Events http://planphilly.com/events Mon, 14 Apr 2014 16:26:00 -0400 en <![CDATA[EXHIBIT: Brought to Light: The Houses of Louis Kahn]]> http://planphilly.com/events/2014/02/20/exhibit-brought-to-light-the-houses-of-louis-kahn February 20, 2014 May 23, 2014

The Architectural Archives of the University of Pennsylvania announces the exhibition Brought to Light: The Houses of Louis Kahn, opening on his birthday, Thursday, February 20. This exhibition, the first to focus on the architect’s domestic designs, celebrates the publication of The Houses of Louis Kahn (Yale University Press), written by George H. Marcus, Adjunct Assistant Professor of the History of Art, and William Whitaker, Curator of the Louis I. Kahn Collection at the Architectural Archives, who have also organized the exhibition. 

The internationally renowned architect Louis I. Kahn (1901-1974) completed nine houses, all in the Philadelphia area. Although this is a small number, the design of houses spanned his entire career and was every bit as compelling for him, and as pivotal for his work, as the design of his other buildings. Over a period of more than forty years he developed his ideas about domestic spaces into one of the most remarkable and varied expressions of the American private house. 

This exhibition examines Kahn’s design of houses from his earliest works as an architect to the three culminating houses of his career, the Margaret Esherick house in Chestnut Hill (1959-62), Norman and Doris Fisher House in Hatboro (1960-67), and Steven and Toby Korman house in Whitemarsh Township (1971-73), where his singular approach to the creation of houses was fully resolved.

Brought to Light: The Houses of Louis Kahn comprises some sixty objects, including the architect’s sketches, office drawings, models, historic photographs, and archival materials drawn from Penn’s Architectural Archives and several private collections, many exhibited for the first time. These works, which speak to the process of how Kahn’s projects were developed, are put into context by color photographs of the houses themselves, many newly taken. Highlights of the exhibition include a newly commissioned model of the Korman house in its landscape setting and a never-before-seen video of the Esherick house, taken by the Swiss architect and Kahn scholar Urs Büttiker, which reveals the play of light in this iconic design over a period of twenty-four hours.

http://www.design.upenn.edu/calendar/brought-light-houses-louis-kahn?destination=calendar%2F2014-W8P1W



 

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Fri, 28 Feb 2014 12:49:00 -0500
<![CDATA[“Northern Liberties: From World’s Workshop to Hipster Mecca and the People in Between”]]> http://planphilly.com/events/2014/02/20/northern-liberties-from-world-s-workshop-to-hipster-mecca-and-the-people-in-between February 20, 2014 5:30PM August 31, 2014 5:00PM

The transformations sweeping Northern Liberties during the past half century tell a dramatic tale of life, death, and rebirth. This exhibit, sponsored by the Northern Liberties Neighbors Association and curated by Northern Liberties artist Jennifer Baker, will narrate that story. Using photographs, artifacts, videos and the collected stories of the people who remember the lively postwar industrial neighborhood, the exhibition vividly illustrates the trauma of deindustrialization and depopulation and the eventual redevelopment of this uniquely Philadelphia neighborhood.

http://www.philadelphiahistory.org/philadelphiavoices

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Thu, 20 Feb 2014 12:23:00 -0500
<![CDATA[Philadelphia Historical Commission Architectural Committee Meeting, agenda attached]]> http://planphilly.com/events/2014/04/22/philadelphia-historical-commission-architectural-committee-meeting-agenda-attached April 22, 2014 9:00AM 1:00PM

All meetings of the Architectural Committee, a technical advisory committee to the Historical Commission, are open to the public. These meetings are held monthly in the Commission's offices in Room 576, City Hall.

