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Rendering Courtesy of the Community Design Collaborative

By Elizabeth Paul on May 3, 2016
On May 18th the Athletic Recreation Center in Sharswood is getting an extreme makeover thanks to AEC Cares , a joint effort of CMD , AIA National and Hanley Wood Media and local partners AIA Philadelphia , the Community Design Collaborative , and Philadelphia Parks and Recreation . Over the course of one day (yes, one day!) over 100 volunteers from around the country will renovate the Athletic Recreation Center’s main lobby, after-school art room, performance space, costume room, and kitchen. The “blitz build” will benefit children who participate in after-school programs at the Athletic Recreation Center. Improvements will include... more
By Elizabeth Paul on May 2, 2016
AIA Philadelphia and the newly renovated Center for Architecture and Design have partnered with Haworth and AOE (Advanced Office Environments) as our furniture partner. This partnership is launching during the AIA National Convention in May 2016 with the AIA Philadelphia Refresh Lounge, and will continue through 2017 as the Center will highlight a revolving display of some of the pieces in the Haworth Collection. Over the past few years, Haworth has acquired an impressive list of furniture companies. The Haworth Collection is an exploration of inspiring design and refined craftsmanship with the brands Cassina, Cappellini and Poltrona Frau. This premium... more
By Sharon Leshner on Apr 12, 2016
To celebrate National Architecture Week , AIA Philadelphia and The Center for Architecture and Design have put together a handy guide on how to teach yourself about Philadelphia architecture. Here’s how: 1. Stay up to Date with Architecture News Philly writers are in on what’s going on in with local architecture– from current developments to historical investigations, these sources cover it: PlanPhilly , Curbed Philly , Hidden City Philadelphia , and Philly.com . Looking to get a little deeper into the world of local architecture? For the latest news on local architecture firms, and upcoming events, subscribe to AIA Philadelphia’s... more