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Center for Architecture

1218 Arch St
Philadelphia , PA , 19107
Phone: 215.569.3186
39° 57' 14.1444" N, 75° 9' 37.602" W
Contact name: 
Elizabeth Paul, Communications
What our organization offers: 
An independent non-profit, the Center was founded in 2002 by the Philadelphia Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA Philadelphia). The Center provides the public with a space and with programming to explore architecture, urban planning, and design, allowing them opportunities to understand how these disciplines affect us all in our daily lives. Using Philadelphia's distinctive breadth of architecture, pioneering urban design, and manufacturing heritage as the foundation for conversation, we educate the public through talks, exhibitions, publications, hands-on workshops, design competitions, festivals, and children’s programming.


Our Architecture and Design Education (ADE) program is committed to exponentially expanding access to design education for K-12 students in Philadelphia. Diversity in the design and construction industry is woefully inadequate. One of our primary goals is to make more BIPOC and Latinx students aware of the career opportunities in design.