DesignPhiladelphia is a 10-day festival produced by the Center for Architecture and Design that happens every October.



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Best in Design Finalists Announced!

By Elizabeth Paul on Aug 07, 2019

Now in its second year, DesignPhiladelphia’s Best in Design challenge asks regional designers and design companies to submit innovative, high-quality products or design solutions that make life better. This year, our jury had an incredibly difficult decision to make, and we are happy to announce our seven finalists. You can learn more about each finalist's entry on the DesignPhiladelphia website.Let's Meet the 2019 FinalistsCoLab Philadelphia: Building Healthier Communities Through Creative PlacemakingHapti: A wearable fitness tracker for runners that provides real-time feedback... READ MORE

Fast Forward >> Philly 2019: Call for Presenters

By Tiffany Mercer-Robbins on Aug 01, 2019

 Whether it's a grand vision for the whole city or specific plans for that part you know best, all are encouraged to submit to be a part of this year's Fast Forward >> Philly speakers event, part of the annual Design Philadelphia Festival.Fast Forward >> Philly, now in its eighth year, offers a lineup of rapid-fire presentations consisting of 20 slides, 20 seconds each, delivered in front of an audience of design and Philadelphia enthusiasts. The event is organized by PEA: Philadelphia Emerging Architects, a committee of AIA Philadelphia. This year’s event will be held... READ MORE

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