As the oldest design festival of its kind in the country, DesignPhiladelphia highlights the work of thousands of local designers, architects, and creative professionals to demonstrate Philadelphia’s reemergence as a 21st century city shaped by thoughtful design, collaborative business practices, and community engagement.
Over the course of ten days each October (Oct. 4- 14, 2017), places such as universities, cultural institutions, civic associations, city agencies, retailers, manufacturers, and startups across the city participate in over 100 engaging events including panel discussions, fashion shows, participatory workshops, studio tours, book signings, professional development classes, design exhibitions, and imaginative celebrations.
For the full calendar of events, please see festival lineup here.
DesignPhiladelphia is a signature event of the Center / Architecture + Design. The Center provides the public with a place and with programming to explore architecture, urban planning, and design, allowing them to understand how these disciplines affect us all in our daily lives.