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DesignPhiladelphia Festival at the URBN Center

September 23, 2013

Red and white square DesignPhiladelphia logoDesignPhiladelphia’s 9th annual festival, “EXPERIENCEdesign,” will offer over 100 events;  opportunities to see, touch, smell, hear, and feel the impact of design. As the Westphal College’s contribution, we are hosting an open house event, “Making Spaces,” at the URBN Center (3501 Market St., Philadelphia) on Thursday, Oct. 10 at 6p.m. Our event will include tours of our state-of-the-art Hybrid Making lab, Motion Capture studio, Black Box Theater, computerized knit prototyping studio, and 12,000-garment Historic Costume Collection. Students and faculty will offer demonstrations of 3D printers, laser cutters, and other cutting-edge technology housed in our URBN Center and the URBN Annex. The d&mShop will be popping up in the URBN Center Lobby, giving visitors the opportunity to browse and shop for bespoke items made by students, faculty, staff and alumni. 

Light refreshments will be served. To RSVP, email Lisa Visco ( or call 215-895-1029. For more details, click here to visit DesignPhiladelphia's event page

By experiencing the intersection of design thinking, high-tech fabrication and creativity, those attending our event will come away with a sense of how interdisciplinary collaborations can address important real world problems and create products, spaces, and designs that improve and beautify our everyday lives. Come visit our new design facilities and see for yourself what Philadelphia Inquirer architecture critic Inga Saffron calls “a buzzing, creative hive” and “one of Philadelphia's most thrilling new designs.”