In DesignPhiladelphia's 15th year, we celebrate design at TWO FestivalHubs with our community and the general public in Philadelphia!
One of the newest public spaces in Philadelphia along the Delaware River waterfront, Cherry Street Pier will be filled with experiential design installations and our Best In Design showcase of innovative design solutions by local talent.
Best In Design
Presented by B. PHL Innovation Fest, this juried challenge features regional designers and design companies showcasing their innovative, design solutions being produced right here in the greater Philadelphia region.
AIA Philadelphia's 150 Years
AIA Philadelphia celebrates 150 years in the City with a retrospective exhibit focused on how innovation and history shaped Philadelphia and asking visitors to ponder what's possible in the future.
|Newton Brown Urban Design||University of the Arts|
|This Makes Me Happy||Temple University|
|Coscia Moos + Keast & Hood||Coexist/Hemp House on Wheels|
|Drexel University||Claudia Mills Design|
|The Paper Space||Fairmount Park Conservancy|
|Architectural Glass Institute||PennDesign|
Our Center City FestivalHub location, the Center for Architecture and Design dedicated to year-round programming of architecture and design for professionals, the public, and children, will be an inspirational site for exhibitions, symposiums, talks, hands-on workshops, and other programming. DesignPhiladelphia curated exhibitions and installations at the Center include:
A new annual exhibition offering designers the opportunity to redesign and reimagine everyday objects. This year's object, the ice cream scoop.
Design is Inclusive
An exhibition highlighting the varied backgrounds of local designers and what proud Philadelphia neighborhood their work or studio reigns from. Festival attendees and our young audience of future designers are encouraged to preview their medium and their stories.
Shhh! It's a Secret
A secret garden themed room plays host to the One Thing exhibition, a pop-up speakeasy, and an afternoon meditation room to ease the chaos of life in the city.