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READ + MAKE | Arthur

Philadelphia, PA
Ideal for ages 5-8After a fine, green summer in Central Park all the birds are preparing to fly south. Except for Arthur, that is - and so Arthus is left behind to discover the city in winter. Join us for a reading of Rhod... read more

DESIGN + BUILD | Snowy Metropolis

Philadelphia, PA
Ideal for ages 9-12Roll up your sleeves and get ready to plan and build the snowy paper metropolis of your dreams! This 90-minute workshop was custom designed for the Center for Architecture and Design by a Stanford d.scho... read more

READ + MAKE | The Most Magnificent Thing

Philadelphia, PA
Ideal for ages 5-8One day, a little girl has a wonderful idea. With the help of her canine assistant, she is going to make THE MOST MAGNIFICENT THING! She know just how it will look. She knows just how it will work. Easy-p... read more

DESIGN + BUILD | Pedal Power!

Philadelphia, PA
Ideal for ages 9-12How would you get around town quickly if there was no gas or electricity? Pedal power! All over the world, more people ride bikes than drive cars (there are two bikes for every car). Not only is riding a... read more

READ + MAKE | Coppernickel: The Invention

Philadelphia, PA
Ideal for ages 5-8Coppernickel the bird and Tungsten the dog set out to invent a machine for picking hard-to-reach elderberries. As they begin to sketch their inventions on sheets of paper, Coppernickel's illustrations rap... read more

DESIGN + BUILD | Marble Maze

Philadelphia, PA
Ideal for ages 9-12Design a maze for a marble to travel through using only a few supplies and gravity - but whoever's marble finishes the maze slowest (without stopping) wins! An exciting challenge that allows children to ... read more

READ + MAKE | Ada Twist, Scientist

Philadelphia, PA
Ideal for ages 5-8Ada Twist's head is full of questions. Like her classmates Iggy and Rosie, Ada has always been endlessly curious. BUt when her fact-finding missions and elaborate scientific experiments go too far, her fr... read more

DESIGN + BUILD | URBAN FOLD Paper Metropolis

Philadelphia, PA
Ideal for ages 9-12Roll up your sleeves and get ready to plan and build the paper metropolis of your dreams! This 90-minute workshop was custom designed for the Center for Architecture and Design by a Stanford d.school pro... read more

2018 Louis I. Kahn Memorial Award + Talk

Philadelphia, PA
*Presented by the Center for Architecture and Design in partnership with AIA Philadelphia.Early Bird tickets available through XXX
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Past Events

Be A Gingerbread House Architect!

Be A Gingerbread House Architect!

Philadelphia, PA
Fun for all ages!Two sessions available: 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM | 1:30 - 3:30 PM Get creative and become a gingerbread house architect using royal icing, colorful candy, and glittery sugars. Your gingerbread house will come alive as you decorate your hand-built structure with gumdrops, peppermints,...
Saturday, December 2 2017 10:30 AM 3:30 PM

DESIGN + BUILD | Space Station!

DESIGN + BUILD | Space Station!

Philadelphia, PA
Ideal for ages 9-12Imaging living in space: floors and walls lose their meaning without gravity telling you which is which; food doesn't stay on your plate; even days don't exist without the sun setting and rising. How do scientists and architects design structures for astronauts to live in space...
Saturday, November 4 2017 1:00 PM 3:00 PM

READ + MAKE | Interstellar Cinderella

READ + MAKE | Interstellar Cinderella

Philadelphia, PA
Ideal for ages 5-8With a little help from her fairy godrobot, Cinderella is going to the ball - but when the prince's ship has mechanical trouble, someone will have to zoom to the rescue! Join us for a reading of Deborah Underwood's space-age version of this classic fairytale, illustrated by Meg ...
Saturday, November 4 2017 10:30 AM 12:00 PM

2017 Louis I. Kahn Memorial Award + Talk | Honoring Jeanne Gang

2017 Louis I. Kahn Memorial Award + Talk | Honoring Jeanne Gang

Philadelphia, PA
*Presented by the Center for Architecture and Design in partnership with AIA Philadelphia.Early Bird tickets available through Friday, May 5th 5:00 - 6:15 PM | VIP Reception (requires VIP ticket)6:30 - 8:00 PM | Talk + Award Presentation Join the Center for Architecture and Design for our 32nd ...
Thursday, November 2 2017 5:00 PM 8:00 PM

Spooktacular 2017

Spooktacular 2017

Philadelphia, PA
Celebrate Halloween at the Center for Architecture and Design! Join AIA Philadelphia's Emerging Architects Committee for a spooktacular time - featuring crafts, magic, and a friendly "Spookytown" to go trick-or-treating through. Lunch is included! Come in costume and/or get your face painted at ...
Saturday, October 28 2017 10:00 AM 2:00 PM

DESIGN + BUILD | URBAN FOLD Paper Metropolis!

DESIGN + BUILD | URBAN FOLD Paper Metropolis!

Philadelphia, PA
Ideal for ages 9-12Roll up your sleeves and get ready to plan and build the paper metropolis of your dreams! This 90-minute workshop was custom designed for the Center for Architecture and Design by a Stanford d.school professor. Kids will warm up with some rapid prototyping and 3-dimensional thi...
Saturday, October 14 2017 1:00 PM 2:30 PM

READ + MAKE | Leo, A Ghost Story

READ + MAKE | Leo, A Ghost Story

Philadelphia, PA
Ideal for ages 5-8Most people cannot see ghosts. Can you? Join us for a reading of Mac Barnett's delightful tale about a helpful spirit: Leo, A Ghost Story, illustrated by Christian Robinson. Following the reading, make your very own pop-up greeting card featuring a ghost of your own design. Will...
Saturday, October 14 2017 10:30 AM 12:00 PM

Fast Forward >>> Philly

Fast Forward >>> Philly

Philadelphia, PA
Find out "What's next for Philly" from a lineup of presenters as they Fast Forward through their bold ideas and budding ventures in six-minutes-forty-seconds flat. The conversation continues offstage over light refreshments. "$5 online and at the door - FREE if pre-registered by 9/29/2017. Learn ...
Friday, October 13 2017 6:00 PM 8:00 PM

Alphabet Soup Night

Alphabet Soup Night

Philadelphia, PA
IALD, AIA, IIDA, DVASE, APAPASE, IFDA, AIGA… whew! What do they all mean? Let’s break design discipline silos. Come out and meet designers across Philadelphia over drinks and snacks. Chit chat, share ideas, and hear short lightning speed presentations from local representatives of The Internation...
Thursday, October 12 2017 5:30 PM 7:30 PM

FitCityPHL 3

FitCityPHL 3

Philadelphia, PA
FitCityPHL is an annual full-day symposium that explores design strategies in workplaces, neighborhoods, and cities that improve health by promoting physical activity and healthy eating. It brings together individuals representing the sectors of architecture, planning, design, landscape architect...
Thursday, October 12 2017 8:30 AM 4:30 PM

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