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Architecture

    • ISA Principal architects Brian Phillips (right) and Deb Katz. (Kimberly Paynter/WHYY)

These architects want to build a house in your alley

Unexpected houses, cozy little homes tuck into every fold of Philadelphia. Row homes dating back centuries line alleys too narrow to comfortably fit a car. Tiny trinities with one room on…

    • The Civic Design Review committee recommended major changes to the design of this Spring Garden storage facility. The feedback had little impact on the final design.

Developers flout city design board recommendations, study finds

Architect Cecil Baker remembers exactly when he knew it was time to quit the Philadelphia Civic Design Review committee. “The straw that broke the camel's back for me was the case…

    • The Discovery Center

Building for Discovery

The Discovery Center, a new kind of environmental and leadership education center opening this month, is unlike anything else in Fairmount Park. Ashley Hahn dug into the center’s backstory earlier this…

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ABOUT ARCHITECTURE

The art or science of building that relies on the principles of design creativity, historical perspective, social responsibility, technical excellence, and global environmental leadership.

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