Award-winning African-American architect and NCSU Alumnus Phil Freelon, designer of the Smithsonian African American Museum, considered photography essential to his design vision and creative process. This collection of his stunning photographs illuminate his quote: "Photography is one of the vehicles that I use to share my view of the world. As an Architect, the expression of Structure is central to my design process, bringing a sense of order to the final composition. These photographs examine the Structure that exists all around us — both in the natural and built environment. Behind the lens, I seek to capture those fragments of space and time that invite closer examination." The collection was assembled during his final days.