NOTICE: The Center's facilities will be unavailable for rental from
January 1 - April 15, 2016
due to renovations
We are excited to announce an expansion and renovation of the Center's public spaces to make our facilities look better than ever and allow us to accommodate bigger events. The project will include enlarging our Main Hall, adding a new dedicated exhibition gallery, addressing acoustical and A/V issues, refinishing our wood floors, and applying a fresh coat of paint. We will also be renovating our entrance at 1218 Arch Street into a welcoming reception area to provide visitors with a space to orient themselves once they enter the Center, instead of entering directly into the AIA Bookstore.
We can't wait to share our stunning new space with you when we reopen in April 2016 and look forward to collaborating with you on bigger and better programs at the city's hub for the architecture and design communities.
In the event that the date you are attempting to reserve is booked, please email Juli Foley, email@example.com, to see if other accommodations can be provided.
The Center's unique, modern facility is available for your event, whether a meeting, class, marketing event, fundraiser, wedding reception, or something unique. Rental fees are all-inclusive, so any service, furniture, or technology we offer is available to you at no extra cost. With two exclusive caterers to choose from, you'll be able to find just the right menu for your event. The Center is one of Philadelphia's greenest rental hall, with dimmable fluorescent and low-voltage lighting, sustainably salvaged interiors, and highly efficient environmental control systems.
Capacity up to 325 (est.)
All of the Center's spaces are interconnected and can be rented together to accommodate larger groups or display larger exhibits. When renting the Full Facility, you can raise our glass-paneled garage doors to make one, large, open space, or leave the doors closed for break-out rooms. For seated receptions, our entire facility can accommodate up to 325 people comfortably.
Capacity up to 150
The Center's signature presentation and exhibition hall is a dramatic and flexible space. High ceilings, a built-in projector, and screen make this spacious gallery a perfect fit for symposia, lectures, films, and receptions. It is outfitted with state-of-the-art technology systems and modern furnishings. If hosting a theatre-style presentation with reception in the Main Hall only, capacity is limited to approximately 150.
Capacity 30 to 60 (est.)
Our newest space surrounds you with intriguing exhibitions on architecture, urban planning, and design. Perfect for small receptions or as an overflow room for larger events in our Main Hall, the Exhibition Gallery can also function as a unique conference room for medium-sized meetings.
Capacity 16 to 36
This handsome space provides a professional setting for your meetings or classes. A glass-paneled garage-style door looks out over our Main Hall, providing a sense of spaciousness, while the included white board, projector, conference table, and executive chairs provide function and sleek design. An event larger than 20 people limits you to theatre-style seating.
Capacity 8 to 12
Our Small Conference Room is perfectly suited for small informal meetings or classes. A glass-paneled garage door looks out over our exhibition hall, making our most affordable meeting space feel larger than its 12 person capacity. The room comes standard with a digital whiteboard, built-in projector with speakers, conference table, and executive chairs.