Center for Architecture

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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TALK - The Magic of Animated Neon

This talk combines insider insights on neon signs, technology, and history with stunning images of classic neon pieces. Presented by neon expert, Len Davidson, author of Vintage Neon (Schiffer, 1999). Davidson collects and restores classic neon signs, and 10 of his 100 piece collection are on display in the Center for Architecture gallery and AIA Bookstore. Since 1979 he has operated a neon design business in Philadelphia. Len's interest in neon was planted by growing up in Philadelphia in the 50s, while gazing in childhood wonder at such iconic signs as the Levis Hot Dog, Sun Ray Drugs' animated mortar and…

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.
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