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

By Center / Architecture + Design (other events)

Wednesday, March 8 2017 5:00 PM 8:30 PM

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 Challenge. This year's urban design challenge asked students to develop plans to transform the abandoned City Branch rail tunnel under Pennsylvania Avenue into a recreational trail and cultural destination. This year's competition was produced in partnership with The Rail Park.

The ceremony will be followed by a coffee + dessert reception. FREE valet parking will be available.

With the purchase of a VIP ticket, we invite you to join us and the award winners before the ceremony at 5:00 PM for our VIP Reception which will feature heavy hors d'oeuvres, wine, beer, and live music. In attendance will be Theaster Gates, the competition winners, local dignitaries, and our invaluable sponsors, without whom this program would not be possible.

5:00 PM - 6:15 PM | VIP Reception (requires VIP ticket)
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM | Awards Ceremony + Talk
7:45 PM - 8:30 PM | Coffee + Dessert Reception

PARTNER:   The Rail Park



GOLD:         Langan Engineering
                    [email protected]
                    Philadelphia Phillies
                    Powell Trachtman Logan Carrle & Lombardo, P.C.
                    Scannapieco Development Corporation
                    Scout Ltd.
                    U3 Advisors

SILVER:      The Bacon Family
                    BLT Architects
                    Cecil Baker + Partners
                    Drexel Univeristy Westphal College
                         Department of Architecture, Design, + Urbanism
                         + Lindy Institute for Urban Innovation
                    Intech Construction
                    O'Donnell & Naccarato
                    Robert A.M. Stern Architects

BRONZE:    E-Built
                    Fairmount Park Conservancy
                    Knight Foundation
                    Pennsylvania Humanities Council
                    Philadelphia University
                    Republic Bank
                    Royal Bank
                    Saul Ewing LLP
                    University of Pennsylvania
                    VSBA Architects + Planners


Tickets are non-refundable, but may be transferred to third parties.

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