PhilaU architecture students are exhibiting their work as part of the Philadelphia Center for Architecture exhibit “Green, Urban, Glocal: Student Work from Philadelphia Architecture and Design Schools.” The exhibit runs through Friday, Feb. 22.
Six team projects from the fifth-year comprehensive studios are representing Philadelphia University’s architecture program in this year’s exhibit, which includes innovative projects from five Philadelphia architecture and design schools, including the University of Pennsylvania, Drexel University, Temple University and the University of the Arts, in addition to Philadelphia University.
The theme of this year’s exhibit, “Green, Urban, Glocal,” was selected by the five schools to represent the challenges architects and designers face in today’s world. “Green” represents the environmental responsibility placed on designers; “Urban” reflects the fact that, for the first time in history, more people are living in cities than anywhere else; and “Glocal” represents the philosophy that designers must act locally, but also consider global repercussions.
The Center for Architecture hosted an opening reception on Feb. 7, which included a panel discussion on the exhibit, with comments by David Breiner, director of PhilaU’s architecture program at PhilaU, and other program directors. PhilaU professor Carol Hermann, who is on the board of directors of the American Institute of Architecture Students, moderated a panel discussion on design pedagogy.
The exhibit is free and open to the public from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. The Philadelphia Center for Architecture is located at 1218 Arch St., Philadelphia.