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Erike De Veyra, Assoc. AIA, new Community Outreach and Program Manager.

April 2, 2018 | Buzz About the Center, Center News, DesignPhiladelphia, Press Releases
Philadelphia, PA, April 2, 2018 – The Center for Architecture and Design (Center) is pleased to welcome Erike De Veyra, Assoc. AIA, as the new Community Outreach and Program Manager. In this role, Erike will manage the day to day activities of the Center’s signature event, DesignPhiladelphia, while providing support for other Center events including the annual Louis I Kahn Memorial Award + Talk, annual Edmund N. Bacon Award + Talk, as well as a variety of kids and family workshops. Ms. De Veyra is a designer, connector and tactical urbanist. For almost a decade, her career has been as an architectural designer and project manager on renovation and alteration work for public buildings, higher education, and commercial spaces. However, in addition to her day job, Erike has focused on her true passions based on the belief that design should be accessible to all – from postcards, toys, a parking spot or window display, to mixed-use buildings. She has showcased her continued enthusiasm through volunteering and participating with many of Philadelphia’s design-based organizations including the Center for Architecture and Design, PARK(ing) Day Philadelphia, AIA Philadelphia, DesignPhiladelphia and the Community Design Collaborative. Erike has had her art, photography, and pottery displayed...more
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Photo c/o InLiquid Art + Design

September 16, 2016 | DesignPhiladelphia, 2016 Festival
Constructing Organics October 6-16 | 12:00PM - 6:00PM Park Towne Place South Tower, 2200 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy Learn More Apartment Walks - Home: Collaborative Interior Design Installations Saturday October 8th - October 9th: 12:00PM - 6:00PM Thursday October 13th - October 14th: 6:00PM - 8:00PM Saturday October 15th - October 16th: 12:00PM - 6:00PM (The Apartment Walks are open to the public during the designated hours, as well as by appointment on the 6th, 8th - 16th) Learn More For years, seventeen to be exact as they approach their anniversary date this month, InLiquid Art + Design has worked toward creating opportunities for artists and breathing transformative life into spaces recreated as galleries. InLiquid’s ongoing partnership with Park Town Place Museum District Residences —providing the residences with art advisory and exhibition services—has been creating just that: opportunities for artists to exhibit and be part of permanent art collections while creating a more deeply integrated community between artists and other Philadelphians. The newly renovated apartment-complex located in the heart of the Museum District is not only a state-of-the-art living space but also a unique gallery space for Philadelphia’s cultural community. Running concurrently with DesignPhiladelphia is the exhibition Constructing Organics in their...more
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National Design Award-winner Stephen Burks to visit Philadelphia Museum of Art, CHAD, and Roche Bobois in October

September 1, 2016 | Press Releases, DesignPhiladelphia, 2016 Festival
Designer Stephen Burks will take part in a three-event celebration of his achievements during DesignPhiladelphia in October 2016. Burks will conduct a workshop with students at the Charter High School for Architecture + Design , present an illustrated lecture at the Philadelphia Museum of Art , and exhibit his recent work at Roche Bobois ’ Old City showroom. The events are organized by Collab , the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s friends group supporting modern and contemporary design; the Center for Architecture and Design; Stephen Burks Man Made; and Roche Bobois home décor. Burks first collaborated with Roche Bobois in 2014 to design the European TRAVELER Hooded Armchair. In 2015, the Brooklyn-based designer became the first African American to win the National Design Award for product design. While the furniture and products created by his studio, Stephen Burks Man Made, reflect cutting-edge contemporary design, they also incorporate elements drawn from authentic craft traditions, including Senegalese basket-making and industrial manufacturing in a process he calls “returning the hand to industry.” Since 2005, Burks has consulted with nonprofits including Aid to Artisans, the Clinton Global Initiative, Design Network Africa, Artesanias de Colombia and the Nature Conservancy, uniting the artisan, the designer, and global...more
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Theotokos XXXI by Jay Walker from Old City

October 16, 2015 | DesignPhiladelphia, 2015 Festival, Explore + Learn
Now that DesignPhiladelphia is over, what else could there possibly be left to do in Philadelphia? Fortunately, the city is burgeoning with enough creativity to last all year. This weekend, Philadelphia Open Studio Tours (P.O.S.T.) is opening the doors to artists’ studios and creative workspaces west of Broad Street during P.O.S.T. West . As an annual Fall festival of visual art, P.O.S.T. enables self-guided tours of artist's studios and related creative workspaces, gallery exhibitions, demonstrations and workshops, artist talks, receptions, and guided tours. - See more at: We spoke with Marnie Lersch, Program Associate at The Center for Emerging Visual Artists , about the dynamic landscape of creativity throughout Philadelphia, and what visitors can expect this weekend at P.O.S.T. Q: What does SHIFT mean to you? A: We are seeing shifts in regards to the neighborhoods that artists are living and working in. Q: In which neighborhoods are you seeing significant changes? A: Germantown is up and coming. We now have quite a few participants with art studios in Germantown. Kensington/Port Richmond is another neighborhood with a strong artist community. Artists there have access to larger spaces. Crane Arts in Fishtown, The LOOM in Port Richmond, and Globe Dye...more
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October 2, 2015 | 2015 Festival, DesignPhiladelphia, Press Releases
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Karen Chernick 215-917-9077 icaaphil[email protected] DESIGN ADVENTURES IN ARCHITECTURAL ARCHAEOLOGY With Barbara Eberlein, ASID Tuesday, October 13, 2015 | 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Lecture, House Tour, Refreshments 1831 Delancey Place, Philadelphia As architects and designers we are especially adept at seeing deeply within walls left standing from the generations before us. In historic restoration we strive to recreate the spirit of a house, rather than a collection of frozen “period rooms.” Because no matter how grand a house may be, real humans will live and laugh and love within—and besides, no one wants to cook by candlelight, even in a perfect replica of a 19th century kitchen! Please join the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art-Philadelphia for an illustrated lecture, discussion and tour of this fabulously remade townhome with Barbara Eberlein, ASID, of Eberlein Design Consultants Ltd., and president of ICAA-Philadelphia. This event is part of the 2015 DesignPhiladelphia Festival. Barbara Eberlein has searched for traces of grandeur along the Main Line, from the Horace Trumbauer-designed Ardrossan (the Villanova manor home that inspired The Philadelphia Story), to Center City townhouses and throughout the country. In faded ballrooms where silk draperies are reduced to shreds by sunlight,...more