The 2011 Philadelphia Knight Arts Challenge given by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

“A $100,000 matching grant recognizing extraordinary arts projects that are inspired by the City of Philadelphia”

The 2009 Big Vision Award given by the Philadelphia City Paper in its “Big Vision Issue”

“…to people, groups and institutions who’ve had a killer year, and whose trajectories portend bright futures for themselves — and for the city.”

The 2010 Henry J. Magaziner EFAIA Award given by the American Institute of Architects (AIA), Philadelphia Chapter

“recognizing an individual or organization outside the fields of preservation and design that has made a significant contribution to the preservation of the built environment”

 “Best Gathering of 2009” given by

“for the festival or gathering that brought people together better than any other”



In summer 2011, WHYY’s Elizabeth Perez-Luna produced a segment on Hidden City founder Thaddeus Squire for the radio series “This I Believe” that can be heard HERE.

“Whatever form it takes going forward, Hidden City will remain valuable for giving local and international artists a source of new inspiration, and the cobwebbed corners of Philly’s architecture orphans new life.”

— Shaun Brady, Philadelphia City Paper

“…Hidden City’s performance sites not only revealed their secret pleasures to viewers but also presented themselves as a powerful constellation of art, architecture, history and lived human experience.”

— Jonathan Stein, The Broad Street Review

“…Hidden City…has produced a new monument on the Philadelphia art scene, indeed, one that deserves credit on a far wider scale…. It is hard to recall an artistic endeavor in Philadelphia that has generated as much stimulation and buzz as Hidden City.”

— Peter Burwasser, Philadelphia City Paper