Writing in the midst of the pandemic, we explore many of the ways creative thought and action are used for the enrichment of civic life in Philadelphia, for all citizens, and create our unique urban environment.

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Chapter News

February 24, 2021 | Chapter News
By Tiffany Mercer-Robbins

On February 18, 2021, the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture celebrated the 2020 recipients of the Architectural Education Awards.

February 08, 2021 | Chapter News
By Steve Baron | Urban Design Committee
Photo Caption: Anthony Lloyd, a resident of the homeless encampment on the Ben Franklin Parkway challenges the city’s order to clear the camp. (Emma Lee/WHYY)

During the summer of 2020, hundreds of tents lined the Benjamin Franklin Parkway — a live-in protest of people experiencing homelessness advocating for affordable housing.

February 03, 2021 | Chapter News
By Rebecca Johnson

Over the past eight months, our leadership, committees, and members have been engaged in dialogues about how our organization can advance equity and justice, while being accountable and increasing awareness of our complicity in sustaining inequality and injustice.

February 02, 2021 | Chapter News
By Tiffany Mercer-Robbins

AIA Philadelphia is pleased to welcome the following new members to our community in the month of January!

New AIA Members

January 27, 2021 | Chapter News
By AIA Philadelphia

The Summer 2021 issue of AIA Philadelphia's journal, Context, will highlight projects associated in some way with Social and/or Environmental Justice. For the Design Profiles, we would like to explore how the built environment plays a positive role in the public sphere.


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