news + commentary on design
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

July 18, 2018

By Jean-Christophe Betrisey 

Stretched out on the psychoanalyst’s couch, the famous architect Louis Kahn tells us surprising stories of his life, his families, his women and his architectural vision. 

First Place | Mark Davis, Anne Arundel Community College, Arnold, MD., Professor Michael Ryan

July 18, 2018

The winners of the fourth annual CCCAP Student Design Competition 2018 were announced at the CCCAP Conference NYC 2018 on June 23rd, 2018.  Applicants were restricted to 1st or 2nd year of architecture studies at community college architecture programs or four-year programs.

June 25, 2018


Dear CHADvocate:

June 19, 2018

Dear CHADvocate, I am writing to inform you regarding CHAD (The Charter High School for Architecture + Des