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Chapter News

November 19, 2020 | Chapter News
By Elizabeth Paul

AIA Philadelphia is offering attendees of the Procrastinator's Procon on December 10 the opportunity to catch some sessions that they might have missed from the 2020 Forum on Architecture + Design at a discounted price and earn more credits in the process.

November 19, 2020 | Chapter News
By Akeem Dixon
Dox Thrash House

PHILADELPHIA, November 13, 2020 – Beech Communities Services acquired 2340 Cecil B. Moore Avenue (Dox Thrash House) in October 2020. Dox Thrash was a distinguished African American artist and an important figure in the history of printmaking.

November 11, 2020 | Chapter News
By Elizabeth Paul

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

November 11, 2020 | Chapter News
By Steve Baron | Urban Design Committee

The wheat paste mural of a literal hep cat jazz musician holding a tenor saxophone on a boarded-up rowhouse window in Strawberry Mansion gives away that this is not just any deteriorating row house – but rather the former home of pioneering African-American jazz legend John Coltrane.

November 04, 2020 | Chapter News
By Rebecca Johnson
Bright Common, Winner of the 2020 PEA Award

Awards honor individuals and architecture firms based in Philadelphia.

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