welcome to a decade of design
The DesignPhiladelphia Festival, an annual event of the Philadelphia Center for Architecture, celebrates its 10th anniversary this year from October 9-17. The oldest and largest design event of its kind in the country, the DesignPhiladelphia Festival showcases the work of over 400 practicing architects, designers, and creative professionals to demonstrate Philadelphia’s reemergence as a 21st century city shaped by design, technology, and collaborative business practices.
We invite you to explore design in traditional and unexpected ways through over 120 exhibits, workshops, demonstrations, tours, lectures, and events held in a variety of venues across the city. Experience how design impacts your everyday life through wide-ranging topics; including architecture, urban planning, interior, landscape, graphic, multi-media, product, and furniture design. Get an insider’s view of the active and thriving creative industry of Philadelphia at work. All of our events are open to the public and a majority are free of charge.
How To Attend
All of our events are open to the public, with a majority being free. All event listings includes one of the following on how to attend:
Free. - All you need to do is show up at the date, time, and place listed!
Free; registration required. - Still free! But space is limited, so you must register via the red “register” button to reserve your spot.
Ticket Price: $x - You must purchase a ticket at the price listed to attend. Events with a price ranges indicate the highest and lowest ticket prices available. Click the red “register” button for full ticketing information and a breakdown of pricing.
New For 2014: Make Your Own Schedule!
Thanks to the team at Jarvus Innovations, our new website includes a personalized schedule option for festival-goers. Create a custom schedule of your event picks. If you see an event that strikes your fancy, add it to your schedule by clicking the red star icon. Schedules can then be added to your iCal or Google Calendar. And for those of you who like things old-school, you can also print it out for easy access.
To access the calendar feature on our website, register via the prompt or log-in link at the bottom of any page. Please note: adding events to your schedule does just that. You are still required to register and/or purchase tickets to events separately via the red “register” links on each event listing to attend.