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By Anonymous on Jan 17, 2017
2017 marks the 11th Anniversary of the CANstruction Philadelphia event to benefit Philabundance and help drive hunger from our communities! After an extremely successful CANstruction Philadelphia 10th CANniversary celebration in 2016, held in conjunction with the AIA National Convention in Philadelphia, our event has raised over 350,000lbs of food and over $50,000 in its decade of existence in Philadelphia! Each year, the Philadelphia Emerging Architects [PEA] committee of AIA Philadelphia, and the Philadelphia Center for Architecture and Design invite Philadelphia's leading architects, engineers, contractors, design firms, and schools of design to participate in this unique effort! CANstruction offers our design... more

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By Sharon Leshner on Dec 28, 2016
The Center's First Annual Gingerbread Architecture Competition is a roaring success! So far 2,357 votes have been tallied and the competition is CLOSE! All month visitors of all ages have been stopping by the Center for Architecture and Design to see these daring architectural marvels. CLICK HERE TO VOTE NOW Make sure you vote for your favorite gingerbread house before online voting closes on December 31st (the first place team wins $500!). The gingerbread structures will be on display at the Center for Architecture and Design between Thanksgiving and Christmas, at the same time as our free, annual, family-friendly exhibition,... more
By Sharon Leshner on Nov 22, 2016
This Tuesday, November 29th is #GivingTuesday, a global day of non-profit fundraising to counter the commercialism of the holiday season. Please consider contributing The Center for Architecture and Design, or one of our incredible partner organizations this #GivingTuesday. Click here to donate. Over 25+ years, Philadelphia has built a community of organizations which advocate for the value of architecture and design in improving our daily lives. Together, we have been shaping a better city through education, advocacy, and volunteering. Discover our significant legacy and find out how you can get involved with this short video. Click here to watch video... more