news + commentary on design
September 17, 2018

WHEN: October 10, 2018 / 5:00–6:30pm

WHERE: Lightbox Film Center, International House Philadelphia, 3701 Chestnut St., Philadelphia

Children and families building a city out of cardbaord boxes and Stick-lets
September 13, 2018

The first weekend of this year’s DesignPhiladelphia festival is dedicated to our young audience of creative thinkers and makers (and their guardians), inviting them to dive into the processes behind and skills needed to create architecture and design.

September 13, 2018
Dezeen Jobs is 10! The world’s most vibrant architecture and design jobs board asked their earliest advertisers to tell us how the recruitment site has helped build their companies. Read on for their responses.
September 7, 2018


Contact: Leah Silverstein, Director of Operations and Special Projects, 215-247-9329 x202; 

[email protected]

September 6, 2018

To design purpose; create the world you want to see

September 6, 2018


With over 120 events over nine days, this year’s DesignPhiladelphia festival is jammed packed with so many incredible exhibits, talks, and parties – it will be hard to choose – but it will be easy to navigate with our new DesignPhilly App.  So grab your phone and download it TODAY!

August 20, 2018
With more than 4,000 designs in production, nearly 300 awards to his name and client work in over 40 countries, Karim Rashid will kick off the College of Architecture and the Built Environment’s Fall 2018 Lecture Series on Aug. 27.
August 16, 2018


Welcome to the 14th Annual DesignPhiladelphia festival.  We have plenty of new experiences that are sure to make this festival, the BEST. ONE. YET. 

Heidi Segall Levi of Community Design Collaborative (right) and Rachel Hildebrandt of Partners for Sacred Places talk about potential uses for the main sanctuary in Wharton-Wesley United Methodist Church. (Emma Lee/WHYY)

August 8, 2018

Learn about the new Sacred Places/Civic Spaces initiative from our colleagues at the Community Design Collaborative, office mates of ours here at the Center for A

July 27, 2018

Seeking: Philadelphia-based K-12 teachers + volunteer architects and architecture students

The beloved Architecture in Education programs returns to Ph