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Heidi Segall Levi of Community Design Collaborative (right) and Rachel Hildebrandt of Partners for Sacred Places talk about potential uses for the main sanctuary in Wharton-Wesley United Methodist Church. (Emma Lee/WHYY)

By David Bender on Aug 8, 2018
Learn about the new Sacred Places/Civic Spaces initiative from our colleagues at the Community Design Collaborative , office mates of ours here at the Center for Architecture and Design. We're very proud of the important work they're doing to strengthen Philadelphia neighborhoods! By Susan Richardson for WHYY | July 17, 2018 What a difference a good conversation can make. Sometimes all you need is the right prompt. It was an inspired prompt from Cara Ferrentino at the William Penn Foundation that led to the conversation between Partners for Sacred Places and the Community Design Collaborative . That’s the chat that... more
By David Bender on Jul 27, 2018
Seeking: Philadelphia-based K-12 teachers + volunteer architects and architecture students The beloved Architecture in Education programs returns to Philadelphia schools this fall! The program, which pairs a K-12 classroom teacher with two to three volunteer architects and architecture students, introduces children to the fields of architecture, urban planning, and design once a week for 4-8 weeks. We are seeking both teachers interested in bring this program into their classroom and architects and architecture students interested in volunteering once a week for 4-8 weeks in a Philadelphia school. We believe every student should have access to design education and that a... more
By Tiffany Mercer-Robbins on Jul 18, 2018
By Jean-Christophe Betrisey Stretched out on the psychoanalyst’s couch, the famous architect Louis Kahn tells us surprising stories of his life, his families, his women and his architectural vision. His complex personality influenced a large part of his work and culminated in his spiritual peak which is engraved in the concrete and brick of Dhaka in Bangladesh. The reader will be carried away by an exchange akin to talking, thus experiencing live this unique session in the analyst’s room. The dialogues are profound, direct, and allow us a glimpse into the unconscious mind of Lou, one of the most influential... more