Archinect - News 2017-07-25T10:38:00-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149995005/an-american-story-a-conversation-with-phil-freelon An American Story; A conversation with Phil Freelon Paul Petrunia 2017-03-02T17:21:00-05:00 >2017-05-25T15:29:51-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/gr/grjys8nwl7aham3b.jpg" width="650" height="421" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>For this episode of Archinect Sessions, we're sharing our conversation with Phil Freelon, an architect that has dedicated his life to creating meaningful, thoughtful&nbsp;works of architecture that contribute&nbsp;to American culture and civil rights.&nbsp;</p><p>Recent notable projects lead by Mr. Freelon include the&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/39005328/watch-first-look-at-the-museum-of-african-american-history-and-culture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">National Museum of African American History and Culture,</a> <a href="http://bustler.net/news/797/architect-named-for-atlanta-s-center-for-civil-and-human-rights" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Atlanta's&nbsp;National Center for Civil and Human Rights</a>, the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.freelon.com/portfolio/250/Architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Museum of the African Diaspora</a> in San Francisco and Emancipation Park in Houston. We hope you enjoy our conversation with him discussing his work, growing up in a creative, activist household, his recent diagnosis with ALS, and his love of science fiction.</p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1200x/ss/ssdcivymcvq1j882.jpg"></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149994771/phil-freelon-on-engaging-with-black-history-through-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Phil Freelon on Engaging with Black History Through Architecture</a></p><p>Listen to&nbsp;episode 98 of&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/sessions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect Sessions</strong></a>, "An American Story":</p><ul></ul><ul><li><strong>iTunes</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/archinect-sessions/id928222819" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Click here to listen</a>, and click the "Subscribe" button below the logo to automatically download new episodes.</li><li><strong>Apple Podcast App (iOS)</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="pcast://archinect.libsyn.com/rss" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here to subscribe</a></li><li><strong>SoundCloud</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="http://soundcloud.com/archinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here to follow Ar...</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149969926/david-adjaye-on-designing-a-museum-that-speaks-a-different-language David Adjaye on Designing a Museum That Speaks a Different Language b3tadine[sutures] 2016-09-22T00:11:00-04:00 >2016-09-26T23:21:31-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/yn/ynoanx0ygsy8wf1u.jpg" width="650" height="449" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>I was completely moved by the corona motif. It seemed like a way to start to tell a story that moves from one continent, where people were taken, along with their cultures, and used as labor, then contributed towards making another country and new cultures. That history then continues in the decorative patterning of those panels.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/su/suo8imo4pwpoycug.jpg"><br><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/g9/g9usn5x2zp1xonr3.jpg"></p><p>Adjaye.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149940808/what-architecture-means-to-zena-howard-project-leader-of-the-national-museum-of-african-american-history-and-culture What architecture means to Zena Howard, project leader of the National Museum of African American History and Culture Justine Testado 2016-04-14T19:14:00-04:00 >2016-05-04T00:24:59-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2h/2h262g26qntzzajx.jpg" width="650" height="392" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"And to me, as an African American, just realizing that this has actually come to be, that there's an actual National Museum for African American History and Culture on the Mall of Washington, D.C., and this museum should have happened years and years ago, but the realization that finally in America we're at a place where we can accept it ... It's one of the most prominent sites on the Mall. It's not somewhere tucked away.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Architect Zena Howard talks about what first drew her to architecture, the National Museum for African American History and Culture on which she worked as Senior Project Manager, and her outlook on the status of women in architecture.</p><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149939790/read-an-excerpt-from-the-new-where-are-the-women-architects-book" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Read an excerpt from the new &ldquo;Where Are the Women Architects?&rdquo; book</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145737366/meet-hossein-amanat-the-architect-who-designed-iran-s-most-famous-monument" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Meet Hossein Amanat, the architect who designed Iran's most famous monument</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/129867356/an-angry-passion-round-up-of-global-tributes-to-charles-correa" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"An Angry Passion": Round-Up of Global Tributes to Charles Correa</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/130952473/david-adjaye-talks-about-woven-architecture-and-his-new-d-c-museum David Adjaye talks about woven architecture and his new D.C. museum Alexander Walter 2015-07-02T16:00:00-04:00 >2015-07-05T09:12:16-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/n6/n624h0llzkh730o0.jpg" width="650" height="437" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Adjaye is overseeing the newest installment of Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum&rsquo;s &ldquo;Selects&rdquo; series, which spotlights the little-known West African textiles in the museum&rsquo;s permanent collection. [...] It also offers the celebrated architect a chance to explore the surprising connections between textile making and building design. &ldquo;What&rsquo;s interesting to me is this idea of fabric and weaving as a kind of abstraction of making places that people come together in,&rdquo; he says.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/39005328/watch-first-look-at-the-museum-of-african-american-history-and-culture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">First Look at the Museum of African American History and Culture</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/38286227/obama-to-speak-at-african-american-history-museum-s-groundbreaking Obama to speak at African American history museum’s groundbreaking Archinect 2012-02-16T13:15:33-05:00 >2012-02-16T18:32:10-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/57/57061608393d638dd3e5b2001d11bbfa.jpg" width="600" height="389" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>President Obama will speak at the official groundbreaking next week for the Smithsonian's new African American history museum in Washington, museum officials announced. The National Museum of African American History and Culture will be situated on the National Mall and is expected to be completed by 2015 at an estimated price cost of $500 million, half of which is expected to be paid by the government.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html>