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Pearl Street Passage Team "When I Move you Move" Concepts Image Courtesy of The Lighting Practice

September 16, 2015

Pearl Street Passage Teams “When I Move You Move” and Team “Verge” are building installations that embody this year’s DesignPhiladelphia theme, SHIFT. Each team is working to create an immersive experience for Pearl Street Passage visitors that will change perceptions of design in Philadelphia.

Rendering of "Emoji Gate" for Pearl Street Passage.

September 9, 2015

The installations for Pearl Street Passage are being fabricated, and we’re counting down the weeks until the 1200 block of Pearl Street is transformed into an interactive design experience during the DesignPhiladelphia Festival Octo

July 7, 2015

We've announced the teams for DesignPhiladelphia's Pearl Street Passage and now's your chance to get to know them a little better! In the next several weeks we'll be profiling each team. Today, we are pleased to introduce you to teams 5 and 6!
 

June 18, 2015

The Philadelphia Center for Architecture is now accepting event proposals for the 11th annual DesignPhiladelphia Festival, taking place from October 8-16.

June 15, 2015

We've announced the teams for DesignPhiladelphia's Pearl Street Passage and now's your chance to get to know them a little better! In the next several weeks we'll be profiling each team. Today, we are pleased to introduce you to teams 3 and 4!

 

Pearl Street Passage
June 4, 2015

We've announced the teams for DesignPhiladelphia's Pearl Street Passage and now's your chance to get to know them a little better! In the next several weeks we'll be profiling each team. Today, we are pleased to introduce you to the first two!

1200 Block of Pearl Street; Concept Rendering. Courtesy of Groundswell Design Group & Asian Arts Initiative
April 7, 2015

This past March, architects, artists, builders and creative professionals of all types applied to take part in DesignPhiladelphia's 2015 marquee event, Pearl Street Passage.

March 18, 2015

Attention all creative folks! We would like to update you on a few of the improvements we have made since our Pearl Street Passage Information Session on February 24th; including finding a solution that will not require individual team members to have their own separate insurance policies! Due to this important change, the deadline to confirm your interest has been extended to March 24th.

January 29, 2015

Fresh off its 10th anniversary celebration, DesignPhiladelphia is back and planning to make an even bigger impact in 2015. This year's Festival will kick off the evening of October 8th with programming running from October 8-16th. To get your creative juices flowing and inspire you in planning experiences that demonstrate the power of design - this year's theme is SHIFT - as in: a shift in perspective, shifting into motion, or a transformation/change.

Goldtex Building – high end housing comes to old Chinese neighborhood. Courtesy of Joseph G. Brin

January 19, 2015

You don't have to wrack your brains when a completed puzzle box image is your guide. No one has any idea what the newly assembled urban puzzle of Philadelphia's Chinatown will look like, yet three big pieces, seemingly mismatched in size, shape, and purpose, have emerged. Walking the city from one puzzle piece to the next, you begin to grasp the challenge. Connections between these geographically separate pieces are genuine and promising, yet more conceptual than physical. Their power to catalyze and unify must be born out in time. In October, DesignPhiladelphia 2014 revealed in a public forum that, starting this year, a puzzle comprised of a community center with housing (The Tower), a derelict alleyway (The Alley/Pearl St.), and an old railway viaduct (The Rail Park) will begin to dramatically transform and, in ways preserve, an ethnic neighborhood dating back to 1870.