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Center for Architecture and Design

1218 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107-2816
+1 215-569-3186
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Fabric Workshop and Museum and Center for Architecture and Design

Some of the most thoughtful interactions between artists, designers, architects, students and a... read more

Reviewed 4 June 2017
Elisabeth B
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

My son's wedding ceremony was booked here for October 2017. Apparently, their contract is... read more

Reviewed 19 April 2017
Asbury, New Jersey
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The Center provides the public with a place to explore architecture, urban planning, and design, allowing them to understand how these disciplines affect us all in our daily lives. Using Philadelphia's distinctive breadth of architecture, pioneering urban design, and manufacturing heritage as the foundation for conversation, we educate the public through walking tours, guest speakers, exhibitions, hands-on workshops, design competitions, festivals, and children’s programming. The Center brings together architects, designers, developers, thought leaders, and the public under one roof and also provides office space for AIA Philadelphia, the Community Design Collaborative, and the AIA Bookstore. The Center is open to the public seven days a week.
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  • Very good45%
  • Average11%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible11%
3 Jun 2017
“Fabric Workshop and Museum and Center for Architecture and Design”
18 Apr 2017
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1218 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107-2816
City Center East
+1 215-569-3186
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Reviewed 4 June 2017

Some of the most thoughtful interactions between artists, designers, architects, students and a community at large take place in Philadelphia in the thick of commercial activity at the Center for Architecture and Design, and the adjacent Fabric Workshop and Museum, at 1218 and 1214 Arch...More

Thank Elisabeth B
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

My son's wedding ceremony was booked here for October 2017. Apparently, their contract is structured so that they may cancel if a better offer comes along, and one did. Nothing was said in January when both families visited to get an idea of how to...More

1  Thank mom4everus
Reviewed 10 October 2014

I got a two-for-one ticket for this tour on Living Social. I think that it was This was a good tour that covered the blocks around City Hall. Our guide, Dan, was passionate about architecture and informative. My favorite parts of the tour were when...More

4  Thank Danielle H
Reviewed 24 September 2014 via mobile

This was a good intro to the development of the modern city touching on the change from masonry to skyscrapers. 2 hours in length and very informative.

Thank Brandywiner
Reviewed 14 April 2013

Thoroughly enjoyed our walking tour, Emergence of a Modern Metropolis from the Philadelphia Center for Architecture, across the street from the Convention Center. Our guide was knowledgeable, friendly, and informative.. obvious that he loved what he was doing. We learned about Philadelphia's architecture, not revolutionary...More

1  Thank LoveToTravelwith5
Reviewed 25 February 2013

I attended a wedding at the COA on Valentine's day which is the perspective that my review is based. The facility contact that I worked with was a gentleman named David. He couldn't have been more accommodating or helpful throughout the set up process. The...More

Thank abangura
Reviewed 29 July 2012

We loved the shop and the staff at the shop. The products are interesting and fun. We arranged for an architectural tour, which mean coming back to Center City Philadelphia 2 days from the first day we showed up. The tour guide had not showed...More

Thank maimutzacelmare
Reviewed 8 June 2012

I took the architectural walking tour of Philadelphia with a couple of friends today and thoroughly enjoyed it! Our guide, Ty, did a wonderful job of explaining the history and architecture of Philadelphia as we visited several buildings surrounding city hall. I would recommend this...More

1  Thank toobusytoday
Reviewed 10 October 2011

i was looking for a non "colonial history tour" and had a narrow window of opportunity, and decided to take this tour even though i am not an architectural person. quite interesting and our tour guide knew of several interesting locations to get faulous bird's...More

Thank jrlmap
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