AGENDA 
MEETING OF THE ARCHITECTURAL COMMITTEE 
OF THE PHILADELPHIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 
 
TUESDAY, 22 APRIL 2014 
COMMISSION CONFERENCE ROOM, ROOM 578, CITY HALL 
DOMINIQUE HAWKINS, CHAIR 
 
TIME: 9:00 A.M. 
ADDRESS: 115-19 CUTHBERT ST, UNIT E 
Project: Construct one-story rooftop addition 
Review Requested: Final Approval 
Owner: Steve and Jessica Beers 
Applicant: Adam Montalbano, Moto Designshop 
History: 1920 
Individual Designation: None 
District Designation: Old City Historic District, Contributing, 12/12/2003 
Staff Contact: Kim Broadbent, kim.broadbent@phila.gov, 215-686-7660 
 
TIME: 9:15 A.M. 
ADDRESS: 319 S CAMAC ST 
Project: Reconstruct two-story rear addtion and deck 
Review Requested: Final Approval 
Owner: Patrick and Shelly Baldasare 
Applicant: Chris Deemer, Berzinsky Architects 
History: 1828 
Individual Designation: 2/28/1961 
District Designation: None 
Staff Contact: Kim Broadbent, kim.broadbent@phila.gov, 215-686-7660 
 
TIME: 9:30 A.M. 
ADDRESS: 546 QUEEN ST 
Project: Construct second-story addition with roof deck 
Review Requested: Final Approval 
Owner: Halle Borges 
Applicant: Hyon Kang, KCA 
History: 1825 
Individual Designation: 12/31/1984 
District Designation: None 
Staff Contact: Erin Cote, erin.cote@phila.gov, 215-686-7660 
 
TIME: 10:00 A.M. 
ADDRESS: 7-43 W CHELTEN AVE 
Project: Construct ADA access ramp, alter historic doors 
Review Requested: Final Approval 
Owner: First Presbyterian Church 
Applicant: Robert Wautlet, E. Allen Reeves, Inc 
History: 1871; First Presbyterian Church of Germantown; 1888, 1891, 1937 
Individual Designation: 1/25/1966 
District Designation: None 
Staff Contact: Laura DiPasquale, laura.dipasquale@phila.gov, 215-686-7660 
 
 ARCHITECTURAL COMMITTEE AGENDA, 22 APRIL 2014
PHILADELPHIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 
PHILADELPHIA’S PRINCIPAL PUBLIC STEWARD OF HISTORIC RESOURCES 
 
TIME: 10:15 A.M. 
ADDRESS: 2139 CYPRESS ST 
Project: Construct addition, alter front doorway, replace front windows 
Review Requested: Final Approval 
Owner: Anthony Tan 
Applicant: Joseph DelCasale, DelCasale Custom Builders, LLC 
History: 1860 
Individual Designation: None 
District Designation: Rittenhouse Fitler Residential Historic District, Contributing, 2/8/1995 
Staff Contact: Laura DiPasquale, laura.dipasquale@phila.gov, 215-686-7660 
 
TIME: 10:30 A.M. 
ADDRESS: 668 N 19TH ST 
Project: Legalize replacement of windows and alteration of bays 
Review Requested: Final Approval 
Owner: Haleh Kadkhoda 
Applicant: Kevin O'Neill, KJO Architecture LLC 
History: 1895 
Individual Designation: None 
District Designation: Spring Garden Historic District, Contributing, 10/11/2000 
Staff Contact: Randal Baron, randal.baron@phila.gov, 215-686-7660 
 
TIME: 10:45 A.M. 
ADDRESS: 1921 DIAMOND ST 
Project: Legalize alterations 
Review Requested: Final Approval 
Owner: Mansion Lofts LLC 
Applicant: Shawn Ballard 
History: 1889; Willis Hale, architect 
Individual Designation: None 
District Designation: Diamond Street Historic District, Significant, 1/29/1986 
Staff Contact: Randal Baron, randal.baron@phila.gov, 215-686-7660 
 
TIME: 11:00 A.M. 
ADDRESS: 17-19 N 02ND ST 
Project: Construct rear stair tower, infill window, cut door 
Review Requested: Final Approval 
Owner: F&F Real Estate Partners No. 1 LP 
Applicant: Mark Fink, Mark Fink Real Estate 
History: 1785 
Individual Designation: 1/6/1977 
District Designation: Old City Historic District, 12/12/2003 
Staff Contact: Randal Baron, randal.baron@phila.gov, 215-686-7660 
 

Meeting agendas are available on the Historical Commission website.

