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By Tiffany Mercer-Robbins on Jul 30, 2020
Over the past three years, the Center for Architecture and Design has shifted its programming priorities in order to expand our K-12 educational program offerings. As part of our Strategic Plan, we asserted: We believe every student deserves access to design education. And we've been working hard to live up to our beliefs. We expanded our in-class Architecture in Education program, we offered more Saturday Family workshops on all types of design, and we strengthened our partnerships with other student-focused organizations to incorporate design education to as many young people as possible. In both 2018 and 2019, we served over... more
By Tiffany Mercer-Robbins on Jun 16, 2020
2020 has been quite a year thus far. It has shown the worst of us and the best of us. Thank you to all of you who have supported and continue to support your neighbors during this trying, yet illuminating, time in our history. We have a lot to learn and we have a lot of work to do. We are holding ourselves accountable to our organization’s recent statement and we are committed to doing better at dismantling and calling out systemic racism when we see it. If you have ideas – please reach out, we’d love to hear them... more
By Anonymous on Jun 5, 2020
On behalf of the Board of Directors of both AIA Philadelphia and the Center for Architecture and Design, we jointly issue the following statement: WE ARE OUTRAGED! We are outraged by the blatant murder of George Floyd and so many others before him. We are outraged that countless filmed murders of black people by the police over the past several years was not enough to move our country to action and commitment to lasting change and healing. Mostly, we are outraged for the black people in our communities- our neighbors, our colleagues, and our friends – that are once again... more