SPEAKER SERIES | Building Philadelphia: Architecture, History, + Politics
$175 | General Public ($150 Early Bird through 2/6)
$125 | AIA Philadelphia Members
$75 | Student w/Valid ID
$20 | General Public
$15 | AIA Philadelphia Members
$10 | Student w/Valid ID
Are you curious how Philadelphia became the city it is today? Earn a certificate in Philadelphia’s architectural history in this engaging
10-part series. Renowned local architects, urban planners, archaeologists, and historians will explore the political, economic, and design trends that drove Philadelphia's development. Topics include: major urban planning projects such as the Benjamin Franklin Parkway & Society Hill, our world-class collection of architectural styles, and Philadelphia's immigrant history.
Tickets to individual talks will be available beginning January 2017. Discounted tickets available for those who purchase the full series.
Earn a Certificate! By attending this series and passing an online exam, you can receive a certificate in Philadelphia Architecture + Urban History. Attend an additional 3-5 training sessions and pass a test-tour to be certified as a volunteer guide for the Center for Architecture and Design and the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia. Leading tours is not only great fun, but gives you greater insight into and appreciation for the city we and our ancestors have built - as well as allowing you the opportunity to meet interesting people from around the world.