Partner John Cavanaugh

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Columbia University (Ivy League), 116th St and Broadway, New York, NY 10027
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 77 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139

Philip Charles Froeder (March 20, 1931 – July 27, 2002) was the owner of the architectural firm, Philip Froeder Design/Architecture, specializing in townhouse remodeling in the District and Northern Virginia. Froeder, who was in business from 1974 to 1990, decorated many of his townhouses with the hammered metal sculpture of his companion, John Cavanaugh. He was a founding member of the John Cavanaugh Foundation, which works to document and preserve Cavanaugh's art.

Philip Charles Froeder was born in New York and served in the Army during the Korean War. He worked with his father, a carpenter, before receiving his bachelor's degree in architecture from Columbia University in 1960. He received a master's degree in architecture and urban planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Froeder was a principal planner for the central planning board of Newark, N.J., before settling in the Washington area in the mid-1960s. He was project manager for Doxiadis Associates and Harland Bartholomew and Associates in the late 1960s and then spent several years as planning supervisor in the District's office of housing programs. He was a former secretary of the Citizens Planning Coalition, board secretary of the Arts Club of Washington and charter member of the American Institute of Certified Planners. He also was a member of St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Washington.

Philip Froeder died of cancer July 27, 2002, at the Washington Hospital Center. He lived in Washington.

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