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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.

Bruce Mau Portrait

Bruce Mau Portrait. Image Courtesy of COLLAB.

November 5, 2015

Collab to Honor Branding & Design Visionary Bruce Mau with 2015 Design Excellence Award | Nov 20

Crazy Table by Constance Culpepper from East Falls/Manayunk/Roxborough

October 16, 2015

Now that DesignPhiladelphia is over, what else could there possibly be left to do in Philadelphia? Fortunately, the city is burgeoning with enough creativity to last all year.

Citizens Planning Institute
March 13, 2015

The Citizens Planning Institute (CPI) is the Philadelphia City Planning Commission’s (PCPC) official public education and outreach arm.

September 11, 2014

The National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA) invites you to the 42nd Annual NOMA International Conference and Expo in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on October 1-4, 2014 at the historic Loews Philadelphia Hotel. With the theme, “For the LOVE of It: Community…History…Design,” the NOMA 2014 conference will celebrate architecture in the vibrant, innovative design environment, Philadelphia.

August 24, 2014

For the past ten years, DesignPhiladelphia has produced a picture of the talent, diversity, and opportunities available in this great city. But, those opportunities are available all year long in Philadelphia’s diverse design communities, just check out this schedule o August workshops handpicked by our DP team from some of the busiest coworking spaces in Philadelphia.