Top Picks for Architects at DesignPhilly's Festival

By Tiffany Mercer-Robbins on Oct 03, 2018

 

As always, a good deal of programming is focused on architecture and the built environment, fascinating events that will provoke new avenues of thought and inspire excellence in architects, students, and enthusiasts alike. These are our top ten picks for design professionals in the AEC (Architecture, Engineering, Construction) Industries.

 

Talk by Michael Ford of BrandNu Design / Hip Hop Architecture Camp
Oct 4th | 4 – 5:30 PM
Price: Free

Founder of BrandNu Design and creator of the Hip Hop Architecture Camp, an initiative evolved from years of research that began with Ford's graduate thesis.

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Horace Trumbauer Walking Tour 
Oct. 6th | 9 AM – 1 PM
Price: $25-55

Join the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art, Philadelphia and Jim Mundy, Director of Education and Programming for the Union League of Philadelphia, for a walking tour that explores Trumbauer-designed buildings that have housed Philadelphia’s premier cultural and social institutions over the past century.

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Future of Design of Disc Golf Course: Explore Sedgley Woods 
Oct. 9th | 4 – 6 PM
Price: Free

Join Sedgley Woods for a beverage and tour of the course and learn more about Sedgley Woods and the future of disc golf in Philadelphia.

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AARP Pennsylvania Hosting Housing, Design, and Health Panel Discussion 
Oct. 10th | 11:45 AM – 2 PM
Price: Free

Learn what the City of Philadelphia and community organizations are doing to help bridge the gap between housing and health.

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Tessellations in Architecture – A Design Dialogue
Oct 10th | 6 – 7:30 PM
Price: Free

Ballinger will host a design dialogue on tessellations in architecture, form theoretical mathematical concepts, to their application in architectural and interior design, to practical considerations related to production and installation.

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AGRITECTURE: Blurring the Line Between Farm and City 
Oct. 11th | 5 – 8 PM
Price: Free

Agritecture explores the inevitable assimilation of two worlds through aspiration, investigation and execution: from forward-thinking greenhouses in Ohio to skyscraper farms in the UK.

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Haworth Designer Talks: Scrap Culture: Sustainable Design Practices in a World of Waste 
Oct. 11th | 5:30 – 6:15 PM
Price: Free

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Future Architecture: Episode 1 - The Parametric Menance 
Oct. 11th | 6 – 8 PM
Price: Free

Learn how the use of various technologies, specifically parametric design and virtual reality, have impacted all phases of a project, from conceptual design through the methods of delivery to the contractors. 

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Drexel Design Research Symposium 2018: Design and Change 
Oct. 12th | 8 AM – 5:30 PM
Price: Free

Join the Drexel University Westphal College of Media Arts & Design for a symposium that examines the process of change and design through presentations by IBM, Cityhealth in Brooklyn, and Healthify in New York, and Ballinger, discussions, and poster presentations at Westphal College’s award winning facility The URBN Center and The URBN Center Annex.

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LiDAR in Geodesign, Architecture Preservation, and Cinema
Oct. 12th | 1 - 7 PM
Price: Free

Focuses on the role of ground-based LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) - or 3D laser scanning - in 3D Modeling for Geodesign, Architecture, Preservation and Cinema.
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Discovering Design Through Simple Platonic Elements
Oct. 13th | 4 – 6 PM
Price: $20

Studio of Metropolitan Design & Architects & Pentimenti Gallery present a hands-on workshop for all ages. Architects and artists will be present to catalyze the process.

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Also, the following architecture firms are having open houses: Ballinger, CICADA Architecture / Planning Inc., k YODER design, Studio 6mm, Moto Designshop, JDavis, Stokes Architecture, Toner Architects, and USA Architects Planners + Interior Designers.