news + commentary on design
Rebecca Johnson, Executive Director
May 1, 2020

Help us continue our programming this fall and keep our doors open and accessible to everyone.

Dear Friends,

March 10, 2020

It’s been a few months since we wrapped the 2019 DesignPhiladelphia Festival, and we are already well underway planning for this upcoming October festival.

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

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!

NEA Logo
February 7, 2020

The Center for Architecture and Design has been approved for an Art Works grant to support an exhibition celebrating the Women’s Suffrage Centennial.

Majora Carter Wins Edmund N. Bacon Urban Design Awards

Majora Carter - Winner of the 2020 Edmund N. Bacon Urban Design Award

January 30, 2020

MIS Capital Returns as Presenting Sponsor

November 4, 2019

Millésimé a Design Showroom in Old City,  is hosting an event to benefit the local animal shelter – PAWS. Designs, books and pets come together for a very special event.