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Wednesday, October 3

8:00am EDT

Forum on Architecture + Design
What is Forum on Architecture + Design? 
The Forum on Architecture + Design is the newly rebranded educational and expo event that is replacing the previous Design on the Delaware conference. The Forum is focused on curating multidisciplinary educational content for designers, civic leaders, product manufacturers, technology providers, and real estate developers - all the industries that contribute to shaping our built environment. 
The Forum will offer: 
  • over 30 accredited continuing education programs and tours,
  • compelling keynote sessions featuring nationally/internationally recognized industry leaders,
  • a three-day expo, and
  • several opportunities to network and socialize with leaders in the building and design professions.

Registration Link: https://www.forum-arch-design.org/
Cost: $35-400

Wednesday October 3, 2018 8:00am - 5:00pm EDT
Thursday, October 4

8:00am EDT

The Future of the Central Schuylkill Riverfronts
James Templeton and George Claflen will discuss DAG’s new collaborative planning process for both banks of the central Schuylkill River. Working with volunteers, the Philadelphia City Planning Commission and a specialized consultant, DAG’s goal is to create a set of guidelines and/or zoning overlay document that could be adopted by the City.
DAG’s process includes initial data collection and analysis of existing master plans, proposals and potentially developable riverfront sites. Later, working with the City and stakeholders, a charrette process is envisioned.
James and George will also present earlier work referencing development along the Chicago River. 
James is co-chair of DAG’s Waterfronts Task Force, along with Nando Micale, and George is DAG’s co-vice chair.
The Design Advocacy Group (DAG) serves as a public forum and advocate for design quality in the planning, architecture and physical development of Philadelphia. 

Cost: FREE

Thursday October 4, 2018 8:00am - 9:30am EDT
Center for Architecture and Design
Friday, October 5

5:00pm EDT

Designing Futures for Equitable Neighborhoods in Philadelphia
In this workshop, we will collaboratively and collectively imagine multiple possible futures for a selected set of neighborhoods in Philadelphia. Then we will develop various spectra of possibilities and use the strategic design and scenario planning process to map a range of combinations that could plausibly arise in Philadelphia neighborhoods. Top of mind will be conditions that are equitable, adaptive and representative of Philadelphia’s cultural, physical and socio-economic legacy.
Meet our Facilitators:
  • Natalie Nixon is a design strategist and a hybrid thinker. At her consultancy, Figure 8 Thinking, LLC, Natalie helps organizations accelerate innovation and growth by developing meaningful strategy through design thinking and ethnographic research.
  • Tayyib Smith, co-founder of Litte Giant Creative and the Institute of Hip Hop Entrepreneurship, is dedicated to cultural compentency and the ability to engage multicultural audiences. 
  • Rob Flemming, LEED AP BD+C, is a registered architect from Philadelphia. He is the Co-creator and Director of the award-winning Master of Science in Sustainable Design Program at Jefferson University and the author of Design Education for a Sustainable Future. Rob is also a Sustainability Fellow at Re:Vision Architecture in Philadelphia where he consults and facilitates integrated design charrettes. 

Registration Link: https://econsult-solutions-inc.ticketleap.com/designing-futures-philadelphia-equitable-neighborhoods/
Cost: FREE

Friday October 5, 2018 5:00pm - 7:30pm EDT
Econsult Solutions

6:00pm EDT

Fast Forward >> Philly
Join us for the 7th annual Fast Forward, a DesignPhiladelphia festival event! A lineup of presenters from various creative backgrounds will Fast Forward through 20 slides at 20 seconds each to answer one question: What's next for Philly? The conversation continues offstage over light refreshments. Learn more at www.fastforwardphilly.blogspot.com.
Can't attend in person? Check out the event via livestream!
For more information, email FastForwardPhilly(at)gmail.com.

Registration Link: https://philadelphiacfa.ticketleap.com/fast-forward--philly-2018/
Cost: $0 with pre-registration by 9/28, $5 after and at the door

Friday October 5, 2018 6:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
Philadelphia Center for Architecture + Design

6:00pm EDT

2x1: Studio 6mm & WFGD Studio OPEN HOUSE
Studio 6mm works in architecture, design, community planning, and material-driven research. WFGD Studio is a boutique graphic design studio specializing in print design, branding and infographics. The 2 design firms share their newly renovated studio space in the Cast Iron Building at 718 Arch Street.

