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Center / Architecture + Design

2017 PARK(ing) Day Philadelphia

Philadelphia, PA
Come celebrate public space and public art at our annual PARK(ing) Day After Party! Join us to meet the creative PARK(ing) Day teams and to snack on food, share drinks, dance to music, and to find out the 2016 winners of t... read more

2018 Better Philadelphia Challenge | The Next Parkway

Philadelphia, PA
Register by: September 28, 2017Competition: September 29 - October 27, 2017Submit Entry by: October 27, 2017 @ 11:59pm

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 repr... read more

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 yo... 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
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Past Events

DesignPhiladelphia Summer Solstice

DesignPhiladelphia Summer Solstice

Philadelphia, PA
Kickoff the summer with a group of Philadelphia's most interesting designers and Festival supporters. As we prepare to launch into our lucky 13th year of DesignPhiladelphia programming, we'd like to take a moment to celebrate the people who make it all possible and in turn expand our circle of fr...
Thursday, June 22 2017 6:00 PM 8:00 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 ...
Tuesday, May 23 2017 5:00 PM 8:00 PM

Be A K'Nex Architect! | Science Festival Workshop

Be A K'Nex Architect! | Science Festival Workshop

Philadelphia, PA
This program is presented as part of the 2017 Philadelphia Science Festival. Be a K'Nex Architect - Become an architect for the day! Learn to draw blueprints, design an amazing skyscraper, build an architectural model, and work together to design an amazing city for your towers - all using local...
Sunday, April 23 2017 10:00 AM 11:30 AM

WALKING TOUR | Emergence of a Modern Metropolis: Philadelphia

WALKING TOUR | Emergence of a Modern Metropolis: Philadelphia

Philadelphia, PA
Tours depart at 1pm sharp and last for two hours. Experience the transformation of Philadelphia from an engine of industry to a 21st century capitol of business and culture. This 2-hour tour explores Philadelphia's diverse range of architectural styles and building technologies from the 1860s to...
Sat, Jan 9 2016 2:00 PM Sat, Apr 22 2017 3:00 PM

What's Augmented Reality Anyway?

What's Augmented Reality Anyway?

Philadelphia, PA
Brian Yetzer, President of Yetzer Studio, will be presenting the Nikola Tesla augmented reality App and Interactive Posters at the Center of Architecture and Design. Brian's talk will cover Augmented Reality technology, Nikola Tesla and his contributions to science and technology, a demonstration...
Saturday, April 8 2017 1:00 PM 2:00 PM

Family Workshop | Read + Make (for ages 5-8)

Family Workshop | Read + Make (for ages 5-8)

Philadelphia, PA
Explore the world of architecture + design with your 5-8yo child at these fun family workshops! Featuring a reading of a creative tale, your child (with your assistance) will make a project which solves a design challenge related to the reading. A great introduction for young minds to the career ...
Tue, Apr 4 2017 11:00 AM Sat, May 27 2017 12:00 PM

CANstruction 2017: aCANemy Awards

CANstruction 2017: aCANemy Awards

Philadelphia, PA
JOIN US ON MONDAY, APRIL 3RD, 2017 FROM 6-8PM @ 990 SPRING GARDEN FOR THE 2017 aCANemy AWARDS!Tickets are $10 for AIA Members and CANstruction Teams, $20 for General Public (ALL PROCEEDS BENEFIT PHILABUNDANCE)!Happy Hour will last from 6-8pm, with light bites, beer and water, and a short presenta...
Monday, April 3 2017 6:00 PM 8:00 PM

Family Workshops | Design + Build (for ages 9-12)

Family Workshops | Design + Build (for ages 9-12)

Philadelphia, PA
Explore the world of architecture + design with your 9-12yo child at these fun family workshops! Children will be introduced to the science and art of design while being challenged to design and construct (with your help) their own solutions to each workshop's unique challenge. A great introducti...
Sat, Mar 25 2017 1:30 PM Sat, May 27 2017 3:00 PM

2017 Edmund N. Bacon Awards + Talk | Honoring Theaster Gates

2017 Edmund N. Bacon Awards + Talk | Honoring Theaster Gates

Philadelphia, PA
Join us in honoring Theaster Gates, winner of the 2017 Edmund N. Bacon Prize for his career spent developing properties which engage local communities with their neighbors and neighborhoods through culture and art. Also honored at this ceremony will be the winners of the 2017 Better Philadelphia...
Wednesday, March 8 2017 5:00 PM 8:30 PM

SPEAKER SERIES | BuildingPhiladelphia: Architecture, History, + Politics

SPEAKER SERIES | BuildingPhiladelphia: Architecture, History, + Politics

Philadelphia, PA
This program is presented by the Center for Architecture and Design in partnership with AIA Philadelphia 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 plann...
Mon, Mar 6 2017 6:00 PM Wed, Apr 5 2017 8:00 PM

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