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Open Call for Furniture Designers, Artists, and Makers

By Sharon Leshner on Feb 17, 2017

BACKGROUND Bok Bar is located on the 8th floor of the historic Bok building in South Philadelphia. The vast northfacing roof terrace has unobstructed views across Philadelphia, and one of the most breathtaking sunsets in the city. The bar began life in 2015 as a temporary pop-up bar, Le Bok Fin, which marked the beginning of Bok’s new life as a center for creativity in Philadelphia. During 2016 the bar was reincarnated under it’s permanent identity as Bok Bar, supported by permanent infrastructures including a new deck, canopy, internal and external serving bars, kitchen and new lighting. The new additions... Read Full Story

Strength, Knowledge, Cooperation – AGI’s Architectural Glass Boot Camps

By Sharon Leshner on Oct 26, 2016

AGI recognizes that continuing education is a critical element of business today. As an approved education provider of the AIA Continuing Education System (AIA/CES), AGI maintains a commitment to providing the architectural community with the most relevant and cutting-edge educational programs. AGI’s Architectural Glass Boot Camp program exposes architects in greater Philadelphia to the glazing craft through interactive instruction and hands-on application. In hands-on workshops, architects work alongside glaziers to learn construction techniques and share perspective. Boot Camp reinforces the importance of collaboration and communication by providing an opportunity for emerging design professionals to interface with apprentice glaziers. The program... Read Full Story

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