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A Golden Glow For <em>The Inquirer's</em> Saffron

A Golden Glow For The Inquirer’s Saffron

April 15, 2014  |  News

Yesterday, the Pulitzer Prize board announced its 2014 winners. After 15 years with a watchful eye on Philadelphia's built environment, the Inquirer's Inga Saffron won journalism's highest award for criticism > more

The Revolution, Stuck With Stern

The Revolution, Stuck With Stern

April 3, 2014  |  News

Taliban of Architecture be damned! The Philadelphia Art Commission has unanimously approved Robert A.M. Stern's "updated" design for the Museum of the American Revolution, paving the way for construction of its lackluster design > more

No Loss Of Dignity At Tindley Temple

No Loss Of Dignity At Tindley Temple

March 24, 2014  |  News

The AIA has awarded its Landmark Building of the Year for 2014 to Tindley Temple, the historic African American church on the Avenue of the Arts. The award is for more than architecture. It comes just as church officials are exploring strategies to survive > more

Dual Five-Story Projects Signify Brewerytown's Evolution

Dual Five-Story Projects Signify Brewerytown’s Evolution

March 21, 2014  |  News

In Brewerytown, two new five-story projects across Girard Avenue from each other aim to 'make a statement.' Brad Maule previews the Braverman Building and Girard27 > more

Fate In Balance, Historical Commission To Hear Boyd Theater Case Friday

Fate In Balance, Historical Commission To Hear Boyd Theater Case Friday

March 13, 2014  |  News

Preservation advocates had hoped an anonymous donor's offer to purchase the historic Boyd Theater would save its stunning Art Deco auditorium. But iPic Theaters has continued to fight for its plan to install eight movie screens and an Italian restaurant in the building > more