Philip Freelon (LF '90) was in town last week to join the festivities to inaugurate the new Phil Freelon Fellowship. In announcing the new fellowship, Dean Mohsen Mostafavi wrote:
Phil Freelon is a passionate advocate for equity and diversity in the design sphere. He is Managing and Design Director of Perkins+Will's North Carolina practice, and his portfolio includes the National Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta, Historic Emancipation Park in Houston, and the recently opened National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC. He also is a former Loeb Fellow here at the GSD.
The Phil Freelon Fellowship Fund will provide financial aid to students attending the GSD with the intent to expand academic opportunities for under-represented students. I thank Perkins+Will, Phil Freelon, and Phil Harrison for their generosity in establishing this Fellowship, as the creativity, dynamism, and success of our GSD community are enriched by and even contingent on an increasingly diverse student body.