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Philadelphia International Airport "Image Maker" Landscape Design Competition

09:45 - 3 July, 2017
Philadelphia International Airport "Image Maker" Landscape Design Competition, Philadelphia International Airport Main Terminal
Philadelphia International Airport Main Terminal

Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) and the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) are hosting a design competition to create an “Image Maker” landscape at the Airport. The competition is an opportunity to demonstrate Philadelphia’s position as America’s Garden Capital and create a welcoming image for the Greater Philadelphia region.

New College House / Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

15:00 - 12 June, 2017
New College House / Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, © Jeffrey Totaro
© Jeffrey Totaro

© Jeffrey Totaro © Jeffrey Totaro © Nic Lehoux © Jeffrey Totaro +22

  • Architects

  • Location

    University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Architects in Charge

    Anthony Pregiato, Erin Roark
  • Principal

    Frank W. Grauman, FAIA, LEED AP, Bernard J. Cywinski, FAIA (1940-2011)
  • Project Manager

    Dana Reed, AIA, LEED AP
  • Project Architects

    Anthony Pregiato, RA, LEED AP BD+C and Erin Roark, AIA, LEED AP
  • Landscape Architects

    Michael Vergason Landscape Architecture
  • Area

    198000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Center for Jewish Life at Drexel University / Stanley Saitowitz | Natoma Architects

09:00 - 19 May, 2017
Center for Jewish Life at Drexel University / Stanley Saitowitz | Natoma Architects, © Richard Barnes and Stanley Saitowitz
© Richard Barnes and Stanley Saitowitz

© Richard Barnes and Stanley Saitowitz © Richard Barnes and Stanley Saitowitz © Richard Barnes and Stanley Saitowitz © Richard Barnes and Stanley Saitowitz +32

  • Architects

  • Location

    3141 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104, United States
  • Lead Architects

    Stanley Saitowitz (Design Principal), Neil Kaye (Architect of Record), Michael Luke (Project Architect), Steve Sanchez (Project Designer/Manager)
  • Landscape

    Bohler Engineering
  • Area

    13900.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Perry World House / 1100 Architect

13:00 - 25 April, 2017
Perry World House / 1100 Architect, © Greg Benson
© Greg Benson

© Greg Benson © Greg Benson © Greg Benson © Eric Petschek +9

  • Architects

  • Location

    Philadelphia, PA 19104, United States
  • Architect in Charge

    David Piscuskas, FAIA, LEED AP; Juergen Riehm, FAIA, BDA; Ed Parker, AIA
  • Area

    17400.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Philadelphia Museum of Art Breaks Ground on Frank Gehry's $196 Million Renovation Scheme

14:15 - 30 March, 2017
Philadelphia Museum of Art Breaks Ground on Frank Gehry's $196 Million Renovation Scheme, AFTER: The Forum, looking west and up to Lenfest Hall. The Forum extends from Level A to Level C and will be one of the most highly trafficked and recognizable areas created during the Core Project. This stunning space will serve as a venue for performances and events, as well as a welcoming spot for visitors to socialize or orient themselves. Architectural rendering by Gehry Partners, LLP and KX-L. Photo courtesy Philadelphia Museum of Art.
AFTER: The Forum, looking west and up to Lenfest Hall. The Forum extends from Level A to Level C and will be one of the most highly trafficked and recognizable areas created during the Core Project. This stunning space will serve as a venue for performances and events, as well as a welcoming spot for visitors to socialize or orient themselves. Architectural rendering by Gehry Partners, LLP and KX-L. Photo courtesy Philadelphia Museum of Art.

The Philadelphia Museum of Art has broken ground on the Core Project, a $196 million transformation of its main building led by Frank Gehry. In total, the renovation will add a total of 90,000 square feet to the museum, including 67,000 square feet of new public space, 11,500 square feet of gallery space for the museum’s American Art collection, and another 11,500 square feet of contemporary art display space.

As suggested by its name, The Core Project will focus on the heart of the museum; the main circulation of the building will be completely reorganized and museum infrastructure will receive much-needed upgrades, improving access to the community and enhancing the visitor experience.

AFTER: The Forum, looking west and up to Lenfest Hall. The Forum extends from Level A to Level C and will be one of the most highly trafficked and recognizable areas created during the Core Project. This stunning space will serve as a venue for performances and events, as well as a welcoming spot for visitors to socialize or orient themselves. Architectural rendering by Gehry Partners, LLP and KX-L. Photo courtesy Philadelphia Museum of Art. BEFORE: The Van Pelt Auditorium, shown here in 2016, is being demolished to create the Forum. The auditorium was not part of the original design for the building, which opened in 1928; it was added in 1959. Photograph by Elizabeth Leitzell. Photo courtesy Philadelphia Museum of Art. BEFORE: The Van Pelt Auditorium, shown here in 2016, is being demolished to create the Forum. The auditorium was not part of the original design for the building, which opened in 1928; it was added in 1959. Photograph by Elizabeth Leitzell. Photo courtesy Philadelphia Museum of Art. AFTER: The Forum, looking east. Many significant improvements are happening on Level A, including the removal of the auditorium to create the Forum. The heart of the Museum will be opened up to simplify wayfinding. Architectural rendering by Gehry Partners, LLP and KX-L. Photo courtesy Philadelphia Museum of Art. +37

