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Neil P. Frankel, FAIA, FIIDA, Professor

Prior to accepting a faculty position as the Fitz-Hugh Scott Endowed Chair in Design Excellence at the University of Wisconsin/Milwaukee, School of Architecture and Urban Planning, Neil Frankel was responsible for Skidmore, Owings & Merrill's Chicago architectural interiors practice. In addition to his academic commitment, in 1998 Neil Frankel and Cindy Coleman established the independent studio Frankel + Coleman. Neil Frankel's professional career has been characterized by a commitment to excellence in design. Neil Frankel was elected into the Interior Design Hall of Fame in 1994. He is one of five practitioners who have been elected to the College of Fellows by both the American Institute of Architects and the International Interior Design Association. He is a Senior Fellow of the Design Futures Council. Following Bernard Tschumi, FAIA, Columbia University, Neil Frankel, and partner Cindy Coleman, were named Florida International University’s 2007-2008 Paul L. Cejas Eminent Scholars.
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He has written articles on the design environment. His work is featured in prominent publications, and he frequently serves on design juries: such as, chairing the American Institute of Architects National Honor Awards for Interior Architecture and the U.S. Presidential Design Awards Program. Nationally recognized, through his numerous design awards, for his many achievements in the design of architectural space, both domestic and international. In 2005, Neil Frankel received the 2005 Legend Award by VNU Publications (Publisher of Architecture and Contract Design Publications). With the 1999 introduction of the Frankel Series of seating and tables, Neil Frankel joined a prestigious list of architects who received commissions to design product for Knoll International.

University of Illinois/Champaign, College of Fine and Applied Arts, Bachelor of Architecture

Research Focus
Interiors or Interior Architecture

AUP 833/633, Chicago Design Critic
AUP 330, Design Methodology

Selected Work

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