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By Tiffany Mercer-Robbins on Feb 7, 2018
Reports to: Center for Architecture and Design Executive Director The Center for Architecture and Design is looking for a part-time Facilities Assistant who has experience working with a team and effectively communicating among his/her team members. We are looking for a critical team member who will be responsible for setting up rooms for events and meetings, light cleaning of restrooms, kitchen, and meeting spaces, and ability to follow morning opening and evening closing procedures. Primary responsibilities include: • Review weekly schedule and event floorplans (if applicable) and insure that rooms are set appropriately. (this includes moving furniture) • Monitor trash... more
By Tiffany Mercer-Robbins on Dec 21, 2017
We're so excited to be a part of 'Outside the Box', an exhibition that builds a map of design in North America! This seventh edition of 'Outside the Box' features responses on the theme "matter." This theme encompasses material transformation and change, and the essence of the material. It looks at how materials are created, reused, or recycled. Curated by Center / Architecture + Design's Board Member, Erike De Veyra, Philadelphia's 'Outside the Box' houses: Philly Eyeworks | www.phillyeyeworks.com Philly EyeWorks designs its frames in Philly, colors, sandblasts and finishes its frames in Philly, hires local and pays living wages... more
By Sharon Leshner on Oct 12, 2017
Within every design of the Cappellini collection there is story. A story of a journey and an ambition to realize an innovative dream. A story of craft and technology and a message to “live beautifully.” In 1979, shortly after his architectural studies at the Politecnico Milano, Giulio Cappellini took over the family business. His earliest ambition – to relaunch a small Milan based furniture company, originally founded in 1946 by his father Enrico Cappellini, into a progressive Italian design brand, one which advocates a new international voice of contemporary design. Yes, a tall order, but soon after, a new foundation... more