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Sat, 01 Mar 2014 16:59:00 -0500
<![CDATA[Greensgrow Farms Earth Day: Neighborhood Greening & Solar Launch]]> http://planphilly.com/events/2014/04/22/greensgrow-farms-earth-day-neighborhood-greening-solar-launch April 22, 2014 10:00AM 3:00PM

Greensgrow’s annual Neighborhood Greening event in honor of Earth Day– plus the dedication ceremony for our new Solar farmstand donated by Green Mountain Energy™ Sun Club™.

This year along with Subaru, Green Mountain Energy and volunteers from the community, we will replant flowers displayed at the PHS Philadelphia Flower Show and celebrate Earth Day together. We will be planting at a few locations around the neighborhood. Volunteers will be treated to lunch-see sign up form below.

Greensgrow and the Green Mountain Energy™ Sun Club™  will flip the switch on the new solar farmstand. Our new structure topped with 16 solar panels, will generate renewable energy and help reduce our electricity costs. The Sun Club® is a unique program enabling Green Mountain Energy Company to donate solar power to non-profits like Greensgrow Farms.

This solar project was made possible by a $20,000 donation to the farm last year. The 4.8-kilowatt solar array is comprised of 16 panels and covers 480 square feet on the top of the unique structure, designed and installed by Sunora Energy Solutions. The structure will serve as a “solar farm stand”, providing a shaded place for customers to pick-up fresh produce and offsetting about 10 percent of the farm’s onsite electricity needs such as lighting and refrigeration.  An array of this size can generate 4,962 kilowatt-hours of pollution-free energy, and avoid an estimated 9,600 pounds of carbon dioxide (CO2) each year.

- See more at: http://www.greensgrow.org/event/earth-day-volunteer-at-greensgrow-2/#sthash.FTlKseM6.dpuf
Earth Day: Neighborhood Greening & Solar Launch!
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Tue, 25 Mar 2014 14:45:29 -0400
<![CDATA[Penn IUR: MUSA Earth Day Lecture: Mapping our Global Future]]> http://planphilly.com/events/2014/04/22/penn-iur-musa-earth-day-lecture-mapping-our-global-future April 22, 2014 5:30PM 7:00PM

Penn IUR: MUSA Earth Day Lecture: Mapping our Global Future

To celebrate Earth Day, panelists will examine rapid population growth and the institutional, technological, and behavioral innovations impacting the ability of the Earth to sustain future human settlement. Speakers to be announced. Reception to follow. Co-sponsored by the School of Design, Master of Urban Spatial Analytics.

Please register here.

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Thu, 30 Jan 2014 10:58:33 -0500
<![CDATA[2014 Center For Architecture "Building Philadelphia" Lecture Series]]> http://planphilly.com/events/2014/04/22/2014-center-for-architecture-building-philadelphia-lecture-series-7 April 22, 2014 6:00PM 8:00PM

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 for three additional sessions to become certified as a tour guide for the Philadelphia Center for Architecture and the Preservation Alliance of Greater Philadelphia.

Ten Tuesday evenings, March 26 through May 28, 2013
6 to 8 p.m.

Full Series: $150 General Public, $100 Members, $50 Students / AIA Associates
Individual Lectures: $20 General Public, $15 Members, $10 Students / AIA Associates

http://www.cvent.com/events/2014-cfa-building-philadelphia-lecture-series/event-summary-7a562b18275c452fa9a7f3150797ef72.aspx

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Wed, 26 Feb 2014 11:13:00 -0500
<![CDATA[Preservation Alliance Homeowner Workshops- Energy Efficiency in Older and Historic Houses]]> http://planphilly.com/events/2014/04/22/preservation-alliance-homeowner-workshops-energy-efficiency-in-older-and-historic-houses April 22, 2014 6:30PM 8:30PM

The Preservation Alliance, in collaboration with the Fairmount Park Historic Preservation Trust, the Wynnefield Overbrook Revitalization Corporation, Wynnefield Residents Association, Overbrook Farms Club and the Peoples Emergency Center Community Development Corporation, is pleased to present these workshops for the owners and aspiring owners of historic homes. Attendees will learn about the best practices for the restoration and maintenance of older and historic homes.

