Adam Fagen's flickr photos

The models from the six finalists to design the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture were on display at the Smithsonian Institution Building (Smithsonian Castle), Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. Adam Fagen of Arlington, VA has posted some personal photos of the Smithsonian exhibit models on his flickr site.

Foster + Partners/URS Group
Moody/Nolan in association with Antoine Predock Architect PC
Freelon Group, Adjaye Associates and Davis Brody Bond, in association with SmithGroup
Devrouax + Purnell Architects and Pei Cobb Freed & Partners Architects
Design from Moshe Safdie and Associates in association with Sulton Campbell Britt & Associates
Diller Scofidio + Renfro in association w/ KlingStubbins

Thanks Adam


Freelon/HOK : Center for Civil & Human Rights, Altanta, GA

Doug Shipman, the Executive Director of Atlanta's new Center for Civil and Human Rights posted the following information to his blog
"It's been a great process-- 700+ people at the public presentations, thousands reading the blog and many posting comments. The jury and the Board of CCHR agreed that Freelon/HOK was the team for the Center. We are thrilled to have them as architectural designers for the project. As you can see-- they provided an iconic design, but as we know designs evolve and improve. "


William Sidney Pittman : Knights of Pythias

Justin Terveen is a photographer that has a flickr page called "about the urban fabric". One of his images highlights the work of William Sidney Pittman.

Location: 2551 Elm Street

The Knights of Pythias, also known as the Union Bankers Building, is Deep Ellum’s most significant historic building. Designed in 1916 by William Sidney Pittman, Dallas’ first African-American architect, the Knights of Pythias was an important social and commercial center for the African-American community in Dallas. The building is a City of Dallas historic landmark, which affords it protection from demolition as well as potential historic preservation tax incentives. Still, the Knights of Pythias sits vacant and unused. While the owners have recently taken steps to better secure the building, this cultural landmark should be put back into use. We urge the owners to either sell the building or take steps to sensitively restore this exceptionally significant landmark.


Harvey N. Johnson

A flickr page (http://www.flickr.com/photos/earthangel_images/2170710030/) presents the Attucks Theater in Norfolk and states that "Harvey N. Johnson, a noted African-American architect, was selected to design this facility. " Additional information about the theatre can be found on http://www.attuckstheatre.org/

The page states the following
"The Attucks Theatre during its heyday was the focal point of entertainment, business, and racial pride in Norfolk’s African American community because it was strategically located on Church Street, one of the most important and oldest thoroughfares in the city. Church street can be traced back at least to 1637 in Norfolk County’s Deed Books. It was originally known as the “road leading out of town,” because it was the only land route by which travelers could enter or leave the town."

Paul R. Williams (flickr group)

A flickr group is dedicated to the work of Paul R. Williams. Please carefully read their copyright requirements.