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Best in Design finalist, CoLab Philadelphia.

By Elizabeth Paul on Aug 7, 2019
Now in its second year, DesignPhiladelphia’s Best in Design challenge asks regional designers and design companies to submit innovative, high-quality products or design solutions that make life better. This year, our jury had an incredibly difficult decision to make, and we are happy to announce our seven finalists. You can learn more about each finalist's entry on the DesignPhiladelphia website . Let's Meet the 2019 Finalists CoLab Philadelphia : Building Healthier Communities Through Creative Placemaking Hapti : A wearable fitness tracker for runners that provides real-time feedback information via an intuitive haptic language Loyalty Leather : Handcrafted bags to accompany... more
By Tiffany Mercer-Robbins on Aug 1, 2019
Whether it's a grand vision for the whole city or specific plans for that part you know best, all are encouraged to submit to be a part of this year's Fast Forward >> Philly speakers event, part of the annual Design Philadelphia Festival. Fast Forward >> Philly , now in its eighth year, offers a lineup of rapid-fire presentations consisting of 20 slides, 20 seconds each, delivered in front of an audience of design and Philadelphia enthusiasts. The event is organized by PEA: Philadelphia Emerging Architects, a committee of AIA Philadelphia. This year’s event will be held on the evening... more
By Tiffany Mercer-Robbins on Jul 2, 2019
MIS Capital LLC (MIS) is a strong advocate of design located right here in Philadelphia. A proud supporter of the Center for Architecture and Design (CFAD) and the Louis I Kahn Award, MIS develops facilities and provides real estate planning, economic development research, and asset regeneration services on behalf of for profit and not for profit organizations. Their social impact mission is for each project to transform sites and buildings to become more vibrant and sustainable community assets while enhancing the character and quality of life in neighborhoods. We sat down with MIS co-founder and long-time CFAD board member, Steve... more