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November 22, 2016

This Tuesday, November 29th is #GivingTuesday, a global day of non-profit fundraising to counter the commercialism of the holiday se

Image courtesy of Mark Likosky, The Philadelphia Egotist

October 19, 2016

Volunteer opportunities are plentiful at the Center for Architecture and Design this year. We have creative opportunities that range from helping to set up exhibitions to teaching children's design workshops. See below for a full list of opportunities. 

February 11, 2016

Executive Director of The Healthy Rowhouse Project Brings Community Development, Financial, and Ice Hockey Expertise to the Job

2015 PARK(ing) Day parklet by the Fairmount Park Conservancy

2015 PARK(ing) Day parklet by the Fairmount Park Conservancy

September 23, 2015

On Friday, September 18th, over 50 parking spaces on Philly streets were converted by volunteer teams into people-friendly mini parks (parklets) as part of the 2015 PARK(ing) Day Philadelphia festival.

Presentation of the award

CFA board member, Anne Papageorge, and AIA President, Jim Rowe, present Lord Norman Foster with the 2015 Louis I. Kahn Memorial Award.

June 23, 2015

Dear Friends and Colleagues:

DesignPhiladelphia photo: Bryce Gibson
May 19, 2015


Dear Friends, Colleagues and Design Enthusiasts,

February 18, 2015

Ever wonder how Philadelphia became the city it is today?

The Center for Architecture's engaging 10-part lecture series, Building Philadelphia, investigates the social, political, economic, and design trends that contributed to Philadelphia's development. Each talk is led by renowned local architects, urban planners, archaeologists, and historians; and cover topics including major urban planning projects, like the Benjamin Franklin Parkway and Society Hill, Philadelphia's impressive palette of architectural styles, and the city's immigrant history.