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By Sharon Leshner on Oct 19, 2016
Volunteer opportunities are plentiful at the Center for Architecture and Design this year. We have creative opportunities that range from helping to set up exhibitions to teaching children's design workshops. See below for a full list of opportunities. To volunteer, email David Bender at EXHIBITION | Constructing Play: Classic + Modern Building Toys Modifications Sat, Nov 5 | Making modification to exhibition infrastructure, including cutting apart and reassembling wooden railings, repainting railings, and applying vinyl lettering Sun, Nov 6 | POTENTIAL work day - to finish above if not completed on Saturday Installation Sat, Nov 19 | Building models... more
By Sharon Leshner on Oct 7, 2016
FitCityPHL 2 Thursday, October 13th | 8:30AM - 4:00PM Center for Architecture & Design | 1218 Arch St. Philadelphia, PA 19106 Register Now FitCityPHL 2 will be a full-day symposium which invites attendees to explore design strategies in our workplaces, neighborhoods, and cities that improve health by promoting physical activity and healthy eating. The concept for the FitCity conference was developed in New York City 11 years ago and made its way to Philadelphia last year for the first time. We spoke with Keith Davis, AICP, LEED GA, a City Planner III at City Planning Commission (and one of the... more
By Sharon Leshner on Oct 5, 2016
Intercurrences: Intervening Design Strategies Thursday October 6th - October 10th: 10:00AM - 6:00PM Thursday October 13th - October 16th: 10:00PM - 6:00PM Read more… Head to the Center for Architecture and Design to gain perspective on urban architecture and design of the “home” at the new Intercurrences exhibit, designed by Philadelphia University and Thomas Jefferson University, DesignPhiladelphia 2016 co-sponsors. Intercurrences , a collection of projects prepared by Philadelphia University student teams and outside collaborators, depicts aspects of urban “home” or dwelling, or urban architecture and design. These projects challenge all assumed and conventional limitations of design by using intervening design... more