New Renderings Revealed of SHoP and West 8's $3.5 Billion Schuylkill Yards Project

14:30 - 28 March, 2017
New Renderings Revealed of SHoP and West 8's $3.5 Billion Schuylkill Yards Project, © SHoP Architects / West8. Courtesy Brandywine Realty Trust
© SHoP Architects / West8. Courtesy Brandywine Realty Trust

New renderings and information have been revealed for SHoP and West 8’s Schuylkill Yards masterplan envisioned for University City in Philadelphia. Announced last March, the project comprises 14 new buildings on a 14-acre site off the Schuylkill River and around 30th Street Station, the country’s third busiest Amtrak station.

© SHoP Architects / West8. Courtesy Brandywine Realty Trust © SHoP Architects / West8. Courtesy Brandywine Realty Trust © SHoP Architects / West8. Courtesy Brandywine Realty Trust © SHoP Architects / West8. Courtesy Brandywine Realty Trust +10

Theaster Gates Wins 2017 Edmund N. Bacon Award

16:00 - 13 January, 2017
Theaster Gates Wins 2017 Edmund N. Bacon Award, The Rebuild Foundation's Dorchester Art + Housing Collaborative (DA+HC); Chicago / Landon Bone Baker Architects. Image © Barry Rustin
The Rebuild Foundation's Dorchester Art + Housing Collaborative (DA+HC); Chicago / Landon Bone Baker Architects. Image © Barry Rustin

The Center for Architecture and Design has announced Theaster Gates as the 2017 recipient of its Edmund N. Bacon Award, which honors one individual who has advocated for excellence in urban development, planning, thought, and design.

A Chicago-based artist and community developer, Gates is the founder of the Rebuild Foundation, which focuses on improving the quality of urban life by planning and designing active and engaged communities. “Under Gates’ leadership, the Rebuild Foundation currently manages projects in the Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood of Chicago. Program sites include the Stony Island Arts Bank, the Black Cinema House, the Dorchester Art + Housing Collaborative, Archive House, and Listening House.”

Powerhouse / ISA

13:00 - 24 December, 2016
Powerhouse / ISA, © Sam Oberter
© Sam Oberter

© Sam Oberter © Sam Oberter © Sam Oberter © Sam Oberter +19

  • Architects

  • Location

    Philadelphia, PA, United States
  • Architect in Charge

    Brian Phillips, AIA, LEED AP
  • Area

    6500.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

El Chalet / ISA

11:00 - 19 December, 2016
El Chalet / ISA, © Sam Oberter
© Sam Oberter

© Sam Oberter © Sam Oberter © Sam Oberter © Sam Oberter +9

  • Architects

  • Location

    Philadelphia, PA, United States
  • Architect in Charge

    Brian Phillips, AIA, LEED AP
  • Area

    6500.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

1200 Intrepid / Bjarke Ingels Group

09:00 - 10 November, 2016
© Rasmus Hjortshoj
© Rasmus Hjortshoj

© Rasmus Hjortshoj Courtesy of Bjarke Ingels Group © Rasmus Hjortshoj Courtesy of Bjarke Ingels Group +16

  • Architects

  • Location

    4747 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19112, United States
  • Partners In Charge

    Bjarke Ingels, Thomas Christoffersen, Beat Schenk
  • Project Leaders

    ören Grünert (Concept), David Brown (Schematic & DD), Brandon Cook (CD), Michelle Stromsta (CA)
  • Team

    Annette Miller, Aran Coakley, Armen Menendian, Douglass Alligood, Natalie Kwee, Peter Lee, Taylor Hewett, Terry Lallak, Thomas Fagan, Thea Sofie Gassenholm
  • Area

    9250.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015

Pennovation Center / Hollwich Kushner + KSS Architects

11:00 - 7 November, 2016
Pennovation Center / Hollwich Kushner + KSS Architects, © Michael Moran
© Michael Moran

© Michael Moran               © Michael Moran               © Michael Moran               © Michael Moran               +21

BIG's First Office Building Design Opens at the Philadelphia Navy Yard

14:00 - 2 November, 2016
BIG's First Office Building Design Opens at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, © Rasmus Hjortshoj
© Rasmus Hjortshoj

BIG has completed their second building on U.S. soil, a 92,000-square-foot office building at 1200 Intrepid Avenue in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania that also marks the firm’s first realized office building design. Located within the revitalized Philadelphia Navy Yard master plan (designed by Robert Stern), the four-story building features a bowing, double-curved facade and a supersized “periscope” inspired by the historic battleships docked a few blocks away.

© Rasmus Hjortshoj © Rasmus Hjortshoj © Rasmus Hjortshoj © Rasmus Hjortshoj +11

SOM Reveals Plans for New Urban District Around Philadelphia's 30th Street Station

16:05 - 18 July, 2016
SOM Reveals Plans for New Urban District Around Philadelphia's 30th Street Station , 30th Street Station anchors a new city district with up to 18 million square feet of development. Image © SOM
30th Street Station anchors a new city district with up to 18 million square feet of development. Image © SOM

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) has released plans for a new mixed-use urban district for Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station Precinct. In response to projections showing significant increases in transit activity in the coming decades, the project calls for a transformation of the existing Beaux Arts train station and surrounding neighborhood of University City. The design will improve transportation throughout the city, and will activate the area with new shops, restaurants and public plazas.