Friday October 5, 2018 6:00pm - 9:00pm EDT
The Cast Iron Building
Saturday, October 6

9:00am EDT

Horace Trumbauer Walking Tour
Horace Trumbauer was Philadelphia’s most prolific architect, whose work can be found across the United States. He is best known, perhaps, for his New York and Newport Gilded Age mansions. In Philadelphia, however, his firm also designed a large number of institutional buildings as well as private residences. Please join the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art, Philadelphia and Jim Mundy, Director of Education and Programming for the Union League of Philadelphia, for a walking tour that explores Trumbauer-designed buildings that have housed Philadelphia’s premier cultural and social institutions over the past century.
The tour will begin at the Union League of Philadelphia, where we will learn about the exterior and interior spaces of this landmark institution. Our tour will then proceed through Center City to include such buildings as the Philadelphia Stock Exchange, the Racquet Club, the original Ritz Carlton hotel, the St. James apartment house, the Widener Building, the YMCA, the Free Library of Philadelphia, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and then through the Rittenhouse Square neighborhood to see examples of Trumbauer’s domestic architecture. The tour will end at Rittenhouse Square.
Jim Mundy is the Director of Education and Programming for the Foundations of the Union League of Philadelphia. He is an alumnus of The Attingham Summer School for the Study of British Houses and Collections and is presently the President of The Woodlands Cemetery Company and the Woodlands Trust for Historic Preservation. Jim has also given architecture tours for the Preservation Alliance.
The Institute of Classical Architecture & Art (ICAA) is the leading nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the practice and appreciation of the classical tradition in architecture and the allied arts. We fulfill this mission through education, publications, awards, and advocacy, partnering with diverse organizations throughout the region.

Registration Link: https://icaa-phila.ticketleap.com/horace-trumbauer-walking-tour/
Cost: $25-$55

Saturday October 6, 2018 9:00am - 1:00pm EDT
The Union League of Philadelphia

11:00am EDT

Philadelphia Architecture and Design College Fair
The 2018 Architecture and Design Fair will be held on October 6th from 11am-2pm. The Philadelphia Architecture + Design College Fair is free to high school and college students, parents, teachers and counselors interested in learning about educational opportunities in architecture and other built environment design disciplines. Last year we had 34 schools participate and about 160 students attend. This year the event coincides with the week-long event, Design Philadelphia. They will join us on October 6th at the Temple University Architecture Building. Please visit https://tyler.temple.edu/philadelphia-architecture-design-fair for the current list of schools attending. Please email Miranda Westrick at miranda.westrick@temple.edu with any questions. 

Registration Link: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=fl5u9ghab&oeidk=a07efg9npu02e2b18dd
Cost: FREE

Saturday October 6, 2018 11:00am - 2:00pm EDT
Temple University Architecture Building
Sunday, October 7

11:00am EDT

#DPKidsFest at the Barnes
NEW! The DesignPhiladelphia KidsFest brings architecture and design to our youngest visitors with fun and creative activities at various locations around the City. #DPKidsFest
Calling all young architects, planners, and builders help us build a gigantic cardboard city at the Barnes! Children and families can stop by anytime to try your hand at designing and building a skyscraper, a park, a row of houses, a school, a factory, the streetscape (or all of those!). Then add your creations to our growing skyline and watch the cardboard city grow.
WAIT. THERE’S MORE! Enjoy the First Sunday Family Day at the Barnes with art making, play, performance, and story time. Make it a day on the Parkway for the whole family!

Cost: FREE

Sunday October 7, 2018 11:00am - 2:00pm EDT
Monday, October 8

6:00pm EDT

Fishtown Floral Crawl
A tour-de-fleur featuring Philadelphia floral designers, flower farmers, and the locally grown flowers and foliage they love.
Join us in Fishtown as we partner local businesses with flower farmers and floral designers to create awe-inspiring floral installations all over town! The crawl kicks off Monday October 9th and remain up until October 11th. Details to follow!

