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By Nova Harris on May 20, 2015
The Philadelphia Center for Architecture is now accepting event proposals for the 11th annual DesignPhiladelphia Festival, taking place from October 8-16 . Working with over 150 partners each year, the DesignPhiladelphia Festival offers a wide range of open-sourced, independently organized, public programming to demonstrate Philadelphia’s re-emergence as a 21st century city shaped by design, technology, and collaborative business practices. Events can include exhibitions, talks, workshops, demonstrations, tours, open studios, and street happenings – and span across all design disciplines. Festival Theme This year’s theme is SHIFT. We challenge you to create events that SHIFT commonly-held perspectives on how design influences... more
By Nova Harris on Jul 7, 2015
We've announced the teams for DesignPhiladelphia's Pearl Street Passage and now's your chance to get to know them a little better! In the next several weeks we'll be profiling each team. Today, we are pleased to introduce you to teams 5 and 6! Team 5: SELFless Gensler, Postgreen, Serena Saunders & Richard Vilabrera Gensler is widely recognized as the world’s leading collaborative design firm, not just the largest. The ability to work together as an integrated team is part of their DNA, and they’ve embraced it at every level, from Co-CEOs to studios and project teams. The focus of Gensler... more
2016 Better Philadelphia Challenge
By David Bender on Jul 7, 2015
Celebrating 10 years with $10,000 in prizes! On October 2nd 2015, the Philadelphia Center for Architecture’s Ed Bacon Memorial Committee will launch the 10th annual Better Philadelphia Challenge , an urban design competition open to individuals anywhere in the world. In celebration, we are doubling the size of the competition by opening it up to professionals and recent graduates for the first time. Twice the entrants, twice the prizes! College student and professional entries will be judged separately, with a $5,000 First Prize for each . Organize a team today! Designing Healthy Neighborhoods The Mantua/Belmont section of Philadelphia was chosen... more