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DesignPhiladelphia photo: Bryce Gibson
May 19, 2015


Dear Friends, Colleagues and Design Enthusiasts,

Iznik project

Esra Beray Goktug - "Iznik"

May 6, 2015

The University of the Arts School of Design senior exhibition, Formulate, is now on view at the Center for Architecture.

Bario Neal Open Studio 2014. Photo by Lendl Tellington

May 4, 2015

Thursday, May 14
at Center for Architecture (1218 Arch St)

Interested in participating in DesignPhiladelphia 2015?

1200 Block of Pearl Street; Concept Rendering. Courtesy of Groundswell Design Group & Asian Arts Initiative
April 7, 2015

This past March, architects, artists, builders and creative professionals of all types applied to take part in DesignPhiladelphia's 2015 marquee event, Pearl Street Passage.

Rendering of proposed layouts courtesy Hargreaves Associates
March 26, 2015

On Tuesday, March 24, the Philadelphia Parks & Recreation Department and Fairmount Park Conservancy hosted a public meeting to present new design concepts for the reimagining of JFK Plaza/LOVE Park.

March 18, 2015

Attention all creative folks! We would like to update you on a few of the improvements we have made since our Pearl Street Passage Information Session on February 24th; including finding a solution that will not require individual team members to have their own separate insurance policies! Due to this important change, the deadline to confirm your interest has been extended to March 24th.

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.

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.

February 11, 2015

Do you want to see what Philadelphia's best and brightest design and architecture students have been up to? Join us at the Center for Architecture tomorrow, February 12th from 5:30-7:30pm, for an opening reception celebrating Degrees of Design. This annual exhibition features student work from Philadelphia's five architecture and design schools including The Charter High School for Architecture & Design, Drexel University, Temple University, Moore College of Art & Design, Philadelphia University, and University of the Arts.