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Urban Wood Design Competition Logo
July 21, 2021

Using wood from Fairmount Park to create prototype furniture for Philly Pools 

JADE-PHL Organization Matrix

The organizations of JADE-PHL.

April 16, 2021

I have had the privilege of being the Chair of the Center for Architecture and Design since 2017.

January 28, 2021


The Center for Architecture and Design Looks to Expand Design Education Curriculum to Reach More Students in Philadelphia

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