AIA, Adjunct Assistant Professor
With a diverse background in Planning, Landscape Architecture and Construction, combined with active participation in community organizations, higher education and arts projects, Freddie Croce is inspired and committed to enriching people's lives through the built environment, defining space by understanding materials, form and nature in three dimensional composition.
The knowledge and experience gained from working for firms such as Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, Spurlock Poirier Landscape Architects and the design/build firm Public has contributed to Freddie's current role as principal of inter*ARCHITECTURE part of the umbrella i*A, a three pronged endeavor that bridges, architecture, development and community interaction. From large projects with a national presence like the Getty Center Central Garden and the South Campus Plan at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, including the cutting edge Biotechnology Research Facility, to modest urban projects such as NuRelm and Scanga renovations, his design sensibilities matured and flourished as he learned to relate buildings and the people who use them to their larger context.
Freddie has also been able to contribute his professional experience to community development groups and non-profit organizations. Freddie currently sits on the Board of Directors of the Bloomfield-Garfield Corporation (BGC), and is chair of the Land Use and Housing Committee. He is overseeing the crafting of the Garfield Neighborhood Plan and Strategic Implementation Plan. He also sits on the Planning and Design committee of Friendship Development Associates (FDA), both of these organizations are committed to the promotion of arts-related professions and activities as well as public art on Penn Avenue. Professionally Freddie has contributed to various committees of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and is currently participating in the resurrection of the Pittsburgh Architectural Club (PAC).
As an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Carnegie Mellon University, Freddie is able to share his expertise in design, construction and planning. He currently instructs 1st and 3rd year design studios in the Architecture department.
Freddie is a licensed architect in California and Arizona. inter*ARCHITECTURE is a licensed WBE firm in Pittsburgh.