Lectures + Talks
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]
Smart Weave, the $5,000 First Place winning entry in the 2018 Better Philadelphia Challenge
Author: David Bender
Dear Friends and Colleagues:
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.
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.
Judith Rodin, PhD | President, The Rockefeller Foundation
on view September 13, 2014 through January 11, 2015. The Unified Field is the first major US museum exhibition of David Lynch, who attended PAFA briefly in the 60's, featuring works from all periods of the filmmaker’s career: approximately 90 paintings and drawings from 1965 to present, many of which have rarely or never been shown to the public.