Ever wished for a comprehensive crash course in Philly’s development and design history? The Center for Architecture’s annual "Building Philadelphia: Architecture, History & Politics" 10-part lecture series, starting Tuesday, has you covered.
Each week a scholar, historian, planner, or architect will trace a portion of Philadelphia’s built heritage, from William Penn to Ed Bacon. Individuals who attend at least eight of the lectures are invited to additional sessions to become a certified tour guide for the Center of Architecture and the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia.
Building Philadelphia lectures will take place at the Center for Architecture (1218 Arch St.) on Tuesdays from March 11 through May 20, 2013, from 6-8pm. For all 10 lectures the series costs $150, $100 for AIA/CFA/Preservation Alliance members, $50 for students and AIA Associates. Individual lectures cost $20, $15 for members, $10 for students/AIA Associates. Advance registration is required. You may register online for any or all of the sessions.
Ashley Hahn is an independent writer with a background in historic preservation and city planning. She started Eyes on the Street for PlanPhilly in 2011 and was PlanPhilly's managing editor from 2015-2017. Ashley has lived in 12 zip codes that she can think of, including neighborhoods in Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, and New York. She is a Philadelphian by choice.