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The Center for Architecture performs the charitable and educational work of AIA Philadelphia and serves as the physical home for the Chapter in Center City Philadelphia. The Center for Architecture was envisioned with three core principals in mind: Public Engagement

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2014 Center For Architecture "Building Philadelphia" Lecture Series

The Victorian City (Jeffrey Cohen, PhD, Bryn Mawr College) "Building Philadelphia: Architecture, History & Politics" is the definitive course on the development of Philadelphia and its architecture. This engaging 10-part lecture series is taught by a selection of architects, urban planners, art historians, and social historians from local universities and architecture firms. Topics covered include William Penn's original plan, Archaeology & Preservation in Philadelphia, major urban planning projects such as the Benjamin Franklin Parkway & Society Hill, Skyscrapers, Modernism in Philadelphia, and the future of development in the city. Individuals who attend 8 or more lectures are invited to continue training…

Walking Tour: 85 Years of Neon

Walking Tour: 85 Years of Neon Neon signs have been a dramatic part of Philadelphia and America's landscape since the 1920's. This tour will highlight signs built from 1936 to the present, examining signs of various styles and functions. The tour guide,Len Davidson, is one of North America's leading experts on restoration and preservation of classic neon signs, and has written the sign industry's bible on historic neon, Vintage Neon (Schiffer Press, 1999). Len's tour will introduce you to neon history and technology while examining some of the most spectacular and historic signs on view in the city &…

2014 Center For Architecture "Building Philadelphia" Lecture Series

Going on Stilts: The Tall Building in 19th Century Philadelphia (Paula Spilner, PhD, Drexel University) "Building Philadelphia: Architecture, History & Politics" is the definitive course on the development of Philadelphia and its architecture. This engaging 10-part lecture series is taught by a selection of architects, urban planners, art historians, and social historians from local universities and architecture firms. Topics covered include William Penn's original plan, Archaeology & Preservation in Philadelphia, major urban planning projects such as the Benjamin Franklin Parkway & Society Hill, Skyscrapers, Modernism in Philadelphia, and the future of development in the city. Individuals who attend 8 or more…

Meet and Greet: Behind the Scenes at the Community Design Collaborative

Join us for an open house at the Community Design Collaborative! Get to know fellow enthusiasts and volunteers, check out recent projects, and get a sneak peek of what’s to come! We’ll also share how a good idea for community design progresses from application to concept to report. New to the Collaborative and want to figure out how you can get involved? Volunteered before but want to learn more about how we work? All are welcome! RSVP: www.AprilMeetAndGreet.eventbrite.com The Community Design Collaborative is a community design center that provides pro bono preliminary design services to nonprofit organizations in greater Philadelphia, offers unique volunteer…

Design Advocacy Group Monthly Meeting

The Design Advocacy Group of Philadelphia is a volunteer organization whose more than 1,300 members come from a broad spectrum of disciplines and share an interest in design, development, and planning. DAG’s mission is to encourage public discussion about design and to advocate for design excellence. First Thursday of every month 8 to 10 a.m. www.designadvocacy.org

Design on the Delaware 2014 Program Proposals Deadline Extended to May 2

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Share your expertise, experience, and leadership in the design and building industry by presenting a program at the 12th Annual Design on the Delaware Conference in Philadelphia. AIA Philadelphia is accepting program proposals for the 2014 Design on the Delaware conference taking place November 12 -14, 2014, at the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel and Center for Architecture. This multi-disciplinary conference for architects, landscape architects, planners, engineers, and other design and building professionals features four keynotes speakers, 36 professional education programs, three days of tours and a full day design charrette. Program proposals are due April 11 and must meet the guidelines…

2014 Center For Architecture "Building Philadelphia" Lecture Series

Planning the Modern City: The Parkway and Society Hill (David Brownlee, PhD, University of Pennsylvania) "Building Philadelphia: Architecture, History & Politics" is the definitive course on the development of Philadelphia and its architecture. This engaging 10-part lecture series is taught by a selection of architects, urban planners, art historians, and social historians from local universities and architecture firms. Topics covered include William Penn's original plan, Archaeology & Preservation in Philadelphia, major urban planning projects such as the Benjamin Franklin Parkway & Society Hill, Skyscrapers, Modernism in Philadelphia, and the future of development in the city. Individuals who attend 8 or more…

2014 Center For Architecture "Building Philadelphia" Lecture Series

Misfits and Heroes: Modernism in the Delaware Valley (William Whitaker, Curator, The Architectural Archives, University of Pennsylvania) "Building Philadelphia: Architecture, History & Politics" is the definitive course on the development of Philadelphia and its architecture. This engaging 10-part lecture series is taught by a selection of architects, urban planners, art historians, and social historians from local universities and architecture firms. Topics covered include William Penn's original plan, Archaeology & Preservation in Philadelphia, major urban planning projects such as the Benjamin Franklin Parkway & Society Hill, Skyscrapers, Modernism in Philadelphia, and the future of development in the city. Individuals who attend 8…

2014 Center For Architecture "Building Philadelphia" Lecture Series

Ed Bacon and the Future of Philadelphia (Scott Gabriel Knowles, PhD, Drexel University) "Building Philadelphia: Architecture, History & Politics" is the definitive course on the development of Philadelphia and its architecture. This engaging 10-part lecture series is taught by a selection of architects, urban planners, art historians, and social historians from local universities and architecture firms. Topics covered include William Penn's original plan, Archaeology & Preservation in Philadelphia, major urban planning projects such as the Benjamin Franklin Parkway & Society Hill, Skyscrapers, Modernism in Philadelphia, and the future of development in the city. Individuals who attend 8 or more lectures are…

Design Advocacy Group Monthly Meeting

The Design Advocacy Group of Philadelphia is a volunteer organization whose more than 1,300 members come from a broad spectrum of disciplines and share an interest in design, development, and planning. DAG’s mission is to encourage public discussion about design and to advocate for design excellence. First Thursday of every month 8 to 10 a.m. www.designadvocacy.org
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