$10 per workshop
Free to Preservation Alliance Members
Payable by cash or check at the door.
Please make advance reservation: patrick@preservationalliance.com or 215.546.1146 x4

LECTURE WORKSHOPS
Hawthorne Hall, 3849 Lancaster Avenue, Philadelphia

Wood Windows: Maintenance and Replacement Options
Tuesday, April 15 6:30pm
Presented by Matthew Grubel, Heri-Tech

Energy Efficiency in Older and Historic Houses
Tuesday, April 22 6:30pm
Presented by Mark Group

Masonry and Pointing
Tuesday, April 29 6:30pm
Presented by Knapp Masonry

Flat Roofs
Tuesday, May 6 6:30pm
Presented by Nocella Roofing

“HANDS ON” DEMONSTRATION WORKSHOPS
Overbrook Presbyterian Church, 6376 City Avenue, Philadelphia

Presented by the conservation staff of the Fairmount Park Historic Preservation Trust

Paints and Finishes
Wednesday, April 16 6:30pm

Maintaining Historic Porches
Wednesday, April 23 6:30pm

Repairing Historic Windows
Wednesday, April 30 6:30pm

Masonry and Pointing
Wednesday, May 7 6:30pm

Workshops presented with generous support from

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Sat, 01 Mar 2014 18:16:00 -0500
<![CDATA[Preservation Alliance Homeowner Workshops- Maintaining Historic Porches]]> http://planphilly.com/events/2014/04/23/preservation-alliance-homeowner-workshops-maintaining-historic-porches April 23, 2014 6:30PM 8:30PM

The Preservation Alliance, in collaboration with the Fairmount Park Historic Preservation Trust, the Wynnefield Overbrook Revitalization Corporation, Wynnefield Residents Association, Overbrook Farms Club and the Peoples Emergency Center Community Development Corporation, is pleased to present these workshops for the owners and aspiring owners of historic homes. Attendees will learn about the best practices for the restoration and maintenance of older and historic homes.

$10 per workshop
Free to Preservation Alliance Members
Payable by cash or check at the door.
Please make advance reservation: patrick@preservationalliance.com or 215.546.1146 x4

LECTURE WORKSHOPS
Hawthorne Hall, 3849 Lancaster Avenue, Philadelphia

Wood Windows: Maintenance and Replacement Options
Tuesday, April 15 6:30pm
Presented by Matthew Grubel, Heri-Tech

Energy Efficiency in Older and Historic Houses
Tuesday, April 22 6:30pm
Presented by Mark Group

Masonry and Pointing
Tuesday, April 29 6:30pm
Presented by Knapp Masonry

Flat Roofs
Tuesday, May 6 6:30pm
Presented by Nocella Roofing

“HANDS ON” DEMONSTRATION WORKSHOPS
Overbrook Presbyterian Church, 6376 City Avenue, Philadelphia

Presented by the conservation staff of the Fairmount Park Historic Preservation Trust

Paints and Finishes
Wednesday, April 16 6:30pm

Maintaining Historic Porches
Wednesday, April 23 6:30pm

Repairing Historic Windows
Wednesday, April 30 6:30pm

Masonry and Pointing
Wednesday, May 7 6:30pm

Workshops presented with generous support from

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Mon, 03 Mar 2014 10:59:00 -0500
<![CDATA[TOUR:The Woodlands: Old House, New Discoveries]]> http://planphilly.com/events/2014/04/24/tour-the-woodlands-old-house-new-discoveries April 24, 2014 5:30PM 8:30PM

The Woodlands: Old House, New Discoveries

Come peek into the rarely seen service spaces in The Woodlands mansion and learn about the ordinary people who worked beneath the stairs. 

