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Photo by G. Widman for Visit Philadelphia

July 21, 2016

On May 26th, 2016, Philadelphia became the first American city named a World Heritage City. Who decides which cities deserve this classification and what does it mean for Philadelphia?

Rendering Courtesy of the Community Design Collaborative

May 3, 2016

On May 18th the Athletic Recreation Center in Sharswood is getting an extreme makeover thanks to AEC Cares, a joint effort of CMD, AIA National

February 19, 2016

GoggleWorks Center for the Arts is located about an hour and a half drive northwest of Philadelphia, in downtown Reading,  PA.

Citizens Planning Institute
March 13, 2015

The Citizens Planning Institute (CPI) is the Philadelphia City Planning Commission’s (PCPC) official public education and outreach arm.

mischer'traxler photo credit: Eva Engelbert

January 30, 2015

Katharina Mischer (1982) and Thomas Traxler (1981) form Studio mischer‘traxler. Based in Vienna, they develop and design products, furniture, installations and more, with a focus on experiments, context and conceptual thinking. Next month, the University of the Arts' Industrial Design Program hosts the team for a lecture and multi-day workshop: from abstract to specific - turning themes into design projects.

January 23, 2015

The University of Pennsylvania's 2015 Integrated Product Lecture will feature Richard Saul Wurman on the evening of February 2, 2015 in the lower gallery of Meyerson Hall (210 South 34th Street).

Courtesy of Phillyist.com

January 9, 2015

With a focus on human-centered design and design for sustainability, the Product Design graduate program at UArts explores the nature of materials, products and manufacturing from both a regional and a global perspective, taking particular advantage of the resurgent Philadelphia metropolitan region as a laboratory and an available set of case studies. New digital fabrication tools and rapid prototyping processes are explored within the cultural, environmental and business contexts that shape these ongoing developments.

October 31, 2014
The challenge for the 2014 Collab Student Design Competition is to create a chair or seating for the home that incorporates new design materials or technologies inspired by Vitra. Held in conjunction with the exhibition Vitra—Design, Architecture, Communication: A European Project with American Roots(November 22, 2014–April 26, 2015), a juried selection of student designs will be exhibited on the balcony of the Museum's Great Stair Hall from November 18 to 21.
September 11, 2014

The National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA) invites you to the 42nd Annual NOMA International Conference and Expo in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on October 1-4, 2014 at the historic Loews Philadelphia Hotel. With the theme, “For the LOVE of It: Community…History…Design,” the NOMA 2014 conference will celebrate architecture in the vibrant, innovative design environment, Philadelphia.