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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
By Sharon Leshner on Oct 26, 2016
AGI recognizes that continuing education is a critical element of business today. As an approved education provider of the AIA Continuing Education System (AIA/CES), AGI maintains a commitment to providing the architectural community with the most relevant and cutting-edge educational programs. AGI’s Architectural Glass Boot Camp program exposes architects in greater Philadelphia to the glazing craft through interactive instruction and hands-on application. In hands-on workshops, architects work alongside glaziers to learn construction techniques and share perspective. Boot Camp reinforces the importance of collaboration and communication by providing an opportunity for emerging design professionals to interface with apprentice glaziers. The program... more