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Philadelphia Center for Architecture

WALKING TOUR - Philadelphia Neon Signage: 1932 to Today

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 1932 to the present, examining signs of various styles and functions. The tour guide,... read more

DesignPhiladelphia Info Session - July

Philadelphia, PA
Learn how you can get involved in the 11th annual DesignPhiladelphia Festival, running from October 8-16.

Neon, Digital Billboards + the Future of Signage

Philadelphia, PA
This promises to be an important event for those concerned with Philadelphia’s urban landscape.  Four speakers will each make short presentations on signage as it relates to Center City history and development:
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Past Events

Reviving Downtown: Neon Applications across the U.S.

Reviving Downtown: Neon Applications across the U.S.

Philadelphia, PA
Digital billboards are a new, controversial strategy for bringing life back to Philadelphia’s East Market Street.  This slide talk will explore additional mechanisms used throughout the U.S. that draw on neon.  Neighborhood and business districts from Wildwood to Washington State have utilized vi...
Wednesday, June 17 2015 6:00 PM 7:30 PM

2015 Louis I. Kahn Memorial Award + Talk

2015 Louis I. Kahn Memorial Award + Talk

Philadelphia, PA
SOLD OUT*Presented by the Philadelphia Center for Architecture in partnership with AIA Philadelphia. 5:30-6:30 PM | VIP Reception (requires VIP ticket)6:30-8:00 PM | Talk + Q&A Join the Philadelphia Center for Architecture for our 30th Louis I. Kahn Memorial Award + Talk honoring Lord Norman Fo...
Tuesday, June 9 2015 6:30 PM 8:00 PM

Designing Our Skyline: The Comcast Innovation + Technology Center

Designing Our Skyline: The Comcast Innovation + Technology Center

Philadelphia, PA
Join us for the opening reception of our new exhibition in partnership with Foster + Partners and Comcast, Designing Our Skyline: The Comcast Innovation + Technology Center by Foster + Partners. Music, wine, beer, and light hors d'oeuvres will be served. About the ExhibitionProduced in conjunct...
Friday, May 29 2015 5:30 PM 7:30 PM

George H. Marcus - The Modern House as a Complete Work of Art

George H. Marcus - The Modern House as a Complete Work of Art

Philadelphia, PA
In his lavishly illustrated book Total Design: Architecture and interiors of Iconic Modern Houses, George Marcus introduces eighteen stunning houses designed as complete works of art, their structure, furnishings, and landscape fused into a unified whole. From earlier houses by Frank Lloyd Wright...
Thursday, May 28 2015 6:00 PM 7:00 PM

Philadelphia Student Housing Forum

Philadelphia Student Housing Forum

Philadelphia, PA
Please join AIA Philadelphia's Housing Committee for an engaging discussion of current trends in student housing design featuring recent projects on the campuses of Drexel University, Temple University and the University of Pennsylvania. The panel will explore what students want, what local insti...
Wednesday, May 27 2015 5:30 PM 8:30 PM

Rhodes Elementary Playscape [process]

Rhodes Elementary Playscape [process]

Philadelphia, PA
Philadelphia University College of Architecture and the Built Environment (C_ABE) students will share their journey of the play space design process for Rhodes Elementary School with assistance from Christopher Kircher, AIA of Metcalfe Architecture & Design and designers from Playworld. Join us ...
Thursday, May 21 2015 5:30 PM 8:30 PM

= CFA Books =

= CFA Books =

Philadelphia, PA
NOT FOR PUBLIC USEThis is an administrative ticket for on-site book sales ONLY.
Tue, Mar 10 2015 1:00 AM Wed, May 20 2015 12:30 PM

Building Philadelphia: Architecture, History, + Politics

Building Philadelphia: Architecture, History, + Politics

Philadelphia, PA
Ever wonder how Philadelphia became the city it is today?This engaging 10-part series investigates the social, political, economic, and design trends that contributed to Philadelphia's development. Taught by renowned local architects, urban planners, archaeologists, and historians, lecture topics...
Tue, Mar 10 2015 6:00 PM Tue, May 19 2015 8:00 PM

Philadelphia Neon: Loss and Renewal

Philadelphia Neon: Loss and Renewal

Philadelphia, PA
From the mammoth Breyers extravaganza, to the Globe Dye Works 20’ map of North America, Philadelphia has lost most of its neon treasures.  Yet the torch is not out—important neon pieces are being saved and resurrected across the area.  This slide talk will provide an overview of Philadelphia sig...
Monday, May 18 2015 6:00 PM 7:30 PM

DesignPhiladelphia 2015: Info Session

DesignPhiladelphia 2015: Info Session

Philadelphia, PA
Learn how you can get involved in the 11th annual DesignPhiladelphia Festival, running from October 8-16. The DesignPhiladelphia team is excited to tell you what's on tap for 2015, and discuss all the ways in which you can be involved; from planning an event to volunteering, and answer your ques...
Thursday, May 14 2015 6:00 PM 7:30 PM

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