2017 Edmund N Bacon Awards + Talk | Honoring Theaster Gates

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2017 Edmund N Bacon Awards + Talk | Honoring Theaster Gates




  • Talk
  • Awards
  • Reception
2017 Edmund N Bacon Awards + Talk | Honoring Theaster Gates
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 | 6:30 - 8:30 PM
1901 S 9th St
Philadelphia, PA 19148

$15 | Early Bird (until 2/22)
$20 | General Admission
$150 | VIP
FREE* | Student w/ Valid ID
*email photo of current student ID to [email protected] for discount code

Join the Center for Architecture and Design in honoring Theaster Gates, winner of the 2017 Edmund N. Bacon Prize for his career spent developing properties which engage local communities with their neighbors and neighborhoods through culture and art. Gates, a Chicago-based artist and founder of the Rebuild Foundation, has spearheaded the creation of nearly a dozen community and culture centers, each with a specific focus – from African American cinema to small, community-based creative manufacturing companies.

Also honored at this ceremony will be the winners of the 2017 Better Philadelphia Challenge. This year's urban design challenge asked students to develop plans to transform the abandoned City Branch rail tunnel under Pennsylvania Avenue into a recreational trail and cultural destination. This year's competition was produced in partnership with The Rail Park.

The ceremony will be followed by a coffee + dessert reception. FREE valet parking will be available.

With the purchase of a VIP ticket, we invite you to join us and the award winners before the ceremony at 5:00 PM for our VIP Reception which will feature heavy hors d'oeuvres, wine, beer, and live music. In attendance will be Theaster Gates, the competition winners, local dignitaries, and our invaluable sponsors, without whom this program would not be possible.

5:00 PM - 6:15 PM | VIP Reception (requires VIP ticket)
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM | Awards Ceremony + Talk
7:45 PM - 8:30 PM | Coffee + Dessert Reception

                    The Rail Park



GOLD:           KieranTimberlake
                       Langan Engineering
                       [email protected]
                       Philadelphia Phillies
                       Powell Trachtman Logan Carrle & Lombardo, P.C.
                       Scannapieco Development Corporation
                       Scout Ltd.
                       U3 Advisors

SILVER:           The Bacon Family
                       BLT Architects
                       Cecil Baker + Partners
                       Drexel University Westphal College:

                            Department of Architecture, Design, and Urbanism
                            + Lindy Institute for Urban Innovation
                       Intech Construction
                       O'Donnell & Naccarato
                       Robert A.M. Stern Architects

BRONZE:      E-Built
                       Fairmount Park Conservancy
                       Knight Foundation
                       Pennsylvania Humanities Council
                       Philadelphia University
                       Republic Bank
                       Royal Bank
                       Saul Ewing LLP
                       University of Pennsylvania
                       VSBA Architects + Planners


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