LINDIE FREDERICKS

UNC Charlotte / Master of Architecture

SAY IT LOUD - North Carolina Exhibitor

North Carolina Based Designer

Who or what inspires you professionally?

All people of color breaking into the field of architecture inspire me but Phil Freelon inspires me the most. His career in architecture is focused on spreading the knowledge of black history through museum design; it is very inspiring.

LINDIE FREDERICKS

Bio:

Lindie Fredericks is a Master's student in the School of Architecture at UNC Charlotte in the M40 program. She is originally from Georgetown, Guyana but she settled in Charlotte, North Carolina, and made it her home. While attending undergrad at UNC Charlotte, she was in a multitude of clubs like AIAS, NOMAS, and BSU. Along with her club/organization involvement, she volunteered in the School of Architecture as well as Habitat for Humanity, Jamil Niner food pantry, and Second Harvest Food Bank.

 

How did you first learn about architecture and when did you decide that built environment profession was an area of interest for you?

I first learned about architecture by googling the profession. I was always creative and knew I wanted to be in a creative profession. In high school, I searched for a career that allowed my creativity to shine and architecture was the perfect fit.

What do you do?

I am currently a Masters student at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

What excites you in the work you do?

Architecture has the ability to impact different people in many different ways. What excites me the most about architecture is I will be able to create a space interpreted differently by all.

Who or what inspires you professionally?

All people of color breaking into the field of architecture inspire me but Phil Freelon inspires me the most. His career in architecture is focused on spreading the knowledge of black history through museum design; it is very inspiring.

What is your proudest professional accomplishment or achievement?

My proudest achievement is making the finalist shortlist for the Pecha Kucha Isolation Transformed Competition.

Featured Project Name: 

Bridging|Branching

 

Featured Project Location: 

Uptown, Charlotte, NC

 

Featured Project Completion Date: 

UNBUILT

Role in Featured Project: 

Project Team: Briaunna Boyd & Lindie Fredericks

 

Featured Project Description:

Completed in our fall semester design studio with professor Kelly Carlson-Reddig at the UNCC SoA, the words used to describe this collaborative design are bridging and branching; it branches out to connect people from many different walks of life while bridging them back to each other, the resources they need, and the environment that serves them. The tree structure mimics the functions of natural trees, which is shown by them taking on not only a structural role, but a mechanical one as well.

Photography Credit:

Plans/Sections/Elevations: Briaunna Boyd ; Diagrams and Model: Lindie Fredericks; Perspectives: Both