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Creating Schuylkill Yards

October 5, 2016

On Thursday, October 13th, The Department of Architecture & Interiors’ Arfaa Lecture will feature Harris Steinberg, Distinguished Teaching Professor and the Executive Director of the Lindy Institute for Urban Innovation, and Gerard Sweeney, President of Brandywine Realty Trusts for a panel discussion entitled Town and Gown: Creating Schuylkill Yards, focusing on the major development plans for West Philadelphia being led by Drexel in partnership with Brandywine. Starting at 6:30pm in the Mandell Theater, Ryan Lovett of SHoP Architects will be on the panel which will address the development of the Schuylkill Yards through the eyes of designers, the developer, and the perspective of our University. This event is being presented as part of our presence in this year’s DesignPhiladelphia.

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. The DesignPhiladelphia Festival emerged in 2005 to identify, celebrate and raise the profile of this city’s 50,000+ creative economy. For more information about the many events throughout the week click here