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July 21, 2021 | Press Releases, Design Competitions
Using wood from Fairmount Park to create prototype furniture for Philly Pools The Center for Architecture and Design (“Center”) today announced a call for submissions for a furniture design competition in partnership with Philadelphia Parks & Recreation (PPR) and Mayor Kenney’s Rebuild initiative to bring this opportunity to local designers and fabricators. The competition challenges designers to design and/or fabricate pool furnishings using urban wood from PPR’s Fairmount Park Organic Recycling Center. The goal of this Competition is to use local materials and talent to create innovative, affordable, durable furniture for use by Philadelphia residents who visit public pools. The competition will utilize the Dr. Martin Luther King (MLK), Jr. Recreation Center pool, located at 2101-35 Cecil B. Moore Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19121 as the prototype site. “We are excited to be part of this innovative partnership with the Philadelphia Parks & Recreation and the City’s Rebuild program. The Fairmount Park urban forestry program produces local wood that is currently an untapped resource. To demonstrate the diversity of species and quality of wood that is available for use in our own backyard, we are tapping into the creativity and talent of our local design community to come up with solutions...more
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Majora Carter Wins Edmund N. Bacon Urban Design Awards

Majora Carter - Winner of the 2020 Edmund N. Bacon Urban Design Award

January 30, 2020 | Press Releases, Design Competitions, Center News
MIS Capital Returns as Presenting Sponsor Philadelphia, PA, January 24, 2020 – The Center for Architecture and Design (Center) will host a talk by Peabody Award-winning broadcaster, Majora Carter, as the recipient of the 2020 Edmund N. Bacon Urban Design Award . Most known for her work as a real estate developer and urban revitalization strategy consultant, she is responsible for the creation and successful implementation of numerous economic developments, green-infrastructure projects and policies, and job training and placement systems. Most famously, in 2007 Carter instigated and led the development of the first new South Bronx waterfront park in over 60 years; and most recently launched The Boogie Down Grind to help retain talent in low-status communities. The ceremony will take place at the Center on February 11, 2020. In addition to Ms. Carter’s talk, the ceremony will also honor the winners of the annual Edmund N. Bacon Urban Design Challenge, a student design competition which asks university-level students from around the world to design innovative solutions for Philadelphia's neighborhoods, abandoned land, and infrastructure issues which represent modern-day urban design challenges. The first-place winning team receives a $5,000 prize. This year’s challenge asked students to consider how the Chelten Avenue...more
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June 13, 2014 | DesignPhiladelphia, 2014 Festival, Design Competitions
PROPOSALS DUE JUNE 20, 2014. Let DesignPhiladelphia provide you with a stage to present that big idea, test a product, collaborate with someone you admire, or just show off! To celebrate our 10th anniversary and to help fulfill our goals of promotion, retention, and advancement of the design talent studying and working in Philadelphia, TEN (10) spots on the 2014 Festival calendar are reserved exclusively for you – without registration fees – thanks to our new initiative, SEED.more