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Curtis Fentress conferred with honorary Doctor of Fine Arts

Curtis Fentress, FAIA, RIBA, founder and principal in charge of design for Fentress Architects, was conferred with an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts from his alma mater North Carolina State University.

Honorary degrees represent NC State’s highest recognition of outstanding and distinguished contributions to scholarship, creativity, leadership and humanitarian or public service, and recognize individuals whose achievements are extraordinary and have lasting distinction.

Over the last 40 years, Fentress has built an international, multicultural practice and directed the design of 93.6 million square feet of public space that welcomes, hosts and guides over 650 million people annually. He has played pivotal roles in nearly all of the firm’s projects, including Denver International Airport, Incheon International Airport in Seoul, National Museum of Wildlife Art, National Museum of the Marine Corps, Raleigh-Durham Terminal 2, the Tom Bradley International Terminal at LAX and more.

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