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August 11, 2016

The 12th Annual DesignPhiladelphia Festival events are up! This year’s theme is HOME. In 2016, the DesignPhiladelphia festival will focus on events and programs that demonstrate how design can strengthen our connections to places, to ourselves, and to each other.

Photo by G. Widman for Visit Philadelphia

July 21, 2016

On May 26th, 2016, Philadelphia became the first American city named a World Heritage City. Who decides which cities deserve this classification and what does it mean for Philadelphia?

July 14, 2016

The Center is seeking volunteers to teach children workshops during our annual Constructing Play exhibition. Workshops are broken down by age categories: Read + Build for ages 5-8; Design + Construct for ages 9-12. Topics flexible, guidance provided as requested.

July 13, 2016

This year's DesignPhiladelphia Kickoff Party is definitely one for the masses. Presented by our title sponsor, Philadelphia University, this party is sure to be jam-packed with those in the design community know.

July 6, 2016

AIA Philadelphia (the “Chapter”) and The Center for Architecture and Design (the “Center) have set the date for the first Architecture and Design Education Network.  (Philly A+DEN) meeting at 6:00 PM on August 4 at the Center for Architecture and Design.

May 9, 2016


Please join us as we kick off the AIA National Convention 2016 at Shildan Group’s Opening Party on Wednesday May 18th from 5-7 pm in the freshly renovated Center for Architecture and Design, 1218 Arch Street.