In the News

News Articles

From BBC Radio 4, January 20, 2009

The Center for Architecture's Executive Director, John Claypool, talks to the BBC's James Naughtie about the future - and past - of Philadelphia's infrastructure as Barack Obama takes office. Click to download MP3

From Architectural Record, July 31, 2008

The Philadelphia chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) recently opened the doors to its new Center for Architecture. The 8,000-square-foot center-located in an old factory near the downtown convention center-provides the growing chapter more space for offices, meetings, exhibitions, and its popular bookstore. One of the most noticeable advantages is a glazed storefront, which gives the center a public face. The AIA is sharing its new space with The Community Design Collaborative, an organization that helps nonprofits procure free design services. Read more at Architectural Record

From AIArchitect, July 25, 2008

How do you ... adaptively reuse a 100-year-old industrial loft space to become a state-of-the art architectural education center, component office, and meeting and gallery space for students, component members and staff, and the public? Read more at AIArchitect

From the Evening Bulletin, June 23, 2008

Philadelphia - With a continually changing physical appearance reflecting the city's multifaceted character, some of Philadelphia's longtime arts organizations continue to reside in historic buildings, while others stride boldly into new modern spaces. Read more at the Evening Bulletin

From the Philadelphia Inquirer, June 6, 2008

You could argue that Philadelphia already has an architecture museum: itself. The city boasts an architectural lineage longer and more varied than that of almost any other place in America, ranging from the Lilliputian colonial-era houses along Elfreth's Alley to the gargantuan, newly minted Comcast Center, the country's tallest green skyscraper. But wouldn't it be nice if you could survey the full spectrum of the city's building history all in one convenient spot? Read more at the Philadelphia Inquirer

From the Philadelphia Business Journal, May 15, 2006

The Philadelphia chapter of the American Institute of Architects is searching for a space that will give design professionals, community groups, developers and local government a place to work together on projects and tackle issues. Read more at the Philadelphia Business Journal