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Public + Designers = Better City for Everyone.

We invite you to join our online community, where you can connect with designers, learn how to help support the next generation of designers, grow your professional and personal network, volunteer and participate on a committee, easily register for an event; you can even share a story about how design impacts your life, or share your latest project news.

Advancing Architecture
and Design

We showcase and celebrate the innovation of the design community in Philadelphia. We are pushing for architecture and design that creates a better city for everyone.

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Leading on
Climate Action

All designers have the tools to create a more sustainable and resilient world. From Architecture to Fashion Design, our industries must make radical changes to meet the challenges of the Climate Crisis.

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Prioritizing Equity
& Justice

Fostering a culture shift towards inclusivity in higher education and in our professions, while working to attract more BIPOC and Latinx individuals to the design and construction industries.

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Latest News

Before responding to the Center's current Request for Qualifications (RFQ), please review these questions and answers. More...

Portside Art Center's Summer Students will visit the Center for Architecture and Design and the Fabric Workshop and Museum on August 4th. More...

The Center is excited to announce that it is seeking to engage an AIA Philadelphia architecture firm to explore how 1218 Arch Street can support, serv… More...

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