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Jefferson University's Architecture and the Built Environment Lecture Series

By Tiffany Mercer-Robbins on Aug 20, 2018

With more than 4,000 designs in production, nearly 300 awards to his name and client work in over 40 countries, Karim Rashid will kick off the College of Architecture and the Built Environment’s Fall 2018 Lecture Series on Aug. 27. His ability to transcend typology continues to make him a force among designers of his generation. Eschewing style in favor of designing in the modus of our time, Rashid’s designs include luxury goods for Christofle, Alessi and Veuve Clicquot; democratic products for Umbra, bobble and 3M; timeless…Read Full Story

DesignPhiladelphia 2018 is HERE!

By Tiffany Mercer-Robbins on Aug 16, 2018

 Welcome to the 14th Annual DesignPhiladelphia festival.  We have plenty of new experiences that are sure to make this festival, the BEST. ONE. YET. Over the next six weeks, you will see more and more content from us about all of the incredible exhibits and programs happening this year. Here are just a few teasers of what you can expect:Insane city views and the coolest people (!) at the DesignPhiladelphia Kickoff Party on Wednesday, 10/3 at our Festival Hub @ Bok.  Buy your tickets HERE.Instagram-worthy experiential exhibits…Read Full Story

Organizations with deep community roots on mission to strengthen Philadelphia

By David Bender on Aug 08, 2018
Heidi Segall Levi of Community Design Collaborative (right) and Rachel Hildebrandt of Partners for Sacred Places talk about potential uses for the main sanctuary in Wharton-Wesley United Methodist Church. (Emma Lee/WHYY)

Learn about the new Sacred Places/Civic Spaces initiative from our colleagues at the Community Design Collaborative, office mates of ours here at the Center for Architecture and Design. We're very proud of the important work they're doing to strengthen Philadelphia neighborhoods!By Susan Richardson for WHYY | July 17, 2018What a difference a good conversation can make. Sometimes all you need is the right prompt. It was an inspired prompt from Cara Ferrentino at the William Penn Foundation that led to the conversation between…Read Full Story

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