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By David Bender on Jul 21, 2016
On May 26th, 2016, Philadelphia became the first American city named a World Heritage City . Who decides which cities deserve this classification and what does it mean for Philadelphia? The Center for Architecture and Design's former Director, Hilary Jay , explains the ins and outs of this unique designation in her article for Hidden City. Read it at . more
By Elizabeth Paul on Jul 14, 2016
The Center is seeking volunteers to teach children workshops during our annual Constructing Play exhibition. Workshops are broken down by age categories: Read + Build for ages 5-8; Design + Construct for ages 9-12. Topics flexible, guidance provided as requested. A fun opportunity to get kids excited about architecture and design! If interested, contact Associate Director David Bender . more
By Elizabeth Paul on Jul 13, 2016
This year's DesignPhiladelphia Kickoff Party is definitely one for the masses. Presented by our title sponsor, Philadelphia University, this party is sure to be jam-packed with those in the design community know. Our super low early bird ticket price of $40 makes this year's event something everyone can attend. Hosted in the expansive warehouse of Provenance, the premiere destination for one-of-a-kind architectural salvage, located at 1801 N. American Street, #1E in Fishtown. Littered with architectural relics, the venue is sure to delight the senses and perhaps spark a little creativity. Buy your ticket before July 31 to take advantage of... more