Friday, July 9, 2010

Gallaudet Architect Dies

The architect responsible for several buildings at Gallaudet University has died at his home in Great Falls, Virginia. James Freehof was 81 years old and suffered from non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. He designed the Model Secondary School for the Deaf at Gallaudet University. The complex of academic, athletic and residential buildings is designed "so that kids are able to move around and receive individualized instruction," he told The Washington Post when the school complex opened. "We've compensated for hearing loss by giving students things which are very tactile or visual."