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By Sharon Leshner on Feb 17, 2017
BACKGROUND Bok Bar is located on the 8th floor of the historic Bok building in South Philadelphia. The vast northfacing roof terrace has unobstructed views across Philadelphia, and one of the most breathtaking sunsets in the city. The bar began life in 2015 as a temporary pop-up bar, Le Bok Fin, which marked the beginning of Bok’s new life as a center for creativity in Philadelphia. During 2016 the bar was reincarnated under it’s permanent identity as Bok Bar, supported by permanent infrastructures including a new deck, canopy, internal and external serving bars, kitchen and new lighting. The new additions... more
By Sharon Leshner on Feb 15, 2017
AIA Philadelphia’s mission is to support it’s over 1,500 members to work together to become better architects. AIA Philadelphia does this through programs that advance the knowledge and expertise of it’s members; events that connect the architectural community; legislative and policy advocacy that impacts the practice of architecture; and through public programming via the Center for Architecture and Design. The Center for Architecture and Design engages and educates the public about architecture and design. We do this by celebrating the built environment and design excellence; championing the value and impact that architecture and design has on the public’s everyday lives;... more
By Anonymous on Jan 17, 2017
2017 marks the 11th Anniversary of the CANstruction Philadelphia event to benefit Philabundance and help drive hunger from our communities! After an extremely successful CANstruction Philadelphia 10th CANniversary celebration in 2016, held in conjunction with the AIA National Convention in Philadelphia, our event has raised over 350,000lbs of food and over $50,000 in its decade of existence in Philadelphia! Each year, the Philadelphia Emerging Architects [PEA] committee of AIA Philadelphia, and the Philadelphia Center for Architecture and Design invite Philadelphia's leading architects, engineers, contractors, design firms, and schools of design to participate in this unique effort! CANstruction offers our design... more