On 01.21.16, the AIA New York Chapter and the architectural community lost a long-time member and an excellent designer when Harold Fredenburgh, FAIA, died.
Working primarily with New York firms, Fredenburgh’s work contributed to touchstones of skylines in a number of U.S. cities, including the US Bank Tower in Los Angeles, the Chase Tower in Houston, and the John Hancock Tower in Boston. He was equally involved in the Chapter, serving for many years as a member of the Scholarship Committee and helping to provide opportunities to emerging professionals. Further details about his career are included in his New York Times obituary.
As he noted in his submission to the College of Fellows jury, “It is uniquely the mind of the architect which can assume responsibility for, and bring vision to, the shape and quality of the built environment. We should look upon ourselves not just as designers of buildings, but as makers of place, as architects of cities.”