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Fred received both his BS in Architecture and Masters of Architecture degrees from the University of Virginia; in 1989 and 1993 respectively. He has practiced in Princeton, New Jersey, New York City, and Charlottesville. Prior to establishing Wolf Ackerman Design in 2002, Fred worked in the offices of Ralph Lerner, Michael Graves, Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill, Peter Gluck and Partners, and Bushman Dreyfus Architects, as a designer, project architect, and project manager. Residential, institutional, and commercial projects have included the Kaplan Residence in Chicago, the International Arrivals Terminal at JFK Airport in NY, the Charlottesville Center for the Contemporary Arts, Gray Television Studios, MAYA Restaurant, 1707 JPA Apartments and The Haven in Charlottesville. Fred has taught architectural design at the University of Virginia, first as a visiting critic in 1998 and later as an adjunct faculty member intermittently from 2000 to 2008. He served on Charlottesville's Board of Architectural Review for 8 1/2 years (2003-2011) and was the board's Chair for 7 years. Fred currently serves as Vice-Chair on Charlottesville’s P.L.A.C.E. Design Task Force; an advisory board to the Planning Commission and City Council on issues related to urban planning, place making and community engagement. He is registered in both Virginia and New York.

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