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Ready, Set, Plan for DesignPhiladelphia 2019!

By Erike De Veyra on Mar 07, 2019

 It was very exciting to see many of our design community all together at the Center for Architecture and Design’s Main Hall to talk DesignPhiladelphia. Half the room were event partners and the other half NEW to the festivities—it’s always a thrill to see new faces. If you missed our coffee social grab a cuppa joe or some tea, and enjoy the recap below.Enjoy the oldest design festival in the country October 3 through the 13th, and enjoy the Kickoff Party + Benefit on Wednesday, October 2 at Cherry Street Pier. Over the…Read Full Story

Best in Design: How will you make the world better?

By Erike De Veyra on Feb 28, 2019
Lia Diagnostics Team and Jury, Winner of Best in Design 2018 | Photo Credit: Joe Kaczmarek

  In 2018, Best in Design winners Lia Diagnostics brought us the Flushable Pregnancy Test. What will we see from our designers in 2019? DesignPhiladelphia is excited to announce the second edition of Best in Design, a design challenge asking regional designers and design companies to submit innovative, high-quality products or design solutions that make life better. We are looking to support designers and companies that are ready to grow and promote products that reflect the business’s scalability.The Best in Design challenge…Read Full Story

Jennifer Keesmaat to be Awarded 2019 Edmund N. Bacon Memorial Award

By David Bender on Jan 03, 2019
L: Jennifer Keesmaat | R: section of the winning 2019 Better Philadelphia Challenge entry

By: Nate Hommel, co-chair Ed Bacon Memorial CommitteeThe Center is excited to announce the winner of this years Edmund N. Bacon Memorial Award: Jennifer Keesmaat of Toronto, Canada. As we all know too well, city building is a complex process requiring many people from numerous professions to come together in order to make change happen. Jennifer Keesmaat was the Chief Planner for Toronto for five years, a candidate for Mayor in the city’s most recent election, and has achieved global renown for her enthusiastic TED talks and the…Read Full Story

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