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Nov. 2, 2021 Louis I. Kahn Award
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By Rebecca Johnson on Oct 27, 2021
How Can Competition Center Community Voices and Perspectives? The Center for Architecture and Design has hosted the Edmund N. Bacon Urban Design Competition (formerly the Better Philadelphia Challenge) for 15 years. Founded in 2006 in memory of Philadelphia’s iconic 20 th century city planner, Edmund N. Bacon [1910-2005], this annual program honors both professionals and students whose work epitomize excellence in urban design. The Edmund N. Bacon Urban Design Committee has decided to pause the student competition for 2021, while still giving a 2022 Edmund N. Bacon Urban Design Award to a professional. The announcement of the honoree is forthcoming... more

Stephen Kieran and James Timberlake in Cellophane House™, Museum of Modern Art, 2008. Photo © Peter Aaron/OTTO.

By Rebecca Johnson on Sep 22, 2021
TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE HERE. The founding principals of KieranTimberlake, Stephen Kieran and James Timberlake, designers behind the widely acclaimed U.S. Embassy in London, the transformation of Dilworth Park, the master plan for Central Delaware, and hundreds of other projects worldwide, will be honored by the Center for Architecture and Design with the 35 th Louis I. Kahn Award. The ceremony, which will include a presentation by the architects, will be held at the University of Pennsylvania’s Museum of Anthropology and Archeology at TKTK pm on Tuesday, November 2, 2021. The annual Louis I. Kahn Award, founded in 1983, is Philadelphia's... more
Join Our Team! Accepting Applications for Architecture and Design Education Program Coordinator
By Elizabeth Paul on Aug 29, 2021
The Center for Architecture and Design is seeking a Program Coordinator for the Architecture and Design Education Program (ADE). The Center for Architecture and Design is a charitable foundation that focuses on engaging, educating, and exciting the public about the built environment and design and its impact on all of us. The Center has prioritized K-12 design engaging thousands of Philadelphia school children through its in-class, out-of-class, and individual workshops. The Center believes and has set an organizational goal that all students in Philadelphia have access to design education and this position is critical in striving to accomplish that goal... more