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Promoting Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Design Education

By Richard Davies on Apr 16, 2021
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I have had the privilege of being the Chair of the Center for Architecture and Design since 2017. During my first year, it was a priority for the organization to complete a strategic plan, and to make reigniting its languishing Architecture in Education program (now the “Architecture + Design Education Program”) a significant element of that plan.  It was clear to me that we needed a strategic plan that clarified our values and streamlined our existing programs so that our small, yet mighty, staff could find the time,…Read Full Story

Michael Spain, Associate AIA, NOMA Set to lead Architecture in Education Program

By Elizabeth Paul on Jan 28, 2021

 The Center for Architecture and Design Looks to Expand Design Education Curriculum to Reach More Students in PhiladelphiaThe Center for Architecture and Design (Center) is pleased to welcome Michael Spain, Associate AIA, NOMA, as the new Director of Design Education. In this role, Michael will be responsible for expanding and implementing the K-12 student design education programming throughout Philadelphia. The Center has a 40-year history of offering design education in various forms. Still, in the last three years, the…Read Full Story

Center for Architecture and Design Expands K-12 Education

By Tiffany Mercer-Robbins on Jul 30, 2020

Over the past three years, the Center for Architecture and Design has shifted its programming priorities in order to expand our K-12 educational program offerings.  As part of our Strategic Plan, we asserted: We believe every student deserves access to design education.  And we've been working hard to live up to our beliefs.  We expanded our in-class Architecture in Education program, we offered more Saturday Family workshops on all types of design, and we strengthened our partnerships with other student-focused…Read Full Story

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