2018 Conference Tours

2018 ARCC-EAAE International Conference
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

This tour includes a visit to the Northern Liberties office of KieranTimberlake and a walking tour in the vicinity that includes projects by OnionFlats. KieranTimberlake is an award winning design and research firm responsible for the design of the United States Embassy in London. Their recently renovated office is passive cooled and situated in a former brewery. OnionFlats is a design, development, and construction firm that specializes in passive and net-zero housing. The tour will take approximately two hours.

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.


Direct inquiries to:
Joon-Ho Choi