In 2017 FreelandBuck was commissioned by the Smithsonian American Art Museum to install their winning competition proposal for a suspended exhibition in the main salon of the Renwick Gallery. The proposal draws out a series of ceilings, an eclectic catalog of notable American architectural styles. Drawing on the renaissance tradition of Trompe l’oeil ceilings that use the illusionary depth of perspective to project what is not there, the project rearticulates history through 21st century technology and visual culture. The catalog takes the form of materialized linework, using conventional techniques like hatching, moire, and constructed perspective. David Freeland is a principal at FreelandBuck in LA and design faculty at SCI-Arc since 2012. Established in 2009 with Brennan Buck, FreelandBuck was recognized in 2013 as an Emerging Architecture Practice by the LA AIA. He holds a BS Arch from the University of Virginia and an M Arch from the UCLA Department of Architecture and Urban Design.
EXHIBITION: 4.05.18 - 4.25.18: Campbell Hall Corner Gallery
RECEPTION + TALK WITH DAVID FREELAND (BS Arch, 1999): 4.06.18: Campbell Hall 220C + Corner Gallery