Graduate students from the Department of History at Villanova University will share new research about the lives of workers at William Hamilton's estate, along with other scholars and researchers who have made recent new discoveries about the life and times of Hamilton and his colonial estate.

This event is open to the public and will be held at the Hamilton Mansion.

Free for all members of The Woodlands, $5 for non-members (cash, check, or major credit cards accepted at the door). Reservations are not required.

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Wed, 26 Feb 2014 12:50:28 -0500
<![CDATA[Book Talk: Reconstructing the Charlie Ross Case]]> http://planphilly.com/events/2014/04/25/book-talk-reconstructing-the-charlie-ross-case April 25, 2014 5:00PM 7:00PM

Book Talk: Reconstructing the Charlie Ross Case

Please join Carrie Hagen, author of the book We is Got Him:  The Kidnapping that Changed America, on April 25th for a presentation and Q&A about the Charley Ross kidnapping of 1874. The discussion will focus on the author's writing process and research into the extraordinary case, the first documented kidnapping for ransom that happened right here in Germantown.


This event will be preceded by a wine and cheese reception and an opportunity to view the exhibit "Kidnapped: The Charley Ross Ransom Letters of 1874."  Recently discovered in a Mt. Airy basement, all twenty-three original haunting ransom letters, along with boxes and objects owned by the Ross family are currently on display at the Germantown Historical Society.  The letters will remain on deposit in the GHS Archives.

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Mon, 14 Apr 2014 16:26:00 -0400
<![CDATA[The Philadelphia Antiques Show]]> http://planphilly.com/events/2014/04/26/the-philadelphia-antiques-show April 26, 2014 April 29, 2014

The Philadelphia Antiques Show

Dealers from across the U.S. offer the finest examples of period furniture, folk and fine art, ceramics, porcelain, silver, jewelry and textiles at the Pennsylvania Convention Center during the Philadelphia Antiques Show. The event raises money for Penn Medicine initiatives.

General Admission tickets may be purchased at the door or online. Price includes a Show Catalogue.

  • $20 per person at the door
  • $17 per person online throughout the Show
  • $17 per person age 65 and over
  • $17 per person for WHYY members with ID
  • $15 per person on Museum Monday with membership ID
  • $12 per person for Students or for Penn Medicine employees with ID

Buy Tickets Here: http://www.thephiladelphiaantiquesshow.org/shop/

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Tue, 08 Apr 2014 12:47:17 -0400
<![CDATA[Philly Rowing Mural Paint Day]]> http://planphilly.com/events/2014/04/26/philly-rowing-mural-paint-day April 26, 2014 2:00PM 5:00PM

Philly Rowing Mural Paint Day

Join muralist Jon Laidacker for a second community paint day for a new rowing mural project. The murals will be painted on either side of the Schuylkill River; the Kelly Drive side features Schuylkill Timeline and Martin Luther King Drive features Day's End.

Pre-register for ONE 45 minute painting session. Send an EMAIL to: kate.jacobi@muralarts.org \

 Everyone is welcome to this celebratory day; no experience is required and all supplies will be provided. Comfortable clothing is recommended.

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Wed, 02 Apr 2014 15:46:53 -0400
<![CDATA[Walking Tour: 85 Years of Neon]]> http://planphilly.com/events/2014/04/26/walking-tour-85-years-of-neon April 26, 2014 3:00PM 5:00PM

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 & you can purchase his book at the AIA Bookstore.

Admission: $20 for adults, $5 for kids

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Mon, 14 Apr 2014 16:24:31 -0400
<![CDATA[2014 Center For Architecture "Building Philadelphia" Lecture Series]]> http://planphilly.com/events/2014/04/29/2014-center-for-architecture-building-philadelphia-lecture-series-3 April 29, 2014 6:00PM 8:00PM

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 lectures are invited to continue training for three additional sessions to become certified as a tour guide for the Philadelphia Center for Architecture and the Preservation Alliance of Greater Philadelphia.

