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2018 Edmund N. Bacon Awards + Talk | Honoring Enrique Peñalosa

Philadelphia, PA
Join us in honoring Enrique Peñalosa for his legacy as Mayor of Bogotá, Colombia - where has used his position to invest in the City’s marginalized communities; building and reconstructing hundreds of kilometers of sidewal... read more

DesignPhilly Coffee Social 2018

Philadelphia, PA
Join the local design community for a Coffee Social and DesignPhiladelphia 2018 information session at the Center / Architecture + Design. This is a great opportunity to learn about important updates and deadlines for the ... 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 Sunday, April 1, 2018
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Past Events

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, February 17 2018 1:30 PM 3:30 PM

READ + MAKE | Ada Twist, Scientist

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 frazzled parents banish her to the thinking chair. Join us for this reading o...
Saturday, February 17 2018 10:30 AM 12:00 PM

DESIGN + BUILD | Marble Maze

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 explore physics, design thinking, and patience. About DESIGN + BUILD Works...
Saturday, January 20 2018 1:30 PM 3:30 PM

READ + MAKE | Coppernickel: The Invention

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 rapidly take over the walls and the floor, while the dog's sheet remains relat...
Saturday, January 20 2018 10:30 AM 12:00 PM

DESIGN + BUILD | Pedal Power!

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 bike better for the earth and for your health, but making trips by bike in...
Saturday, January 6 2018 1:30 PM 3:30 PM

READ + MAKE | The Most Magnificent Thing

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-peasy. But making the most magnificent thing turns out to be harder than she...
Saturday, January 6 2018 10:30 AM 12:00 PM

DESIGN + BUILD | Snowy Metropolis

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.school professor. Kids will warm up with some rapid prototyping and 3-dimension...
Saturday, December 16 2017 1:30 PM 3:00 PM

READ + MAKE | Arthur

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 Rhoda Levine's classic winter tale, Arthur, illustrated by Everett Aison. After...
Saturday, December 16 2017 10:30 AM 12:00 PM

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

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