Announcements October 24, 2019

Destination Crenshaw Wins Phil Freelon Professional Design Award from NOMA

Destination Crenshaw

Destination Crenshaw, what will one day be the nation’s largest art and cultural celebration of African American culture, was recognized with an Honor Award in the unbuilt category at the National Organization of Minority Architects’ (NOMA) Phil Freelon Professional Design Awards Program.

NOMA renamed its decades-old prestigious design awards in honor and memory of our colleague, the late Phil Freelon. “From the start of his career until the end, Phil Freelon was an inspiration to all,” said Kimberly Dowdell, NOMA President. “The awards, now in his name, will honor the greatest achievements in architectural design each year and remind us to always strive for excellence.”

Gabrielle Bullock, our Director of Global Diversity, and Malcom Davis, Architect in our North Carolina practice, accepted the award for Destination Crenshaw at the ceremony. This public art and cultural experience will pay tribute to the long-standing reputation of the neighborhood as a creative incubator, as well as Black LA’s impact on popular culture and change.