The Virginia Center for Architecture announced that it has received a $100,000 gift to its scholarship fund from the estate of Richmond architect Horace George Freeman, AIA.

The Virginia Center for Architecture was founded in 1954 as a scholarship fund for architecture students and over time has expanded that mission into a broader educational agenda.

“More and more students are seeking assistance in managing the increasing costs of attaining a degree in architecture,” says Executive Director Helene Combs Dreiling, FAIA. “Through Mr. Freeman’s generous bequest, the Center is able to fully embrace our heritage of scholarship by making architecture school more accessible to Virginia students.” Since 2005, the Center has awarded nearly 50 scholarships and more than $43,000 to students enrolled in one of Virginia’s accredited schools of architecture.

Horace Freeman co-founded Henrico-based Freeman Morgan Architects with John Morgan in 1975. He died on Tuesday, July 27, 2010, at the age of 94. The Center received his gift, which was dedicated to the memory of his partner A. O. Budina, FAIA, on February 25, 2011.