About the Center for Architecture

Photo © Bob Graham, Jr.
About the Center for Architecture

About the Center for Architecture

Founded in 2003, the Center educates the public about the role and value of good architecture, urban planning, and design in our everyday lives - through walking tours, exhibitions, talks, workshops, competitions, festivals, and children’s programming.

The Center's signature annual event, DesignPhiladelphia, is the oldest and largest design festival of its kind in the country. DesignPhiladelphia showcases the work of over 400 practicing architects, designers, and creative professionals and demonstrates Philadelphia’s reemergence as a 21st century city shaped by design, technology, and collaborative business practices.

The Center is also home to the Philadelphia Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, the AIA Bookstore, and the Community Design Collaborative.

Click here for more information about hosting meetings and special events at the Center for Architecture.

 

Contributers

These visionary organizations generously supported the Center's original Capital Campaign - without them the Center would have remained a blueprint of an idea.

GBCA
www.gbca.com

Jacobs Global Buildings Design (formerly KlingStubbins)
www.jacobs.com

Ballinger
www.ballinger-ae.com

William Penn Foundation
www.wpennfdn.org

BLT Architects
www.blta.com

Cope Linder Architects
www.cope-linder.com

High Concrete Group
www.highconcrete.com

EwingCole
www.ewingcole.com

Francis Cauffman
www.franciscauffman.com

O'Donnell & Nacarrato
www.o-n.com

Powell Trachtman Logan Carrle & Lombardo
www.powelltrachtman.com

SPG3
www.spg3.com

Wallace Roberts & Todd
www.wrtdesign.com

JKR Partners
www.jkrpartners.com

Kimmel Bogrette Architecture + Site
www.kimmel-bogrette.com

UJMN Architects + Designers
www.ujmn.com

Clemens Construction Co., Inc.
www.clemensconstruction.com

Keast & Hood Co.
www.keasthood.com

Diener Brick Co.
www.dienerbrick.com

KCBA Architects
www.kcba-architects.com

PZS Architects
www.pzsarchitects.com

Agoos/Lovera Architects
www.agooslovera.com

J.J. White Inc.
www.jjwhiteinc.com

McGillin Architecture Inc.
www.mcgillinarch.com

Knoll
www.knoll.com

Steelcase
www.steelcase.com