news + commentary on design
July 30, 2020
Over the past three years, the Center for Architecture and Design has shifted its programming priorities in order to expand our K-12 educational program offerings.  As part of our Strategic Plan, we asserted: We believe every student deserves access to desig
June 5, 2020


On behalf of the Board of Directors of both AIA Philadelphia and the Center for Architecture and Design, we jointly issue the following statement:

DesignPhilly Save the Date
May 7, 2020
Thank you to all who joined our call last week to hear about our “Plan B” for DesignPhiladelphia 2020.  In case you missed the call, here are the highlights:
Rebecca Johnson, Executive Director
May 1, 2020

Help us continue our programming this fall and keep our doors open and accessible to everyone.

Dear Friends,

March 10, 2020

It’s been a few months since we wrapped the 2019 DesignPhiladelphia Festival, and we are already well underway planning for this upcoming October festival.

Edmund N. Bacon Urban Design Awards

2020 Edmund N. Bacon Urban Design Awards

February 27, 2020

This year’s 

On the Rise Exhibit 1
February 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, fo

DesignPhilly KidsFest 2019
February 12, 2020

Have a passion for architecture, urban planning, and design? Join our crew of volunteers to inspire the next generation of thoughtful designers!

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February 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.