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    • Kahn's Sketch of the Esherick House in Chestnut Hill. Louis I. Kahn Collection, University of Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.​
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Brought to Light: Celebrating Louis Kahn's residential designs

Each year the University of Pennsylvania’s Architectural Archives hosts Kahn Day to honor the former Penn professor and world-renowned architect, Louis Kahn, known for his pioneering work in modernism and “new…

    • Dock Street Brewing Co
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September 9-13: Michel Rojkind, rojkind arquitectos | Lessons from Detroit | Mark Huppert, Preservation Green Lab | Baltimore Ave Dollar Stroll

This week PennDesign's speaker series returns for the new school year, we'll see what Philly might learn from Detroit's bankruptcy, and the Baltimore Avenue Dollar Stroll is back. TALK: MICHEL ROJKIND,…

    • 40th Street Walking Party, Photo Courtesy of Alethea Rockwell
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Mixplace students lead 40th Street walking party to move the conversation forward

Last week nine teens participating in Mixplace Studio led a walking party on 40th Street from Walnut to Wallace streets. The idea was to spur a moving dialogue about 40th Street…

    • Bok High School sold for $2.1 million, more than its asking price but a fraction of its assessed value

PennDesign students develop a model for managing closed school buildings

This June, 23 Philadelphia public schools will be closed for good, adding around 65 acres to the city’s already heavy burden of vacant land. For the city, dealing with these soon-to-be-empty…

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April 15-19: Terry Farrell | Making ViaductGreene | Victorian Philadelphia | SEPTA hearing

LECTURE: Sir Terry Farrell Monday, April 15, 6pm. PennDesign, Meyerson Hall, 210 South 34th Street. Renowned architect and planner Sir Terry Farrell will give a lecture about his work transforming…

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Feb 4-8: Architecture in Film | Richard Saul Wurman | Inga Saffron and John King | From Tehran to Tahrir: Public Space Redefined

Here's what's on tap this week: SERIES: Architecture in Film: Aelita, Queen of Mars Monday, February 4, 6:30pm, film starts at 7pm. Center for Architecture, 1218 Arch Street. Architecture in Film,…

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Jan 30: Methadone siting hearing | neighbors vs. scrap yard | SEPTA trains get wrapped | engineering Penn's Landing Park | DOT funds Penn-Carnegie Mellon transpo research | Matt Golas on impact

Good morning, Streeters! It’s going to be a wild Wednesday weather-wise: It could hit 60° today, but overnight a big storm system will blow in overnight. Here’s what's making…

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Jan 22-25: Winka Dubbeldam | Marcellus Shale Panel | Richard Weller | Architecture and Energy

Lecture: Winka Dubbeldam Wednesday, January 23, 6-7:30pm. PennDesign, Meyerson Hall, 210 South 34th Street. Architect Winka Dubbeldam is principal of Archi-Tectonics, a firm founded in New York in 1994. Archi-Tectonics is known…

    • The Police Administration Building, 700 Race St., was designed in the early 1960s by Geddes, Brecher, Qualls & Cunningham.

Social media campaign to “Save the Roundhouse”: Penn grad students are staying ahead of the curve by mounting support before the city announces plans to raze the mid-century landmark.

It’s a building that many Philadelphians love to hate – a gray, concrete, distended kidney-shaped island rising in a sea of traffic. The Police Administration Building, better known as the Roundhouse,…

    • PHS has started to fill its 79 trees on Broad Street from Market Street to Lombard Street with 600 wooden ornaments.
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PHS adds holiday cheer, calls attention to public landscape

During the holiday hustle on busy streets like the Avenue of the Arts, it can be easy to overlook everyday details in the built environment around you. This year the Pennsylvania…

    • Take in the lights and window displays of South Philly on the Bicycle Coalition's Fun Ride this month.
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December 10-14: Environments of Memory | Fishtown archaeology | PAFA After Dark: Made in America | South Philly Fun Ride

Michael Walsh: Environments of Memory Tuesday, December 11, 4-5:30pm. PennDesign, Architectural Archives, Fine Arts Library, 34th between Walnut and Spruce. Join Michael Walsh for this Conservation in Conversation discussion about his…

    • Learn how to spot a dangerous tree, and when it's time to call in the pros at a PHS workshop on Tuesday. 
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November 12-16: Hazardous tree care workshop | Orchard planting at Nelson Playground | High-performance homes | Green City, Clean Waters info

After the Storm: Recognizing the signs of a hazardous tree Tuesday, November 13, 6-8pm. Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, 100 N. 20th St. Join arborist Steve Goin, of Bartlett Tree Experts, to learn…

    • Fall color, 4th and Bainbridge. | join EOTS on Flickr
    • Tower Investments has posted the Ortlieb buildings with notices of demolition. We wish they would reconsider.
    • photosynthesis | phillytrax, Eyes on the Street Flickr Group
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October 8-12: Peter Calthorpe | Homeowner workshops | Public Spaces: Public Connections | Preservation conference

Peter Calthorpe: Reflections on Urbanisms: New, Traditional, and Global Monday, October 8, 6pm. PennDesign, Meyerson Hall Lower Gallery, 210 South 34th St. Peter Calthorpe, one of America's most influential planners, will…

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Making Space Symposium: 9/27-9/28

This week PennDesign is hosting a two-day symposium on the concept of "making space" - in both the physical and experiential sense - examining new dimensions in design practice that depart…

Making Space Symposium: 9/27-9/28

This week PennDesign is hosting a two-day symposium on the concept of “making space” – in both the physical and experiential sense – examining new dimensions in design practice that depart…

Architecture & Landscape Architecture: A Conversation with Laurie Olin, Susan Weiler, and Stephen Kieran

Join PennDesign for an opportunity to engage Laurie Olin, Susan Weiler, and Stephen Kieran in a discussion of the U.S. Embassy (London) project, the Dilworth Plaza project, and the relationship between…

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Urbanist Enrique Peñalosa comes to PennDesign 2/27 to talk equity and mobility in city planning

As Mayor of Bogotá, Enrique Peñalosa radically changed the city's urban environment. His planning agenda centered on making equitable changes to provide the most benefit for the most people. His rule…

    • Re-imagine urban highways, like I-95, on Thursday.
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February 20-24: Kahn in Rome, Thaddeus Squire at Visibly Invisible, Scott Gabriel Knowles on risk and disaster, Paula Scher on design, Grid Alive, reimagining urban highways

Kahn in Rome Monday, February 20, 6-8pm. University of Pennsylvania, Kroiz Gallery, Architectural Archives, 220 S. 34th Street. To celebrate Louis I. Kahn’s 111th birthday the Architectural Archives will host a…

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