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Reflecting on 2019 DesignPhiladelphia Festival and Getting Excited for What’s Coming in 2020!

By Rodni Hicks on Mar 10, 2020

It’s been a few months since we wrapped the 2019 DesignPhiladelphia Festival, and we are already well underway planning for this upcoming October festival. As all of our event partners and designers start brainstorming what their programming will be for this year, I felt it was important to share some important statistics about last year’s festival. In particular, how having Cherry Street Pier as our second festival hub, has created new opportunities for our festival and our local designers.Festival attendance was a record…Read Full Story

RECAP: 2020 Edmund N. Bacon Urban Design Awards

By Elizabeth Paul on Feb 27, 2020
2020 Edmund N. Bacon Urban Design Awards

This year’s Edmund N. Bacon Urban Design Awards honored the Bronx-based urban revitalization strategist (and MacArthur Fellow) Majora Carter and the Student Design Award winners from Leeds Beckett University, the University of Pennsylvania, and the University of Massachusetts. Two hundred people attended the Awards Ceremony at the Center for Architecture and Design on February 11th, including the award winners and Philadelphia’s community of developers, urban planners, architects, and urbanophiles. The student winners…Read Full Story

RECAP: Meet the Architects On the Rise Event

By Elizabeth Paul on Feb 13, 2020

This year’s On The Rise exhibition (January 23 – March 5, 2020) honors the 2019 Philadelphia Emerging Architect (PEA) winning firm Studio 6mm, founded by Brian Szymanik and David Quadrini, as well as the 2019 Young Architect Award winners Fátima Olivieri of KieranTimberlake and Drew Lavine of Re:Vision Architecture. The PEA Prize is awarded to a promising firm less than ten years old producing high-quality design and thinking within the Philadelphia region. The Young Architect prize honors architects under 40 who…Read Full Story

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