Building Philadelphia Speaker Series

Mondays and Wednesdays, 6 PM – 8 PM 
March 2 – April 1, 2020

Building Philadelphia: Architecture, History, & Politics

at
National Park Service Theater
Independence Visitor Center
599 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Join us as renowned local architects, urban planners, curators, and historians explore the political, economic, and design trends that drove Philadelphia’s development. Topics include major urban planning projects such as the Benjamin Franklin Parkway and Society Hill, our world-class collection of architectural styles, and Philadelphia’s industrial history.

Discounted pricing for full series
$175 | Series Pass  
$150 | Early Bird Special (through Feb. 3)
$100 | Alliance Member Series Pass
$75 | College Student Series Pass
Free | High School Student Series Pass

Tickets to individual talks now available – Tickets links in Speaker Schedule
$25 | General Admission, at the door
$20 | General Admission, advanced sales

$15 | Alliance Member 
$10 | College Student 
Free | High School Student

2020 Speakers & Topics  

• Mon, March 02 – Andrew Murphy – William Penn and the Founding of the City – More info & tickets…
• Wed, March 04 – Emma Lapsansky-Werner – The City as an Organism of Transition – More info & tickets…
• Mon, March 09 – Bruce Laverty – The Victorian City – More info & tickets…
• Wed, March 11 – Elizabeth Milroy – Assembling Fairmount Park, 1844 – 1926 – More info & tickets…
• Mon, March 16 – Francesca Ammon – The Urban Renewal of Society Hill – More info & tickets…
• Wed, March 18 – Domenic Vitiello – Workshop of the World – More info & tickets…
• Mon, March 23 – Alan Greenberger – Modernism and the Philadelphia School – More info & tickets…
Wed, March 25 – Cynthia MacLeod – The Creation of Independence National Historical Park – More info & tickets…
• Mon, March 30 – Douglas Mooney & Jed Levin – The Hidden City: Archaeology of Philadelphia – More info & tickets…
• Wed, April 01 – Paul Levy – The Future of the City More info & tickets…

Schedule subject to change based on speaker availability. Tickets and passes are non-refundable but may be transferred to a third party.

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