*Presented by the Center for Architecture and Design in partnership with AIA Philadelphia.Early Bird tickets available through Friday, April 8th 5:15-6:15 PM | VIP Reception (requires VIP ticket)6:30-8:00 PM | Talk + Q&A Join the Center / Architecture + Design for our 31st Louis I. Kahn Memoria...
Monday, May 9 2016 6:30 PM — 8:00 PM
Are you curious how Philadelphia became the city it is today?Earn a certificate in Philadelphia’s architectural history in this engaging 10-part series. Renowned local architects, urban planners, archaeologists, and historians will explore the political, economic, and design trends that drove Phi...
Thu, Apr 7 2016 6:00 PM — Thu, May 12 2016 8:00 PM
Join us on March 30, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. for the opening of the newly remodeled event space at the Center / Architecture + Design. Free to attend! Enjoy light bites and drinks served by 12th St Catering and Jeffrey Miller CateringMusic by philly music labWhether you are planning an upcoming weddi...
Wednesday, March 30 2016 5:30 PM — 8:00 PM
= SOLD OUT = Join us in honoring Jan Gehl, winner of the 2016 Edmund N. Bacon Prize for his career spent advocating for the design of active, healthy, inclusive places. Gehl is founding partner of Gehl Architects and has published several books on designing cities. On stage, Jan will join in con...
Thursday, February 25 2016 6:30 PM — 8:30 PM
Tours depart from the Center at 2pm sharp and last for two hours. Experience the transformation of Philadelphia from an engine of industry to a 21st century capital of business and culture. This 2-hour tour explores Philadelphia's diverse range of architectural styles and building technologies f...
Sat, Mar 3 2012 2:00 PM — Sat, Dec 12 2015 4:00 PM
Join us on December 4th at the Asian Art Initative for a wrap party and first timeviewing of the Pearl St Passage documentary.
Friday, December 4 2015 5:30 PM — 7:30 PM
Explore Philadelphia’s iconic Chinatown, sample its tastiest treats, and learn about this growing community’s future as it expands northwards over the I-676 Vine Street Expressway. The people of Philadelphia’s Chinatown have long fought to preserve their community and culture. Their legacy is one...
Thu, Oct 8 2015 1:00 PM — Sun, Oct 11 2015 3:00 PM
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, Len Davidson, is one of North America's leading experts on restoration and...
Sat, Apr 26 2014 3:00 PM — Sat, Oct 10 2015 5:00 PM
Join us for a discussion of the design challenges and opportunities of reimagining Philadelphia’s civic commons. Together, William Penn Foundation, Knight Foundation, City of Philadelphia, and Fairmount Park Conservancy have made Philadelphia the first city to launch a pilot to transform ageing u...
Thursday, October 8 2015 5:30 PM — 7:00 PM