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James Indigo Freed

Two decades after receiving his architectural degree from the Illinois Institute of Technology in 1953, James Ingo Freed returned to his alma mater as dean of the School of Architecture. Committed to education, he has been a visiting lecturer, critic, and jurist at colleges across the country. Widely published in professional journals and books, he was responsible for the design of the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York as well as a variety of other Pei Cobb Freed & Partners commissions.

  • Brunner Prize, American Academy of Arts and Letters
  • 1995 National Medal of Arts, National Endowment for the Arts
  • Lifetime Achievement Award, New York Society of Architects, 1992
  • Fellow, American Institute of Architects

“Time Machine” is 1/3 United States Holocaust Museum, 1/3 itself, and 1/3 San Francisco Main Library. The structure of the watch is different than the structure of a building. Building structure design is meant to keep the building stable, watch structure wants to move in order to inform.”

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