The Center for Architecture and Design is] An independent non-profit, the Center was founded in 2002 by the Philadelphia Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA Philadelphia). The Center provides the public with a place and programming to explore architecture, urban planning, and design, allowing them opportunities to understand how these disciplines affect us all in our daily lives.
The Center brings together architects, designers, developers, thought leaders, and the public under one roof and also provides office space to AIA Philadelphia, the Community Design Collaborative, and the AIA Bookstore. The Center is open to the public six days a week.
The Center for Architecture and Design’s mission is to engage and educate the public with/in thoughtfully architecture and design. We celebrate the built environment and promote design excellence by championing the impact that thoughtful and responsive architecture and design have on the public’s everyday lives. Further, we leverage our physical space as the hub for the Philadelphia design community and the general public.