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On the Rise Exhibit 1
By Elizabeth Paul on Feb 13, 2020
This year’s On The Rise exhibition (January 23 – March 5, 2020) honors the 2019 Philadelphia Emerging Architect (PEA) winning firm Studio 6mm , founded by Brian Szymanik and David Quadrini, as well as the 2019 Young Architect Award winners Fátima Olivieri of KieranTimberlake and Drew Lavine of Re:Vision Architecture. The PEA Prize is awarded to a promising firm less than ten years old producing high-quality design and thinking within the Philadelphia region. The Young Architect prize honors architects under 40 who display excellence and promise of future merit in design excellence, professional practice, education, and service to the profession... more
DesignPhilly KidsFest 2019
By Elizabeth Paul on Feb 12, 2020
Have a passion for architecture, urban planning, and design? Join our crew of volunteers to inspire the next generation of thoughtful designers! Over the past two years, the Center has worked to increase design educational programming for K-12 students in Philadelphia. Our activities took place in public school classrooms, as part of summer camps at Philly rec centers, at the Center for Architecture and Design, and in partnership with other child-focused groups from around the city. Since 2018, we’ve engaged approximately 2,000 children through these fun, hands-on, STEAM themed activities, all of which are based on a curriculum that uses... more
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By Elizabeth Paul on Feb 7, 2020
The Center for Architecture and Design has been approved for an Art Works grant to support an exhibition celebrating the Women’s Suffrage Centennial. This project will celebrate and interpret the Women’s Suffrage from a multidisciplinary design cohort of Philadelphia women designers in collaboration with Philadelphia’s young women and future design talent. Overall, the National Endowment for the Arts has approved 1,187 grants totaling $27.3 million in the first round of fiscal year 2020 funding to support arts projects in every state in the nation, as well as the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. The Art Works funding category supports... more