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Photo c/o InLiquid Art + Design

September 16, 2016

Constructing Organics
October 6-16 | 12:00PM - 6:00PM
Park Towne Place South Tower, 2200 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy
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Photo courtesy of University of Pennsylvania

September 12, 2016

THURSDAY 10/6 | 5:00 – 8:00 PM
Pennovation Works 3401 Grays Ferry Avenue

Photo c/o PlayWorld

September 12, 2016

Most people are drawn to strong geometric shapes and color. That’s one of the reasons Playworld, a leading commercial playground equipment manufacturer committed to saving unstructured outdoor play, recently launched PlayCubes.

September 6, 2016

While you will experience amazing creative variety as you explore DesignPhiladelphia, every creative expression has one thing in common: It started with design thinking. 

National Design Award-winner Stephen Burks to visit Philadelphia Museum of Art, CHAD, and Roche Bobois in October

September 1, 2016

Designer Stephen Burks will take part in a three-event celebration of his achievements during DesignPhiladelphia in October 2016.

photo c/o Moto Designshop

August 31, 2016


Ann Dinh 
215.592.9300 ext. 5 
[email protected] 


August 11, 2016

The 12th Annual DesignPhiladelphia Festival events are up! This year’s theme is HOME. In 2016, the DesignPhiladelphia festival will focus on events and programs that demonstrate how design can strengthen our connections to places, to ourselves, and to each other.

Photo by G. Widman for Visit Philadelphia

July 21, 2016

On May 26th, 2016, Philadelphia became the first American city named a World Heritage City. Who decides which cities deserve this classification and what does it mean for Philadelphia?

July 14, 2016

The Center is seeking volunteers to teach children workshops during our annual Constructing Play exhibition. Workshops are broken down by age categories: Read + Build for ages 5-8; Design + Construct for ages 9-12. Topics flexible, guidance provided as requested.