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Architect

James Ingo Freed, American architect. Registered New York, District of Columbia, Illinois, Ohio, Nebraska, Missouri, Wisconsin, California, Texas, Arkansas, Arizona, Minnesota, Colorado, Virginia, New Jersey, Connecticut.

Background

Freed, James Ingo was born on July 23, 1930 in Essen, Germany. Arrived in the United States, 1939, naturalized, 1948. Son of Michael and Dora Freed.

Education

Bachelor of Architecture, Illinois Institute of Technology, 1953. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute Religion, 1995. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), New Jersey Institute of Technology, 1995.

Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Illinois Institute of Technology, 1998.

Career

Designer architectural division Webb & Knapp, Inc., 1950—1955. Practice architecture Danforth & Speyer, Chicago, 1951—1952, Michael Reese Planning Association, Chicago, 1952—1953. Designer Mies Van der Rohe, New York City, 1955—1956, I.M. Pei & Associates, New York City, 1955—1966, I.M. Pei & Partners, New York City, 1966—1980, partner, 1980—1989, Pei Cobb Freed & Partners, New York City, 1989—2005.

Professor architecture, dean College Architecture, Planning and Design Illinois Institute of Technology, 1975—1978. Adjunct professor architecture Columbia University, 1984. Eero Sarrinen professor architectural design Yale University, 1985.

Adjunct instructor design Cooper Union, 1958—1959, 1965—1969. Visiting critic Cornell University, 1963, 67, Rhode Island School of Design, 1983. Board member Creative Time, New York City, 1974—1984, Bright New City, Chicago, 1976—1978.

Jury member Reynolds Award, 1975. Member steering committee Council on Tall buildings and Urban Habitat, 1982—2005. Member Association Collegiate Schools Architect Jury, 1981, chairman, 82.

Critic, jury member various universities. Lecturer in field; C.E. United States Army, 1953-1955.

Achievements

  • Registered New York, District of Columbia, Illinois, Ohio, Nebraska, Missouri, Wisconsin, California, Texas, Arkansas, Arizona, Minnesota, Colorado, Virginia, New Jersey, Connecticut.

Works

Membership

Architectural commissioner Art Commission of New York City, 1983—1991. Architectural commission University Washington, Seattle, 1984—1991. Board directors Creative Time, New York City, 1974—1984, Bright New City, Chicago, 1976—1978, Art in Public Places, Chicago, 1976—1978, 1980—2005.

Member New York Municipal Arts Society, 1983—2005, Syracuse University Advisory Committee, 1983—1988, Architectural Commission University Washington, Seattle, 1984—1991. Board directors Regional Plan Association, New York, 1995—1998, New Jersey, 1995—1998, Connecticut, 1995—1998. Member steering committee Council, on Tall buildings and Urban Habitat.

Jury member Association Collegiate Schools Architecture, 1981, chairman, 1982. Fellow: American Institute of Architects (national committee on design 1972-1973, vice chairman national committee on design 1974, chairman national committee on design 1975, Chicago Architecture award Illinois Council 1985, medal of honor New York chapter 1987, National Honor award 1988, 1st annual Thomas Jefferson award for Public Architecture 1992, National Honor award 1994, Presidential Citation for Lifetime Achievement 1998, award of merit New York state 1999), American Academy Arts and Sciences. Member: National Education Association (tilted arc advisory panel 1987), American Academy Design, Municipal Art Society New York, American Academy Arts and Letters (committee for prizes in architect 2000, Arnold W. Brunner Memorial prize in Architecture 1987, Presidential Design award 1997), National Academy Design (associate), New York Municipal Arts Society, New York Society Architects (Lifetime Achievement award 1992, Architectural Achievement award 1994), Archtl League New York.

Connections

Married Hermine Gerberg, May 28, 1967. 1 child Dara Michaella.

father:
Michael Freed

mother:
Dora Freed

spouse:
Hermine Gerberg

child:
Dara Michaella Freed