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Philadelphia, PA
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Building Philadelphia: Architecture, History, + Politics

Philadelphia, PA
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 histor... read more

2016 Louis I. Kahn Memorial Award | Bjarke Ingels

Philadelphia, PA
*Presented by the Center for Architecture and Design in partnership with AIA Philadelphia.Early Bird tickets available through Friday, April 8th

Center for Architecture and Design Launch Party

Philadelphia, PA
Join us for this exclusive Launch Party of the newly renovated Center for Architecture and Design. Please bring your printed postcard invitation for entry.
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Past Events

DesignPhiladelphia 2016 Coffee Social

DesignPhiladelphia 2016 Coffee Social

Philadelphia, PA
Join the local design community for a Coffee Social and DesignPhiladelphia 2016 information session at the newly renovated Center / Architecture + Design. This is a great opportunity to learn about important updates and deadlines for the upcoming festival, connect with other designers, and maybe ...
Tuesday, April 5 2016 8:30 AM 10:00 AM

Center / Architecture + Design Opening Party

Center / Architecture + Design Opening Party

Philadelphia, PA
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

2016 Edmund N. Bacon Awards + Talk | Jan Gehl

2016 Edmund N. Bacon Awards + Talk | Jan Gehl

Philadelphia, PA
= 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

WALKING TOUR - "Emergence of a Modern Metropolis: Philadelphia"

WALKING TOUR - "Emergence of a Modern Metropolis: Philadelphia"

Philadelphia, PA
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

Pearl Street Passage Wrap up Party

Pearl Street Passage Wrap up Party

Philadelphia, PA
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

Cranes Over the Canyon: Chinatown + Chinatown North

Cranes Over the Canyon: Chinatown + Chinatown North

Philadelphia, PA
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

WALKING TOUR - Philadelphia Neon Signage: 1932 to Today

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, 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

Reimagining the Civic Commons

Reimagining the Civic Commons

Philadelphia, PA
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

2015 DesignPhiladelphia Kickoff Benefit + After Party

2015 DesignPhiladelphia Kickoff Benefit + After Party

Philadelphia, PA
Kick off the 11th annual DesignPhiladelphia Festival amidst the treasured antiques in the showroom of The Liao Collection. Enjoy delicious offerings by 12th Street Catering, desserts by Chaat & Chai, an exclusive whiskey tasting from WhistlePig, and more — all while connecting with the leaders of...
Wednesday, October 7 2015 6:00 PM 9:00 PM

10th Annual Better Philadelphia Challenge

10th Annual Better Philadelphia Challenge

Philadelphia, PA
Download the 2016 Competition Brief Here Register for FREE to receive information or participate in the 2016 Better Philadelphia Challenge! This is a global competition, open to individuals anywhere in the world. Registration is open for both categories of entrants: college students (undergradu...
Fri, Oct 2 2015 12:00 AM Fri, Oct 23 2015 11:59 PM

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