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Design Matters: At Home in a Rowhouse

Design Matters: At Home in a Rowhouse

 Reception starts at 5:30pm. Panel begins at 6:30pm

Thursday, October 13 at the WHYY Studios, 150 N. 6th St.

Since the city’s founding, “home” in Philadelphia has been synonymous with “rowhouse.” Now, after more than three centuries of rowhouse development, the Design Advocacy Group (DAG) and PlanPhilly ask: What constitutes ideal rowhouse design for the 21st century? Are the rowhouses going up today the right size? Are they sustainable and durable? Does context matter? 

In celebration of DesignPhiladelphia 2016, join us for a “Design Matters” conversation looking back at the history of the venerable rowhouse and ahead to assess contemporary rowhouse design.

Architectural historian Jeff Cohen will offer perspective on the long history of the Philadelphia rowhouse and PlanPhilly's editor Ashley Hahn will discuss what the future of the rowhouse might look like with architects Cecil Baker (Cecil Baker + Partners), Brian Phillips (ISA), and Kiki Bolender (Bolender ArchitectsHealthy Rowhouse Project). 

We’ll also be revealing the results of our "At Home in a Rowhouse: A 21st Century Rowhouse Design Competition.”

This is a FREE event but registration is requested:

Design Matters is an event series co-produced by PlanPhilly and the Design Advocacy Group.