Curious how Philadelphia became the city it is today?
Earn a Certificate in Philadelphia Architecture + Urban History through 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.
Details about each talk and speaker can be found by clicking the "MORE INFO" link under each ticket type.
Tickets to individual talks will be available beginning January 2017. Discounted tickets available for those who purchase the full series. The order of the talks is subject to change, based on speaker availability.
Earn a Certificate or Become a Tour Guide!
By attending this series and passing an online exam, you can receive a Certificate in Philadelphia Architecture + Urban History. Attend an additional two (2) training sessions and pass a test tour to become certified as a volunteer guide for 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.
Sign up for the full Building Philadelphia Speaker Series and receive $40 off the Association of Philadelphia Tour Guides' A Guide's View of Philadelphia training series on March 3rd + 4th (the Saturday + Sunday preceeding the Building Philadelphia series). Email [email protected] to receive discount instructions once you've purchased the full Building Philadelphia Speaker Series.