On February 18, BLT Architects welcomed 16 teams of university students to its 8th annual Student Design Charrette. Hosted for the first time as an in-person event, teams traveled from nine colleges to compete for internships with the firm and $1,000 each. The students were tasked with designing a mixed-use development adjacent to phase one of the new Rail Park in Philadelphia, including:10,000 sf of Outdoor Open Space100,000 sf / 50 units of Live / Work Residential Space and Gallery100,000 sf of Innovative work /…Read Full Story
Erike De Veyra, Assoc. AIA, new Community Outreach and Program Manager.
Philadelphia, PA, April 2, 2018 – The Center for Architecture and Design (Center) is pleased to welcome Erike De Veyra, Assoc. AIA, as the new Community Outreach and Program Manager. In this role, Erike will manage the day to day activities of the Center’s signature event, DesignPhiladelphia, while providing support for other Center events including the annual Louis I Kahn Memorial Award + Talk, annual Edmund N. Bacon Award + Talk, as well as a variety of kids and family workshops.Ms. De Veyra is a designer, connector and…Read Full Story
2018 Edmund N. Bacon Memorial Awardee Enrique Peñalosa receiving the 2018 Edmund N. Bacon Award from Center Chair, Rich Davies[all photos by Chris Kendig for the Center for Architecture and Design]Author: David Bender “The goal of a city should be to promote happiness.” So began Enrique Peñalosa’s discussion on the imperative of good urban planning as he received the Center for Architecture and Design’s 2018 Edmund N. Bacon Award. The ceremony, hosted on the evening of March 1st, 2018, honored both Peñalosa, mayor of…Read Full Story