A prominent Durham architecture firm involved in the design of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington D.C. and in the designs of other museums, libraries and other buildings around the country has agreed to be acquired by a global firm.
Phil Freelon founded the Durham-based, 45-person architecture firm The Freelon Group in 1990. Under a signed agreement announced Tuesday, the firm will be acquired by Perkins+Will, a global architecture and design firm that employs about 1,500 people. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Two Durham start-ups have won the chance to make pitches in California’s Silicon Valley through a local tournament-style pitch competition.
More than 50 teams from the Triangle competed for the chance to deliver pitches at the invitation-only Google for Entrepreneurs Demo Day, which will be held in Mountain View, Calif., on April 2.