FitCityPHL 2: The Backstory

By Sharon Leshner on Oct 7, 2016

FitCityPHL 2 Thursday, October 13th | 8:30AM - 4:00PM Center for Architecture & Design | 1218 Arch St. Philadelphia, PA 19106 Register Now FitCityPHL 2 will be a full-day symposium which invites attendees to explore design strategies in our workplaces, neighborhoods, and cities that improve health by promoting physical activity and healthy eating. The concept for the FitCity conference was developed in New York City 11 years ago and made its way to Philadelphia last year for the first time. We spoke with Keith Davis, AICP, LEED GA, a City Planner III at City Planning Commission (and one of the... Read Full Story

Team Approaches to Home Design

By Sharon Leshner on Oct 5, 2016

Intercurrences: Intervening Design Strategies Thursday October 6th - October 10th: 10:00AM - 6:00PM Thursday October 13th - October 16th: 10:00PM - 6:00PM Read more… Head to the Center for Architecture and Design to gain perspective on urban architecture and design of the “home” at the new Intercurrences exhibit, designed by Philadelphia University and Thomas Jefferson University, DesignPhiladelphia 2016 co-sponsors. Intercurrences , a collection of projects prepared by Philadelphia University student teams and outside collaborators, depicts aspects of urban “home” or dwelling, or urban architecture and design. These projects challenge all assumed and conventional limitations of design by using intervening design... Read Full Story

Top Event Picks for Kids, Families, and Teens

By Sharon Leshner on Oct 4, 2016

photo courtesy of The Handwork Studio

This year, DesignPhiladelphia is offering the most programming for youngins’ yet. See below for a full list of programs that engage the next generation of designers in hands on learning and play… “A Home for Max the Dog” Read + Build Family Workshop Saturday October 8 th & October 15 th : 11:00AM - 12:00PM @ Center for Architecture and Design Explore the world of architecture + design with your 5-8yo child at this fun family workshop! A great introduction for young minds to the world of design, architecture, and construction. “Animal House” Design + Construct Family Workshop Saturday October... Read Full Story