Architectural Research for a Global Community
May 16-19, 2018 | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Hosted by Temple University in partnership with Jefferson University and Drexel University
Chair: Kate Wingert-Playdon, Temple University
Hard Hat Tour
New Temple Library Site, Design Architect: Snohetta, Tour led by Nathan McRae, Snohetta and Joe Lucia Temple Libraries
Northern Liberties Tour
Tour includes will include new architectures – Onion Flats, Kieran Timberlake office visit.
Walking Tour – Frank Furness: A Talk and a Tour
Explore the work of one of Philadelphia’s most colorful architects by taking this comprehensive, first-of-its-kind tour. Buildings that have been demolished or that are beyond walking distance will be discussed by illustrated presentation inside the Furness-designed First Unitarian Church. After the presentation, join your guide for a walking tour of nearby Furnessian gems. Meet in the sanctuary of First Unitarian Church, 2125 Chestnut Street.
Walking Tour – Skyscrapers Old and New
Penn Center, one of the country’s most acclaimed examples of 20th century, post World War II urban renewal, is a lasting legacy of Edmund Bacon and the Philadelphia City Planning Commission. Learn how this world-famous city planner based this commercial development complex on William Penn’s vision that Market Street would be a commercial thoroughfare and see two generations of commercial architecture: Modern & Post-Modern. Meet at the exterior north portal of City Hall, N. Broad Street & JFK Boulevard.
Walking Tour – University of Pennsylvania
Stroll the campus of one of the country’s most prestigious Ivy League schools. See old and new buildings designed by such notable American architects as Trumbauer, Cope & Stewardson, Furness, Kahn, and Venturi Scott Brown. Hear about campus planning and the neighborhood’s revitalization and enjoy the University’s award-winning landscape. Meet at driveway entrance to the Penn Museum, 3260 South Street.
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