Cost: $15

Monday October 8, 2018 6:00pm - Thursday October 11, 2018 3:00pm EDT
Tuesday, October 9

5:30pm EDT

Party like it's 2035: Celebrate the next phase of Philadelphia2035
We’ve finished writing Philadelphia2035, the City’s official vision for every part of the City! It took thousands of Philadelphians and partners to make it happen and we want to celebrate with you.
Together we have created plans to address:
  • Housing everyone can afford
  • Quality public transportation
  • Streets safe for walking, driving, and biking
  • Jobs and shops
  • Parks within a 10-minute walk
  • Healthy food options
  • Historic buildings that are saved and reused
In other words, Philadelphia2035 is the plan for Philadelphia to THRIVE, CONNECT, and RENEW, which we are already hard at work putting into action.
Finishing the written plans is a huge milestone, please join us as we thank all of you who made it possible!
Mayor Kenney and other special guests will be in attendance.

Registration Link: https://2035party.eventbrite.com
Cost: $5

Tuesday October 9, 2018 5:30pm - 7:30pm EDT
Moore College of Art and Design
Wednesday, October 10

11:45am EDT

AARP Pennsylvania Hosting Housing, Design, and Health Panel Discussion at 2018 DesignPhiladelphia Conference
Join us for this lunch and panel discussion examining the connections between housing, design, and health.
The availability of safe and affordable housing with access to transportation, parks, healthy food and other amenities can lead to better physical and mental health that will improve the overall quality of life for all Philadelphians.
Learn what the City of Philadelphia and community organizations are doing to help bridge the gap between housing and health.

Registration Link: http://aarp.cvent.com/events/aarp-pennsylvania-housing-design-and-health-panel-discussion-10-10-18/event-summary-1909fd2cf2474409a5d04f789e4bc272.aspx
Cost: FREE

Wednesday October 10, 2018 11:45am - 2:00pm EDT
Center for Architecture and Design
Thursday, October 11

4:00pm EDT

USA Architects Open House
Founded in 1985, USA’s designs inspire community, creating impactful environments where people learn, work, and play. The firm offers architectural, interior and planning services within Government, Justice, K-12, Higher Education, Science and Technology, Commercial and Corporate markets.

Thursday October 11, 2018 4:00pm - 7:00pm EDT
USA Architects, Planners + Interior Designers, PA

5:00pm EDT

AGRITECTURE: Blurring the Line Between Farm and City
Register Here
Join Erdy McHenry Architecture for our annual DesignPhiladelphia celebration!
As the world population is set to approach 10 billion by 2050, humanity reckons with an agricultural infrastructure that is not only insufficient - but also wasteful, polluting, and prone to drought and famine. 
Agritecture explores the inevitable assimilation of two worlds through aspiration, investigation and execution: from forward-thinking greenhouses in Ohio to sky-scraper farms in the UK.
Join us for a lively panel discussion with featured speaker Dickson Despommier and urban farmers at Philly Microgreens, as we examine food security issues from agro to agora followed by a cocktail reception with our guests and panelists.
This event is free and open to everyone, register at www.EMAgritecture.com 

Cost: FREE

Thursday October 11, 2018 5:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
Erdy McHenry Architecture
Friday, October 12

