Urban Business Roundtable Spotlight: Award-Winning Architect Phil Freelon

This week on The Urban Business Roundtable, Joi C. Weathers chats with Philip Freelon, founder and CEO of The Freelon Group, an architecture firm located in Durham, North Carolina. The firm specializes in design for public libraries, museums, corporate offices, and university buildings.

Freelon served as co-designer of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington D.C. Some of his other projects include the Museum of African Diaspora, and the Center for Civil and Human Rights. The Freelon Group has also been the recipient of numerous awards including seven AIA North Carolina design awards. Contract magazine also recognized the firm as Designer of the Year. In 2011, Freelon was appointed by President Obama to the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts. He stops by The Urban Business Roundtable to share how he found success.

Also, UBR Contributor Samantha Pass talks with William R. Moss III, President & CEO of HBCU Connect, LLC, based in Columbus, Ohio. Launched in 1999, HBCUConnect.com is the largest website for students and graduates of historically black colleges and universities, with 1.3 million members and boasting clients including Nissan, Wal-Mart and The U.S. Army. Moss joins the Roundtable to share how entrepreneurs can offer free services without going broke.

And finally, every week on UBR, you’ll hear Pepper Miller’s Y.O.U.-TURN segment, get motivation and inspiration from author and educator Dennis Kimbro, a weekly wrap-up of business news from USA Today business correspondent Charisse Jones, and our Patient Investor Report from Ariel Investments.

Pepper Miller is the Founder and President of The Hunter Miller Group and the host of The Urban Business Roundtable, a weekly radio show, sponsored by Ariel Investments, airing CST Wednesdays at 8:30 a.m., Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 9:30 a.m. on WVON-AM 1690, the Talk of Chicago. You can also listen live online at WVON.com. Check back each week for UBR Spotlight, which features additional resources, advice and information from and about the topics, entrepreneurs and experts featured on the show. If you have a question you want answered or a topic you want addressed on The Urban Business Roundtable, connect with us on Twitter @UBR1690.