30th Street Station represents a new chapter in the story of transit-oriented development in Philadelphia. Image © SOM  Aerial view from Powelton Village. Image © OLIN Station Plaza view from the west. Image © OLIN A new underground concourse, capped by a dramatic skylight, connects the subway and 30th Street Station. Image © SOM +11

Francis Kéré Creates Installation from Brightly Colored Thread for First U.S. Retrospective

16:15 - 1 July, 2016
Francis Kéré Creates Installation from Brightly Colored Thread for First U.S. Retrospective, © Tim Tiebout. Courtesy of PMA
© Tim Tiebout. Courtesy of PMA

Currently on display at the Philadelphia Museum of Modern Art, Award-winning African architect Diébédo Francis Kéré has created Colorscape, a installation made from steel and brightly-colored fiber, to accompany his first solo show in the United States. The exhibition is titled The Architecture of Francis Kéré: Building with Community, and features of a retrospective of the architect’s career that includes material artifacts, tools and scale-models created for stand-out projects in both Africa and Europe.

© Tim Tiebout. Courtesy of PMA © Tim Tiebout. Courtesy of PMA © Tim Tiebout. Courtesy of PMA © Tim Tiebout. Courtesy of PMA +23

Snøhetta's Library for Temple University Begins Construction

12:00 - 10 June, 2016
Snøhetta's Library for Temple University Begins Construction, Courtesy of Snøhetta / Methanoia
Courtesy of Snøhetta / Methanoia

Temple University’s new library designed by Snøhetta, in collaboration with Stantec, is now under construction after a groundbreaking ceremony in April. The 21,000 square meter (225,000 square foot) building is adjacent to what will become a future campus quadrangle that is currently occupied by other buildings slated for demolition. The library sits at the intersection of two major pedestrian pathways, Polett Walk and Liacouras Walk, attesting to the University’s hope that the facility will be a new social and academic heart for 37,800 students.

Courtesy of MIR & Snøhetta Courtesy of MIR & Snøhetta Courtesy of MIR & Snøhetta Courtesy of MIR & Snøhetta +12

Bjarke Ingels Honored with 2016 Louis Kahn Memorial Award

12:00 - 18 May, 2016
Bjarke Ingels Honored with 2016 Louis Kahn Memorial Award, 1200 Intrepid, Philadelphia Navy Yard. Image Courtesy of Bjarke Ingels Group
1200 Intrepid, Philadelphia Navy Yard. Image Courtesy of Bjarke Ingels Group

Bjarke Ingels is the recipient of the 2016 Louis Kahn Memorial Award, an annual prize established in 1983 to recognize "excellence in architecture" in honor of one of Philadelphia’s most influential architects. Ingels was honored at a ceremony on May 9th, hosted by the Center for Architecture and Design, where he delivered the annual talk that accompanies the award.

Speaking on the subject of Louis Kahn, who died the same year Ingels was born, in 1974, he remarked, “I wouldn't say that my work is linear of Louis' but I think that he rediscovered symbolism and designed super-functional architecture that's been lost and has been re-created by pragmatism." This fits into Ingels' own views on his practice, Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), which he described as “pragmatic utopianism,” asserting a belief that architecture is “the art and science of turning fiction into fact.”

AIA Convention 2016

10:40 - 7 April, 2016
AIA Convention 2016, AIA Convention 2016 is the architecture and design event of the year. Imagine what can happen!
AIA Convention 2016 is the architecture and design event of the year. Imagine what can happen!

AIA Convention 2016 is the architecture and design event of the year.

A provocative lineup of celebrity speakers. An awe-inspiring array of tours, parties, exhibitors, seminars, and more. All happening in a legendary American city known for attitude, passion and perspective.

SHoP and West 8 to Masterplan Philadelphia’s “Schuylkill Yards”

14:00 - 11 March, 2016
SHoP and West 8 to Masterplan Philadelphia’s “Schuylkill Yards”, Schuylkill Yards - proposed. Image © SHoP and West 8
Schuylkill Yards - proposed. Image © SHoP and West 8

Working with Drexel University and master developer Brandywine Realty Trust, SHoP and West 8 will transform 14-acres of existing underutilized land with 6.5-acres of public open space to create a collaborative mixed-use neighborhood in Philadelphia’s University City submarket. Schuylkill Yards will feature a mix of 24/7 entrepreneurial spaces, educational facilities and research laboratories, corporate offices, residential and retail spaces, hospitality and cultural venues, as well as a robust public realm network that connects the existing neighborhoods with the adjacent Amtrak 30th Street Station.

Situated next to the third-busiest passenger rail station in the country, Schuylkill Yards will be connected to Philadelphia’s international airport and major cities along the Northeast corridor, making it a major innovation hub on the East Coast.