The students work will be displayed in the “Green, Urban, Glocal” exhibition opening on Thursday, Feb. 9 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. with a panel discussion from 6 to 7 p.m. Students from both the architecture and interior design programs will discuss and debate topics related to their disciplines and their projects in the panel discussion.
The exhibit is free and open to the public. No registration is required to attend. The Center for Architecture is located 1218 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107. Click here to view a map for directions.
“Green, Urban, Glocal” features the work of students from PhilaU and four other local universities, including Drexel University, Temple University, University of the Arts and the University of Pennsylvania.
Each of the schools chose projects from their architecture and design programs that fit the theme of the exhibit. “‘Green’ represents the ecological and environmental factors that need to be addressed in future designs to make them sustainable and to protect the planet,” the program description said. “Urban” represents the increased urbanization of the world’s population — more people live in cities than anywhere else for the first time in history, according to the Center. “‘Glocal’ is a combination of the words ‘global’ and ‘local,’ and highlights the need of designers to address local concerns while taking into account global repercussions.”
“PhilaU is including student work from the interior design program’s Design 7 course, a fall 2011 senior studio, which was a Community Theater project in Germantown,” said Lauren Baumbach, director of the interior design program. The PhilaU student work exhibits the best in sustainable, urban community designs from the architecture and interior design programs.
“The Center is excited to bring these forward-thinking designs and discussions to the public’s attention and to reveal the creative work that is happening right here in Philadelphia,” the Center said. PhilaU student work was also showcased in last year’s Philadelphia Center for Architecture student exhibit. The Center is currently also hosting exhibits on architecture in film and 3D techniques, among others.
The PhilaU exhibit will remain open at the Philadelphia Center for Architecture until the end of February.