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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.

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!

Heidi Segall Levi of Community Design Collaborative (right) and Rachel Hildebrandt of Partners for Sacred Places talk about potential uses for the main sanctuary in Wharton-Wesley United Methodist Church. (Emma Lee/WHYY)

August 8, 2018

Learn about the new Sacred Places/Civic Spaces initiative from our colleagues at the Community Design Collaborative, office mates of ours here at the Center for A

July 27, 2018

Seeking: Philadelphia-based K-12 teachers + volunteer architects and architecture students

The beloved Architecture in Education programs returns to Ph

July 18, 2018

By Jean-Christophe Betrisey 

Stretched out on the psychoanalyst’s couch, the famous architect Louis Kahn tells us surprising stories of his life, his families, his women and his architectural vision. 

November 9, 2016

​Bring Your kids to the Center for Architecture and Design for the holidays! All throughout the holiday season we'll be introducing youngins to architecture and design through hands on workshops. See the full lineup below and get signed up:

September 21, 2016

At PARK(ing) Day this year, KSS Architects designed and constructed the “Sidewalk Shroud” at Washington Square Park, a pop-up sanctuary for pedestrians to experience their normal commute in a new and profound way .This sanctuary offers the visitor brief pause from their surroundings.

April 12, 2016


To celebrate National Architecture Week, AIA Philadelphia and The Center for Architecture and Design have put together a handy guide on how to teach yourself about Philadelphia architecture. Here’s how:

February 19, 2016

GoggleWorks Center for the Arts is located about an hour and a half drive northwest of Philadelphia, in downtown Reading,  PA.