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By Sharon Leshner on Oct 26, 2016
AGI recognizes that continuing education is a critical element of business today. As an approved education provider of the AIA Continuing Education System (AIA/CES), AGI maintains a commitment to providing the architectural community with the most relevant and cutting-edge educational programs. AGI’s Architectural Glass Boot Camp program exposes architects in greater Philadelphia to the glazing craft through interactive instruction and hands-on application. In hands-on workshops, architects work alongside glaziers to learn construction techniques and share perspective. Boot Camp reinforces the importance of collaboration and communication by providing an opportunity for emerging design professionals to interface with apprentice glaziers. The program... more

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By Sharon Leshner on Oct 19, 2016
Volunteer opportunities are plentiful at the Center for Architecture and Design this year. We have creative opportunities that range from helping to set up exhibitions to teaching children's design workshops. See below for a full list of opportunities. To volunteer, email David Bender at EXHIBITION | Constructing Play: Classic + Modern Building Toys Modifications Sat, Nov 5 | Making modification to exhibition infrastructure, including cutting apart and reassembling wooden railings, repainting railings, and applying vinyl lettering Sun, Nov 6 | POTENTIAL work day - to finish above if not completed on Saturday Installation Sat, Nov 19 | Building models... more
By Sharon Leshner on Oct 7, 2016
FitCityPHL 2 Thursday, October 13th | 8:30AM - 4:00PM Center for Architecture & Design | 1218 Arch St. Philadelphia, PA 19106 Register Now FitCityPHL 2 will be a full-day symposium which invites attendees to explore design strategies in our workplaces, neighborhoods, and cities that improve health by promoting physical activity and healthy eating. The concept for the FitCity conference was developed in New York City 11 years ago and made its way to Philadelphia last year for the first time. We spoke with Keith Davis, AICP, LEED GA, a City Planner III at City Planning Commission (and one of the... more