Carolina practice of Perkins+Will, will be honored this summer with the 2016 International Interior Design Association (IIDA) Star Award, which recognizes individuals or organizations that have made significant contributions to the interior design profession.

Freelon has led the design of major cultural institutions around the U.S., including the link textNational Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta, Emancipation Park in Houston, and the $500 million Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.

President Barack Obama appointed Freelon to the National Commission of Fine Arts, and he has been recognized as a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects (FAIA). He is also as a recipient the Thomas Jefferson Award for Public Architecture. Freelon was honored as Contract Magazine’s Designer of the Year in 2008.

Freelon will receive the 2016 Star Award on June 12 during the IIDA Annual Meeting at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago.

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