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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
By Sharon Leshner on Nov 9, 2016
​Bring Your kids to the Center for Architecture and Design for the holidays! All throughout the holiday season we'll be introducing youngins to architecture and design through hands on workshops. See the full lineup below and get signed up: SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 26 Gingerbread Architect! (all ages) 1:30pm – 3pm Have fun with gingerbread, royal icing, colorful sprinkles, sparkly decorations, and glittery sugars! Your gingerbread house will come alive with candies, gumdrops, peppermints, sprinkles, cookies, and more. Read more... A Snowy Day | Read + Make (ages 5-8) 11am – 12pm Enjoy a reading of Ezra Jack Keats' classic winter tale,... more