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January 28, 2021 | Press Releases, Center News
The Center for Architecture and Design Looks to Expand Design Education Curriculum to Reach More Students in Philadelphia The Center for Architecture and Design (Center) is pleased to welcome Michael Spain, Associate AIA, NOMA, as the new Director of Design Education. In this role, Michael will be responsible for expanding and implementing the K-12 student design education programming throughout Philadelphia. The Center has a 40-year history of offering design education in various forms. Still, in the last three years, the organization's focus shifted to providing underserved youth in Philadelphia classrooms with access to design education. Michael's day to day activities will include curriculum development, program design, volunteer outreach, donor cultivation, and stakeholder engagement. The position allows Michael to combine his experience as a designer with his passion for education and his commitment to strengthening the industry pipeline for black, Indigenous, and people of color. Michael Spain is an architectural designer with experience working for some of Philadelphia's most prestigious architecture firms, most recently as Design Director at D2 , a firm noted for their work on projects such as Five Below Headquarters, the Wills Eye Hospital Most Lab, and The Lycra Company. His 16 years of teaching as an adjunct...more