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By Nova Harris on Feb 18, 2015
Ever wonder how Philadelphia became the city it is today? The Center for Architecture's engaging 10-part lecture series, Building Philadelphia , investigates the social, political, economic, and design trends that contributed to Philadelphia's development. Each talk is led by renowned local architects, urban planners, archaeologists, and historians; and cover topics including major urban planning projects, like the Benjamin Franklin Parkway and Society Hill, Philadelphia's impressive palette of architectural styles, and the city's immigrant history. more
By Nova Harris on Feb 11, 2015
Do you want to see what Philadelphia's best and brightest design and architecture students have been up to? Join us at the Center for Architecture tomorrow, February 12th from 5:30-7:30pm, for an opening reception celebrating Degrees of Design . This annual exhibition features student work from Philadelphia's five architecture and design schools including The Charter High School for Architecture & Design , Drexel University , Temple University , Moore College of Art & Design , Philadelphia University , and University of the Arts . more

mischer'traxler photo credit: Eva Engelbert

By Nova Harris on Jan 30, 2015
Katharina Mischer (1982) and Thomas Traxler (1981) form Studio mischer‘traxler . Based in Vienna, they develop and design products, furniture, installations and more, with a focus on experiments, context and conceptual thinking. Next month, the University of the Arts' Industrial Design Program hosts the team for a lecture and multi-day workshop: from abstract to specific - turning themes into design projects . more