Ten Tuesday evenings, March 26 through May 28, 2013
6 to 8 p.m.

Full Series: $150 General Public, $100 Members, $50 Students / AIA Associates
Individual Lectures: $20 General Public, $15 Members, $10 Students / AIA Associates

http://www.cvent.com/events/2014-cfa-building-philadelphia-lecture-series/event-summary-7a562b18275c452fa9a7f3150797ef72.aspx

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Wed, 26 Feb 2014 11:16:00 -0500
<![CDATA[Preservation Alliance Homeowner Workshops- Masonry and Pointing]]> http://planphilly.com/events/2014/04/29/preservation-alliance-homeowner-workshops-masonry-and-pointing-1 April 29, 2014 6:30PM 8:30PM

The Preservation Alliance, in collaboration with the Fairmount Park Historic Preservation Trust, the Wynnefield Overbrook Revitalization Corporation, Wynnefield Residents Association, Overbrook Farms Club and the Peoples Emergency Center Community Development Corporation, is pleased to present these workshops for the owners and aspiring owners of historic homes. Attendees will learn about the best practices for the restoration and maintenance of older and historic homes.

$10 per workshop
Free to Preservation Alliance Members
Payable by cash or check at the door.
Please make advance reservation: patrick@preservationalliance.com or 215.546.1146 x4

LECTURE WORKSHOPS
Hawthorne Hall, 3849 Lancaster Avenue, Philadelphia

Wood Windows: Maintenance and Replacement Options
Tuesday, April 15 6:30pm
Presented by Matthew Grubel, Heri-Tech

Energy Efficiency in Older and Historic Houses
Tuesday, April 22 6:30pm
Presented by Mark Group

Masonry and Pointing
Tuesday, April 29 6:30pm
Presented by Knapp Masonry

Flat Roofs
Tuesday, May 6 6:30pm
Presented by Nocella Roofing

“HANDS ON” DEMONSTRATION WORKSHOPS
Overbrook Presbyterian Church, 6376 City Avenue, Philadelphia

Presented by the conservation staff of the Fairmount Park Historic Preservation Trust

Paints and Finishes
Wednesday, April 16 6:30pm

Maintaining Historic Porches
Wednesday, April 23 6:30pm

Repairing Historic Windows
Wednesday, April 30 6:30pm

Masonry and Pointing
Wednesday, May 7 6:30pm

Workshops presented with generous support from

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Mon, 03 Mar 2014 10:50:00 -0500
<![CDATA[Meet and Greet: Behind the Scenes at the Community Design Collaborative]]> http://planphilly.com/events/2014/04/30/meet-and-greet-behind-the-scenes-at-the-community-design-collaborative April 30, 2014 5:00PM 7:00PM

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 opportunities for design professionals, and raises awareness about the importance of design in community revitalization. www.cdesignc.org

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Wed, 02 Apr 2014 11:45:03 -0400
<![CDATA[Preservation Alliance Homeowner Workshops- Repairing Historic Windows]]> http://planphilly.com/events/2014/04/30/preservation-alliance-homeowner-workshops-repairing-historic-windows April 30, 2014 6:30PM 8:30PM

The Preservation Alliance, in collaboration with the Fairmount Park Historic Preservation Trust, the Wynnefield Overbrook Revitalization Corporation, Wynnefield Residents Association, Overbrook Farms Club and the Peoples Emergency Center Community Development Corporation, is pleased to present these workshops for the owners and aspiring owners of historic homes. Attendees will learn about the best practices for the restoration and maintenance of older and historic homes.

