• Learn about the conditions that led to Frank Furness' most incredible masterworks, including the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts seen here, on Wednesday.
      Learn about the conditions that led to Frank Furness' most incredible masterworks, including the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts seen here, on Wednesday.

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Conventions past: Democrats in Philly, 1936

Once again Philadelphia is the happy host for to a national political convention, and we're taking a look back at conventions…

Conventions past: Republican National Conventions in Philly, 1900, 1940 and 1948 in pictures

As Philadelphia prepares to host the Democratic National Convention next week, we're taking a look back at conventions held in the…

Spotted: The Oval striking musical tone for 2016

Every year the parking lot in the middle of Eakins Oval is painted with a mural, setting the theme for the…

History grafted into contemporary design at Penn’s new Perry World House

These days Penn’s campus is being remade in a new era of major construction projects, each with robust enough budgets to…

Radical retrofit on Pine Street aims to blend passive house with preservation

The four-story brick rowhouse at 1722 Pine Street sits mid-block on the south side of Pine. It shares a cornice line…

Spotted: Spring Garden connector installation underway

The part of Spring Garden Street below the Market-Frankford El station and I-95 is a long, unwelcoming gateway to Northern Liberties…

Building Stories: President's House

For our spring series Building Stories, we're bringing you design postcards from around the city. We're asking Philadelphia architects to take us…

Building Stories: Guild House

For our spring series Building Stories, we're bringing you design postcards from around the city. We're asking Philadelphia architects to take us…

Building Stories: Hopkinson House

For our spring series Building Stories, we're bringing you design postcards from around the city. We're asking Philadelphia architects to take us…

Building Stories: United Way Building

For our spring series Building Stories, we're bringing you design postcards from around the city. We're asking Philadelphia architects to take us…

Bjarke Ingels on building at the Navy Yard, design dreams

Danish architect Bjarke Ingels is having a moment. His 11-year-old firm Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) is winning work worldwide, and acclaim…

Building Stories: The Roundhouse

For our spring series Building Stories, we're bringing you design postcards from around the city. We're asking Philadelphia architects to take us…

May 6-8: Join us for Jane's Walk 2016

“Cities have the capability of providing something for everybody, only because, and only when, they are created by everybody.”  ― Jane Jacobs, The…

Building Stories: The Granary

For our spring series Building Stories, we're bringing you design postcards from around the city. We're asking Philadelphia architects to take us…

Building Stories: the rowhouse

For our spring series Building Stories, we're bringing you design postcards from around the city. We're asking Philadelphia architects to take us…

Building Stories: Robert N.C. Nix Federal Building and William Penn Annex Post Office

For our spring series Building Stories, we're bringing you design postcards from around the city. We're asking Philadelphia architects to take us…

Building Stories: Skirkanich Hall

For our spring series Building Stories, we're bringing you design postcards from around the city. We're asking Philadelphia architects to take us…

Community Farm in South Kensington claiming its ground in court

On Friday afternoon, Clifford Brown planted beet seeds in tidy rows at La Finquita, a volunteer-run market farm in rapidly redeveloping…

Walking Market Street with Jan Gehl

Cities should be for everyone. Cities should make people healthy and happy. Cities should be designed to respond to human nature…

Designers compete to put play into Philadelphia’s public spaces

“I’ve recently started to see public spaces in the eyes of children,” said Alexa Bosse, an architect and mother of three-year…

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