Building Philadelphia: Architecture, History, + Politics

Building Philadelphia: Architecture, History, + Politics

 

Building Philadelphia: Architecture, History, + Politics

presented annually in Spring

Buy Tickets To The 2017 Series | March 06 - April 05

Are you curious how Philadelphia became the city it is today?
Earn a certificate in Philadelphia’s architectural history by attending this engaging 10-part series. Renowned local architects, urban planners, archaeologists, and historians will explore the political, economic, and design trends that drove Philadelphia's development. Topics include: major urban planning projects such as the Benjamin Franklin Parkway & Society Hill, our world-class collection of architectural styles, and Philadelphia's immigrant history.

Earn a Certificate!
By attending this series and passing an online exam, you can receive a certificate in Philadelphia Architecture + Urban History. Attend an additional 3-5 training sessions and pass a test-tour to be certified as a volunteer guide for the Center / Architecture + Design and the Preservation Alliance of Greater Philadelphia (PAGP). Leading tours is not only great fun, but gives you greater insight into and appreciation for the city we and our ancestors have built - as well as allowing you the opportunity to meet interesting people from around the world.

 

Support provided in part by the Philadelphia Cultural Fund