$10 per workshop
Free to Preservation Alliance Members
Payable by cash or check at the door.
Please make advance reservation: patrick@preservationalliance.com or 215.546.1146 x4

LECTURE WORKSHOPS
Hawthorne Hall, 3849 Lancaster Avenue, Philadelphia

Wood Windows: Maintenance and Replacement Options
Tuesday, April 15 6:30pm
Presented by Matthew Grubel, Heri-Tech

Energy Efficiency in Older and Historic Houses
Tuesday, April 22 6:30pm
Presented by Mark Group

Masonry and Pointing
Tuesday, April 29 6:30pm
Presented by Knapp Masonry

Flat Roofs
Tuesday, May 6 6:30pm
Presented by Nocella Roofing

“HANDS ON” DEMONSTRATION WORKSHOPS
Overbrook Presbyterian Church, 6376 City Avenue, Philadelphia

Presented by the conservation staff of the Fairmount Park Historic Preservation Trust

Paints and Finishes
Wednesday, April 16 6:30pm

Maintaining Historic Porches
Wednesday, April 23 6:30pm

Repairing Historic Windows
Wednesday, April 30 6:30pm

Masonry and Pointing
Wednesday, May 7 6:30pm

Workshops presented with generous support from

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Mon, 03 Mar 2014 11:02:00 -0500
<![CDATA[Design Advocacy Group Monthly Meeting]]> http://planphilly.com/events/2014/05/01/design-advocacy-group-monthly-meeting-8 May 1, 2014 8:00AM 10:00AM

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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Wed, 26 Feb 2014 10:26:00 -0500
<![CDATA[Public Transportation Improves the Economic Vitality of Cities]]> http://planphilly.com/events/2014/05/02/public-transportation-improves-the-economic-vitality-of-cities May 2, 2014 7:30AM 5:00PM

DVRPC Conference: Public Transportation Improves the Economic Vitality of Cities

Focus: How transit-oriented development improves the local economy in the Delaware Valley area; Planning for better rail transit in the Philadelphia area; Improving transit/regional rail connections with Amtrak in the Northeast Corridor and beyond.

Keynoter: Dena Belzer, CEO of Strategic Economics, Berkeley, CA: Ms. Belzer will speak about transit-oriented development's ability to alleviate a wide range of urban and metropolitan problems, from traffic congestion and air pollution to sprawl, long commutes, and shortages of affordable housing.

Featured speakers:

Byron Comati, Director of Strategic Planning and Analysis, SEPTA: Mr. Comati will detail SEPTA's new capital improvement plan for addressing some of the transit system's most pressing needs, including critical infrastructure upgrades and equipment replacement.

Drew Galloway, Chief of Northeast Corridor Planning, Amtrak: Mr. Galloway will address Amtrak's plans to meet the High Speed challenge in the Northeast Corridor and how this will affect riders in the Greater Philadelphia area.

In addition, rail activists and planners will participate in four different panel discussions during the course of the day, examining how to work at the ground level to reach out to youth, promote transit-oriented development at the local level, extend the reach of rail transit, and promote best practices for rail advocacy.

Access the full agenda here: http://www.dvrpc.org/asp/cal/caldetail.asp?ItemID=15444

Who should attend: Civic, business, and non-profit leaders; real estate developers; planners, environmentalists, and rail advocates; rail and rail transit riders; and other residents of the Delaware Valley area who are interested in learning more about rail's impact on local and regional economies.

Registration: Pay online using your credit card or your PayPal account on the Rail Users' Network website: www.railusers.net or download and fill out the form and send with your check to: RUN, 55 River Road, Steep Falls, ME 04085.

Fee: $65 if registering before April 15, $75 after that date; fee includes continental breakfast and lunch.

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Tue, 08 Apr 2014 13:28:14 -0400
<![CDATA[Design on the Delaware 2014 Program Proposals Deadline Extended to May 2]]> http://planphilly.com/events/2014/05/02/design-on-the-delaware-2014-program-proposals-deadline-extended-to-may-2 May 2, 2014 9:00AM 10:00AM

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 as outlined in the Call for Programs. To download the Call for Programs, visit www.designonthedelaware.com.

 

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Tue, 25 Mar 2014 16:11:00 -0400