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The Freelon Group Signs an Agreement to Join Perkins+Will

Combination Will Result in One of North Carolina's Largest and Most Award-Winning Architecture and Design Practices

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Global architecture and design firm Perkins+Will announced today that it has signed an agreement which will result in The Freelon Group joining forces with Perkins+Will. Founded by Phil Freelon, FAIA, LEED AP in Research Triangle Park (RTP), North Carolina, The Freelon Group is world renowned for design excellence and consulting work with museums, libraries, universities, and other civic and institutional clients.  Perkins+Will offers a full range of architectural expertise from its offices in Charlotte and RTP, notably to healthcare, science and technology, education, corporate, commercial, civic, and cultural clients. These capabilities will be enriched by The Freelon Group's similar work, expanding the firm's portfolio in these sectors. The combined practice will have nearly 80 professionals creating one of the largest and most award-winning architecture and design practices in North Carolina.

The Freelon Group will bring a portfolio of design achievements on behalf of some of America's most respected cultural institutions including the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C., the National Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta, the Emancipation Park in Houston, the Museum of the African Diaspora in San Francisco, and multiple projects for the Washington, D.C. Public Libraries.

"By joining Perkins+Will, we can offer our clients in North Carolina and around the world a full spectrum of services for just about any type of project," said Freelon. "The firms are ideally matched as we share a dedication to design excellence and commitment to social responsibility."

Upon completion of the transaction, Freelon will assume a key leadership role at Perkins+Will in both North Carolina and globally. As the Managing and Design Director of the North Carolina practice, he will lead both Perkins+Will North Carolina offices in RTP and Charlotte. Freelon will come to Perkins+Will as an important member of the firmwide leadership team and will join the Board of Directors. He will also be a key leader for the firm's cultural and civic practice.

Freelon founded The Freelon Group in 1990. He is the recipient of the Thomas Jefferson Award for Public Architecture from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and a member of the AIA College of Fellows. He was appointed by President Obama to serve on the National Commission of Fine Arts and earned the academic appointment of Professor of Practice at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) School of Architecture and Planning, where he will continue to be a member of the faculty. Freelon has lectured at more than 30 major universities, museums, and other prominent venues, and his work has been published globally.  A native of Philadelphia, Freelon earned his Bachelor of Environmental Design in Architecture degree from North Carolina State University and his Master of Architecture degree from MIT. He also received a Loeb Fellowship and spent a year of independent study at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. 

"With Phil Freelon, his experienced team of 40 designers, and other professionals who intend to join Perkins+Will, we look forward to offering clients a deeper level of cultural design expertise," said Perkins+Will President and Chief Executive Officer Phil Harrison, FAIA, LEED AP. "Phil will further strengthen our leadership team and is a natural complement to the design excellence culture at Perkins+Will."

Perkins+Will employees in the RTP office intend to relocate to The Freelon Group's RTP office space.  This office will work collaboratively with the Perkins+Will Charlotte office to service clients throughout North Carolina, nationally, and globally. Under Freelon's direction, current Perkins+Will leadership will continue to serve the North Carolina practice, with David Brownlee in the role of Director of Operations in the RTP office and David Gieser as Director of Operations in the Charlotte office.

For more information visit – www.perkinswill.com/news

About Perkins+Will
Perkins+Will is an interdisciplinary, research-based architecture and design firm established in 1935 and founded on the belief that design has the power to transform lives and enhance communities. Each of the firm's 24 offices focuses on local, regional and global work in a variety of practice areas. With hundreds of award-winning projects annually, Perkins+Will is ranked as one of the top global design firms. Perkins+Will is recognized among the industry's preeminent sustainable design firms due to its innovative research, design tools, and expertise. The firm's 1,500 professionals are thought leaders developing 21st century solutions to inspire the creation of spaces in which clients and their communities work, heal, live, and learn. Social responsibility is a fundamental aspect of Perkins+Will's culture and every year the company donates 1% of its design services to pro bono initiatives. For more information, visit www.perkinswill.com.

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