Freeman French Freeman Wins Interior Design Award

first_imgThe American Institute of Architectures Vermont chapter honored Freeman French Freeman (FFF) with an Interior Architecture award for the Burlington International Airport expansion project. This award was one of eight given by the local AIA chapter and is the firms third consecutive award for its work at the airport.The jury, a panel of architects from the Connecticut chapter of AIA, was impressed by the interesting use of modernist materials and also praised the bringing of art to architecture in a place where people spend a lot of time.Michael Hoffman, Professor of Architecture at Norwich University, said the jury was taken by the interiors sense of whimsy. Four circular skylights with conical wells penetrate through a deep ceiling cavity to direct and frame glimpses of passing clouds, birds, and aircraft, said designer Alex Halpern of FFF. The skylight composition punctuates the entire space with dynamic fields of light and shadow projecting onto walls and floor below.last_img