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Design Dialogues: Squaring off on the Roundhouse
Zoom + Center for DesignPhiladelphia (Hybrid Event)
Thursday 15 Feb 2024
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
15 Feb 2024 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Philadelphia’s Police Administration Building is a landmark structure on a large, valuable site. Before the City issues a Roundhouse RFP to developers, we should understand the building’s historic, environmental and design value as a critical precursor to determining its future. This February’s Design Dialogue is a collaboration of AIA Philadelphia’s Historic Preservation Committee, the Committee on the Environment, and the Design Committee. Panelists will discuss the Roundhouse from those three perspectives: What is the environmental impact of demolition vs reuse? Is it good design? In a city whose structures go back to the 1700s, why care about a building from 1962?
Eleanor Sharpe | former Interim Dir of the Dept of Planning and Development
Connect the Dots / Sylvia Garcia-Garcia (5~10 min of community engagement)
Sherman Aronson – Case study of building using CARE tool (10 min of CARE analysis)
Allee Davis | Architectural Historian
Tony Bracali | Drexel AVP Planning, Design & Construction
Sylvia Garcia-Garcia | Connect the Dots
Sherman Aronsonn | COTE Committee
Credits: 1.5 AIA LUs (HSW)
Design Dialogues was started by AIA Philadelphia's Design Committee to raise the level of discussion about design from multiple perspectives, with the intent of building relationships within the profession and across different disciplines throughout the Philadelphia region.
* Please note that this lunch program is a Bring Your Own Lunch program. *