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The Freeman House is one of Frank Lloyd Wright's most important homes. Its textile block system was decades ahead of its time. The University of Southern California's School of Architecture owns and is restoring the Freeman House in Los Angeles. As a part of the restoration process, they have collected hundreds of documents and thousands of pages of research, technical notes, photos, and historical items, which have been digitally copied and assembled into a large, six-volume set of books. Freeman House Document Collection will publish these books and make copies available.
Douglas E. Noble teaches design and design computing. He is a practicing architect and has served as a consultant to a number of firms. He is chair of the Los Angeles AIA-CAD Committee and the former president of the Association for Computer-Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA). He is the author/editor of several books, including Doctoral Education in Architecture, Mission - Method - Madness: Computer-Supported Design in Architecture, and Software for Architects: The Guide to Computer Applications for the Architecture Profession. His interests are in the areas of building technology, computer-supported design, and the science of design. The Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture selected him for their New Faculty Teaching Award in 1995. He received the PhD Committee Prize from the University of California, Berkeley, and has won several design awards. He was elected to the AIA College of Fellows in 2002. He served as director of the Graduate Building Science program at the University of Southern California from 2002–05, and was appointed associate dean in 2006. He is currently the chair of the PhD program in architecture at USC.
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