May 6-10: Rem Koolhaas film | POP fundraiser | Planning the Modern City | Homeowner workshops | Ted Flato

From contemporary architecture and sustainable design, hands-on workshops to planning history, and a benefit for city orchards – there’s plenty to do this week.

FILM: Architecture in Film: Rem Koolhaas: A Kind of Architect

Monday, May 6, 6:30pm, film starts at 7pm. Center for Architecture, 1218 Arch Street. Architecture in Film, hosted by John DeFazio, architect and Associate Professor at Drexel University, continues this month with a 2008 film about contemporary architect Rem Koolhaas. $10 donation requested at the door.

FUNDRAISER: Philadelphia Orchard Project Happy Hour

Tuesday, May 7, 5:30-8:30pm, Elephant and Castle Pub and Restaurant, 1800 Market Street. Help raise money for the Philadelphia Orchard Project at this socially conscious happy hour. 100% of the proceeds benefit POP. $10 will get you one drink and appetizers while they last.

LECTURE: BUILDING PHILADELPHIA: Planning the Modern City – the Parkway and Society Hill

Tuesday, May 7, 6-8pm, Center for Architecture, 1218 Arch Street. As part of the 10-part lecture series about the architecture, history and politics of Philadelphia, Penn architectural historian David Brownlee will discuss Philadelphia’s modern evolution, focusing on the Parkway and Society Hill. Individual lectures cost $20, $15 for AIA and Preservation Alliance members, $10 for students/AIA Associates. Register online.

WORKSHOP: Masonry and Pointing

Tuesday, May 7, 6:30-8:30pm, The Woodlands, 4000 Woodland Avenue. Learn the finer points of caring for historic masonry systems with staff from the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia and the Fairmount Park Historic Preservation Trust. The workshop is geared at owners of historic homes. 

WORKSHOP: Maintaining Historic Porches

Wednesday, May 8, 6:30-8pm, Thomas Mansion, 6245 Wissahickon Avenue. Learn how to care for historic porches at this workshop led by staff from the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia and the Fairmount Park Historic Preservation Trust.

LECTURE: 2013 Loius I. Kahn Memorial Lecture Featuring Ted Flato, FAIA

Thursday, May 9, 5:30-7:30pm, Penn Museum, 3620 South Street. Ted Flato, FAIA, of LakeFlato Architects in San Antonio, TX, has received wide acclaim both nationally and internationally for his sustainable designs which incorporate indigenous building forms and materials and respond to the context of their landscape. Reception and lecture: $75,  $50 for AIA/Center for Architecture members. Lecture only: $30 for public, members, $15 for AIA Associate members, students. Purchase tickets in advance online.

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