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February 22, 2017

11 pioneering architects of color who made their mark

Curbed

The National Museum of African American History and Culture was a long time coming, but for architect Phil Freelon it was right on time. Freelon, 63, was principal architect for the museum, which opened to intense acclaim and popularity Sept. 24 in Washington. He's now world-renowned for his designs, but his success didn't come quickly or easily.

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February 14, 2017

Architect shapes nation's view of African American history

Associated Press

The National Museum of African American History and Culture was a long time coming, but for architect Phil Freelon it was right on time. Freelon, 63, was principal architect for the museum, which opened to intense acclaim and popularity Sept. 24 in Washington. He's now world-renowned for his designs, but his success didn't come quickly or easily.

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February 6, 2017

Google's plan to make our buildings less poisonous

Fast Company

Our buildings can make us sick. In Google, the movement for healthy architecture may have gotten its most powerful ally yet.

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January 24, 2017

New map highlights African-American architects’ work in Los Angeles

Next City

A new map produced by the Los Angeles chapter of the AIA marks over 50 buildings in the city with significant input by African-American architects. Until now, this history, which reveals an impressive breadth of projects, from colleges to hospitals, housing to civic centers, churches, temples, restaurants, and the iconic LAX Theme Building, was never collected into one visual.

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January 17, 2017

25 must-see buildings in Iowa

USA Today

USA Today travel editor Ben Abramson takes a tour of Iowa’s noteworthy architecture.

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January 4, 2017

World's architecture focus of new travel program

Forbes

Travelers with a serious interest in building design often don’t get their fill when visiting new places, but an innovative travel program called Architectural Adventures aims to change that.

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December 13, 2016

The overlooked legacy of pioneering African-American architect Paul Revere Williams

Fast Company

Paul Revere Williams (1894–1980) achieved a number of firsts during his lifetime, and can add another item to that list.  Williams is the first African-American recipient of the AIA Gold Medal—regarded as the profession's highest honor.

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November 24, 2016

Riba architecture prize won by 'modern Machu Picchu'

BBC

A university building in Peru designed by a female-led Irish firm has won the first Royal Institute of British Architects global architecture prize.

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