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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

Jennifer Keesmaat + the winning 2019 Better Philadelphia Challenge entry

L: Jennifer Keesmaat | R: section of the winning 2019 Better Philadelphia Challenge entry

January 3, 2019

By: Nate Hommel, co-chair Ed Bacon Memorial Committee

March 8, 2018

2018 Edmund N. Bacon Memorial Awardee Enrique Peñalosa receiving the 2018 Edmund N. Bacon Award from Center Chair, Rich Davies
[all photos by Chris Kendig for the Center for Architecture and Design]

March 8, 2018

Smart Weave, the $5,000 First Place winning entry in the 2018 Better Philadelphia Challenge

Author: David Bender

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:

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.

December 23, 2014

Head to the Center for Architecture on the evening of January 6, 2015, from 6-8pm for a presentation, panel discussion, and booksigning celebrating The Science of Play.

December 11, 2014

Judith Rodin, PhD | President, The Rockefeller Foundation

July 24, 2014
Visit the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education this Saturday for the unveiling of the completed LandLab installation. LandLab is a new artist residency program launched this Spring. The program - a joint project of the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education and the Center for Emerging Visual Artists - operates to connect artist creation with ecological restoration and education. The result of LandLab will be an innovative, art-based installations that prevent or remediate environmental damage while raising public awareness about our local ecology.