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Philadelphia Center for Architecture

WORKSHOP - Neon Design with Len Davidson

Philadelphia, PA
Students in this class will design a sample neon piece for signage, architectural, or artistic use.   Participants will be instructed in neon pattern making and will begin to create a paper design to be made into neon.  De... read more
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Past Events

TALK - Szenasy, Design Advocate

TALK - Szenasy, Design Advocate

Philadelphai, PA
Part of DesignPhiladelphia 2014! Join us for a “round-robin” conversation with Susan S. Szenasy, longtime Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of Metropolis Magazine and metropolismag.com; Hilary Jay, Director of the Center forArchitecture; and Joseph G. Brin, architect, artist, and writer. A book sign...
Friday, October 17 2014 4:00 PM 6:00 PM

TALK + PANEL - Extreme Collaborations in Medicine + Design

TALK + PANEL - Extreme Collaborations in Medicine + Design

Philadelphia, PA
Part of DesignPhiladelphia 2014! Radical innovation depends upon entirely new ways of perceiving and interpreting the world around us. Therefore, it relies upon a diverse set of experts collaborating widely across disciplines. Nowhere is this more evident than in medicine; in the development of...
Sunday, October 12 2014 1:00 PM 4:00 PM

WALKING TOUR - 85 Years of Neon Signs

WALKING TOUR - 85 Years of Neon Signs

Philadelphia, PA
Neon signs have been a dramatic part of Philadelphia and America's landscape since the 1920's. This tour will highlight signs built from 1936 to the present, examining signs of various styles and functions. The tour guide, Len Davidson, is one of North America's leading experts on restoration and...
Sat, Apr 26 2014 3:00 PM Sat, Oct 11 2014 5:00 PM

WORKSHOP - Pick Up Sticks

WORKSHOP - Pick Up Sticks

Pipersville, PA
This 3-hour program set at a private resdience in Pipersville, PA (just 60 minutes north of Philadelphia) will include a survey of the ongoing water and land management techniques being used to restore a hardwood forest to a more pristine condition including goats for woody plant management, onsi...
Saturday, October 11 2014 1:00 PM 4:00 PM

We're Turning 10! DesignPhiladelphia PopUp Place Party & Benefit

We're Turning 10! DesignPhiladelphia PopUp Place Party & Benefit

Philadelphia, PA
POPUP PLACEDesignPhiladelphia, a signature event of the Philadelphia Center for Architecture, celebrates its 10th anniversary with PopUp Place: an experiential benefit & cocktail party. This year’s Festival kick-off is hosted by Emmy Award-winning digital agency Bluecadet in Fishtown. Come explor...
Wednesday, October 8 2014 6:00 PM 11:00 PM

Park(ing) Day Party!

Park(ing) Day Party!

Philadelphia, PA
$10 for the general public, FREE to all registered Park(ing) Day volunteers(ask your team leaders to add your name to their volunteer list. Lists must be submitted by September 18th!) Visitors to and volunteers from the 2014 Park(ing) Day Philadelphia parklets are encouraged to head over to the P...
Friday, September 19 2014 5:00 PM 8:00 PM

BOOK TALK - Legendary Locals of Center City Philadelphia

BOOK TALK - Legendary Locals of Center City Philadelphia

Philadelphia, PA
FREE - Registration Requested Join author Thom Nickels for a look inside his newest book about the famous people who made Philadelphia their home. Nickels will present a talk and will be available to sign books after his presentation. About the Book:Philadelphia is a hard mistress when it comes...
Wednesday, September 17 2014 6:00 PM 7:30 PM

FILM + TALK - Glowing in the Dark (with Len Davidson)

FILM + TALK - Glowing in the Dark (with Len Davidson)

Philadelphia, PA
Arguably the best film on neon ever produced, and little seen in the U.S., Glowing in the Dark captures the energy and vitality of neon.  Neon was first patented in 1923 by George Claude, a Parisian who sold over 9 million dollars in territorial licenses in the following six years. The glow of ne...
Thursday, September 4 2014 7:00 PM 8:30 PM

TALK - Vintage Neon in Philadelphia

TALK - Vintage Neon in Philadelphia

Philadelphia, PA
FREE - Registration Requested This talk combines insider insights on neon signs, technology, and history with stunning images of classic neon pieces. Presented by neon expert, Len Davidson, author of Vintage Neon (Schiffer, 1999).  Davidson collects and restores classic neon signs, and 10 of his ...
Wednesday, August 20 2014 6:00 PM 7:30 PM

TALK - City Abandoned: The Plight of Philadelphia's Civic Bldgs.

TALK - City Abandoned: The Plight of Philadelphia's Civic Bldgs.

Philadelphia, PA
FREE. Registration Requested. Please join Vincent Feldman on a “tour” of images taken from his book, City Abandoned: Charting the Loss of Civic Institutions in Philadelphia. These photographs portray aspects of the decaying architectural landscape of Philadelphia during the 1990s to early 2000s. ...
Wednesday, June 11 2014 6:30 PM 7:30 PM

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