Phil Freelon has been featured in the PBS prime time program Cool Spaces!: The Best In Architecture. Cool Spaces profiles some of the 21st century's most provocative and innovative public space architecture in North America and takes the viewer on an up close and informative tour of the building and the design process.
In the third episode, Cool Spaces host Stephen Chung tours the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture, dissects its architectural origins with designer Phil Freelon, and explores the historic Brooklyn neighborhood of Charlotte with David Furman and Dr. Tom Hanchett. Chung interviews the Center’s President & CEO David Taylor, its namesake Harvey B. Gantt, previous Gantt Center board members and exhibiting artists; William Villalongo, Bayete Ross-Smith and Chris Johnson.
Completed in 2009, the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture is an example of Freelon’s mission to design unique and sustainable environments. He is the Managing and Design Director of Perkins+Will’s North Carolina practice and leads offices in Research Triangle Park and Charlotte. Freelon is also a key leader for the firm's Civic + Cultural practice.
Phil's section begins at 19:19.