8:00am EDT

Drexel Design Research Symposium 2018: Design and Change
URBN Center ANNEX at 3401 Filbert Street.
Friday October 12, 2018
How does design research create change in health, technology, and the environment? What are the leading-edge models of thought around creating change through design? Today, artists and designers are pursuing work and creative expression that push the boundaries of traditional disciplines requiring interdisciplinary collaborations, the mastery of new technologies, and intensive research to unearth new solutions to practical and aesthetic problems. Join  The Drexel University Westphal College of Media Arts & Design for a symposium that examines the process of change and design through  presentations by  IBM, Cityhealth in Brooklyn, and Healthify in New York, and Ballinger, discussions, and poster presentations at the Westphal College’s award winning facility The URBN Center and The URBN Center Annex.
To register for all or part of the symposium please visit our Eventbrite page:
Introduction: Lucy Kerman, Senior Vice Provost Drexel University & David Jones, Commissioner DBHIDS
Melanie Bella, from Cityblock in Brooklyn will discuss their innovative practice in healthcare and health funding. This talk will focus on the challenging current healthcare space and alternate views of funding and agencies. In addition, the speaker will examine the collaboration between state, city government, universities, hospitals, and other private entities. The break-out sessions will use design processes to innovate on this theme. Funded by Alphabet (Google’s VC funding arm) among others, City block fits into the Alphabet mission of unconventional successful practice in health and life sciences, and bringing new creative ideas to market. Using this groundbreaking organization as a model we will examine the next wave of change in breakout sessions following the talk.
Introduction: David Jones, Commissioner DBHIDS
Moderated by Alliance Executive Director, Cherie Brummans
The panel will be exploring how we can change the health and human services system by addressing the whole community and using technology and design. Issues and questions related to Barriers to change; Immunity to change and opportunity to change health and health care.
Manik Bhat Co-founder and CEO, Healthify
Loretta Jemmot VP Health & Health Equity, Drexel University
Christina Grimes Ballinger Architects
Kinnari Chandriani Get Healthy Philly
GENEVIEVE DION: Design, Technology and Change:
Drexel University Professor to speak on ground breaking functional fabrics and advanced manufacturing. Professor Dion now directs the Center for Functional Fabrics (CFF) at Drexel University and leads with the newly founded Pennsylvania Fabric Discovery Center (PA FDC).  The PA FDC is a regional center affiliated with the Advanced Functional Fabrics of America Manufacturing Innovation Institute (AFFOA) located in Cambridge, MA, aimed at facilitating growth in the advanced fabric space.  Her research group receives funding from NSF, NHI and Keck Futures and AFFOA.
1:30-3:00 URBN Annex Screening Room
Introduced By Kathleen Kingscott:
IBM Vice President For Strategic Partnerships IBM Research
Dr. Vikas C. Raykar, IBM Research
AI for fashion: Data is the new black
Fashion designers and fashion houses usually start conceptualizing and designing products for the new season six months to one year prior to the actual selling season–though in recent times this has been drastically reduced with the emergence of fast-fashion retailers. That’s why for most apparel retailers, and the fashion industry in general, knowing the trends customers would like to wear next season is extremely important. This talk will describe how modern AI based tools  which can understand fashion images and articles can be used to provide a more data-driven approach for trend analysis and forecasting.  Dr. Raykar will also describe some of our recent collaborations with various fashion designers. 

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Dr. Richard Goodwin, IBM Research
Computational Creativity:  AI for Flavor and Fragrance Design
It takes 10 years to fully train a flavorist or master perfumer, through education and apprenticeship. Over their careers, each designer will produce 10s of thousands of formulas as trails, many with sensory results.  We’ve created a system that, like a human apprentice, learns from the work of the masters.   Unlike a human apprentice, the system can learn from 100s of thous

Friday October 12, 2018 8:00am - 5:30pm EDT
URBN Annex

1:00pm EDT

LiDAR in Geodesign, Architecture, Preservation, and Cinema
The 6th Annual Jefferson Geodesign Forum will take place at our East Falls campus on Friday, October 12, 2018.  This year’s event will focus on the role of ground-based LiDAR (Light Detection And Ranging) - or 3D laser scanning - in 3D Modeling for Geodesign, Architecture, Preservation and Cinema. You will hear compelling presentations from practitioners, educators, technologists, and designers who will share examples of their work in architecture, preservation, 3D modeling for geodesign, set design for major motion pictures, live LiDAR demonstrations, and more. As always, we wrap up with a networking social (complementary happy hour) to give everyone a chance to share what they are doing and hear what others are doing in this exciting field. To be held at our state-of-the-art auditorium on the East Falls campus of Jefferson, reachable by public transportation, but also with plenty of free parking. Mark your calendars for Friday, October 12, 2018 from 1:00pm to 5:00pm for the event and 5:00pm to 7:00pm for the networking social. Looking forward to seeing you there.

Registration Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2018-geodesign-forum-lidar-in-geodesign-architecture-preservation-and-cinema-tickets-49863520131?aff=efbeventtix
Cost: FREE

Friday October 12, 2018 1:00pm - 7:00pm EDT
Jefferson East Falls Campus

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