“Chicago Seven” James Freed Signed Index Card W/ RARE Stamp Todd Mueller COA

“Chicago Seven” James Freed Signed Index Card W/ RARE Stamp Todd Mueller COA

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Ingo Freed
 (June 23, 1930 –
December 15, 2005) was an American architect born in EssenGermany during the Weimar Republic. After coming to the United States at age nine
with his sister Betty, followed later by their parents, he studied at the Illinois Institute of
, where he graduated with a degree in architecture. In the
late 1970s, he was a member of the Chicago Seven and
dean for three years of the School of Architecture at his alma mater. He
worked for most of his career based in New York, and went beyond the
Internationalist and modernist styles. In partnership with I.M. Pei, in their firm known as Pei Cobb Freed &
, he worked on major United States public buildings and
museums. James Ingo Freed was born in 1930 in Essen, Germany to a German-Jewish family. The family left
Germany in 1939, when Freed was nine years old, to escape the regime of Nazi Germany. They immigrated to the United States and settled
in Chicago. In 1953, Freed received a bachelor’s degree in architecture from
the Illinois Institute of
. Freed first worked in Chicago and New York, including with Ludwig Mies van der Rohe,
a prominent modernist architect. In 1956, he began working with I.M. Pei in New York at the firm eventually known
as Pei Cobb Freed &
. In the late 1970s, Freed was a member of the Chicago Seven, a group
which emerged in opposition to the doctrinal application of modernism, as
represented particularly in Chicago by the followers of Mies van der Rohe. From
1975 to 1978, Freed was dean of the School of Architecture at the Illinois
Institute of Technology, whose campus had been designed by van der Rohe. He
also taught at Cooper UnionCornell University, the Rhode Island School of
Columbia University,
and Yale University. Freed’s
major works include the Jacob K. Javits Convention
 in New York City, the San Francisco Main Public Library, and
the United States Air Force
 in Arlington, Virginia next
to the Pentagon, which was still under construction at the time of his death.
He designed several major buildings in Washington, D.C.: the Ronald Reagan Building and
International Trade Center
 and the United
States Holocaust Memorial Museum
. He worked with I.M. Pei on the design of the Kips Bay Plaza project in New York City. In 1988, he was
elected into the National Academy of Design as
an Associate member, and became a full Academician in 1994. In 1995, Freed was
awarded the National Medal of Arts. He
died on December 15, 2005, of Parkinson’s disease, at
age 75 in his home in Manhattan, in New York City.

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