March 5-9: PCPC considers Master Plan for the Central Delaware, John Dixon Hunt, Building Philadelphia

Architecture in Film Series: The Architecture of Doom

Monday, March 5, 6:30pm, screening begins at 7:15. Philadelphia Center for Architecture, 1218 Arch Street. The Architecture of Doom is a 1989 documentary explores the extraordinary tension between the beauty in the Third Reich’s architecture and Hitler’s evil purpose. John DeFazio, AIA (Architect & Associate Professor at Drexel University) and Nick Grouch, Assoc. AIA host the film series each month. Films begin with a discussion of the relevant themes and elements to notice during the screening and are followed by an informal discussion. Films are generally shown on the first Monday of each month Come at 6:30pm before every film for a wine and cheese reception. $5-$10 suggested donation at door.

Creating Healthy Communities through Active Design

Tuesday, March 6, Noon. Center for Architecture, 1218 Arch Street. Join Baani Singh, LEED and Green Development Coordinator for NYC’s Active Design Program, for a presentation about how architectural and urban design can improve public health by increasing physical activity. Register online. $20, free for AIA/CFA Members.

Master Plan for the Central Delaware at Philadelphia City Planning Commission

Tuesday, March 6, 1pm. Montgomery Auditorium, Free Library Central Branch, 19th and Vine Streets. Depending on who you ask the City Planning Commission will adopt the Master Plan for the Central Delaware. Whether the plan will be adopted or accepted, entirely or in part, is up for debate. Also up for consideration will be a new Waterfront Zoning Overlay. It’s going to be a biggie, be there if you can.

Building Philadelphia: Penn’s Plan

Tuesday, March 6, 6-8pm. Center for Architecture, 1218 Arch Street. Building Philadelphia: Architecture, History & Politics is a 10-part lecture series by local scholars, running every Tuesday from March 6-May 8. John Andrew Gallery, Executive Director of the Preservation Alliance of Greater Philadelphia, will begin the series with a talk about William Penn’s plan for his “greene country towne.” Tickets for the whole series cost $250, or $200 for members, or $100 for students. Individual lectures cost $25, $20 for members, or $15 for students. Register online.

John Dixon Hunt: A World of Gardens

Wednesday, March 7, 5:30pm. Athenaeum of Philadelphia., 219 S. 6th Street. Penn Professor John Dixon Hunt’s newest book, A World of Gardens, looks at gardens and landscapes in all sizes and guises, and seeks to explain both their cultural contexts as well as their designs. Hunt will be giving a book talk at the Athenaeum, followed by a reception and book signing. RSVP to Susan Gallo at (215) 925-2688 $10, free for Athenaeum Members. Registration required.


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