September 23, 2021
5:30 – 8:30 PM

25th Anniversary Celebration at Bartram’s Garden

Honoring Sam Katz

June 9, 2021
5:30 – 6:30 PM

2021 Preservation Achievement Awards

A Virtual Presentation

Photo by SSM Photography

 April 28, 2021
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Virtual Panel Discussion

Understanding Philadelphia’s Home Repair Programs

The City of Philadelphia operates several programs designed to help homeowners maintain their properties and remain in their homes. Join us as we gather several experts on these programs to explain how they work and the impact they are having.

February 23 – April 27, 2021

Building Philadelphia Speaker Series

Building Philadelphia: Architecture, History, & Politics

January 27, 2021
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM Virtual Presentation and Discussion

Preserving African American Places: Growing Preservation’s Potential as a Path for Equity

Last October, the National Trust for Historic Preservation released its report “Preserving African American Places: Growing Preservation’s Potential as a Path for Equity,” as an initiative of the African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund. On Wednesday, January 27th at Noon, join representatives of the National Trust for a virtual presentation and discussion of the report’s findings and conclusions.

December 2, 2020
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Historic Tax Credits Legislation

Join experts from the National Trust Community Investment Corporation and the Historic Tax Credit Coalition to learn more about a proposal to strengthen the Federal Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit (HTC) now pending in Washington. 

October – November 2020
6:00 – 7:30 PM

Preserving Philadelphia Fall Speaker Series

November 18, 2020
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Historic Preservation Incentives in Other Cities

Learn from an expert panel about municipal incentives for preservation available in Baltimore, Chicago, and New Orleans.

September 23, 2020
5:30 – 6:30 PM

2020 Preservation Achievement Awards

Photo by SSM Photography

March 2 – July 7, 2020

Building Philadelphia Speaker Series

Building Philadelphia: Architecture, History, & PoliticsJuly 7

February 27, 2020
8:30 – 10:30 AM

Preservation Zoning Reform in Philadelphia

A panel discussion about several new zoning regulations favorable to the adaptive re-use of historic buildings.

March 31, 2020
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Designation Celebration

5829 Wissahickon Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19144

December 10, 2019
7:30 – 9:30 AM

Sustainability & Historic Preservation

September 28, 2019
6:00 – 9:00 PM

2019 Architectural Dinner at the Philadelphia Lazaretto

September 20, 2019
8:00 – 10:00 AM

Urban Archaeology


June 5, 2019
5:30 – 8:30 PM

2019 Preservation Achievement Awards

Accepting NOMINATIONS now!
Photo by SSM Photography

May 16, 2019
7:30 – 9:30 AM

Learning About Preservation Easements

Learn about how preservation easements work and how they can benefit property owners and the community.

Earn CLE and AIA CE Credits

March 3 – April 4, 2019 Mondays and Wednesdays, 6 PM – 8 PM

Building Philadelphia Speaker Series

Building Philadelphia: Architecture, History, & Politics

March 5, 2019
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Designation Celebration

137 Berkley Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144

February 26, 2019
7:30 – 9:30 AM

Understanding Opportunity Zones

The federal Opportunity Zone program, created in 2018, promises to open new sources of financing within distressed communities.  Join us to learn about the program and the impact it may have from our panel of experts.A Q&A session will follow the panel discussion.

Earn CLE and AIA CE Credits

December 3, 2018 3:30 PM – 6:00 PM

Affordable Housing and Historic Preservation Seminar

Join us as we bring together an expert panel to address multiple aspects of the intersection between affordable housing and historic preservation including: adaptive re-use opportunities; multi-family developments; and the preservation of the ubiquitous Philadelphia rowhouse. A Q&A session will follow the panel discussion.

Earn CLE and AIA CE Credits

Saturday, September 22, 2018
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

2018 Architectural Oktoberfest Dinner

From Ortlieb’s to KieranTimberlake

Limited to 80 people, special guests and sponsors will enjoy a one-of-a-kind evening at the offices of internationally acclaimed architecture firm, KieranTimberlake. Winner of the 2017 Preservation Alliance Grand Jury Award, the renovated offices are located in the former Ortlieb’s bottling plant in Northern Liberties.

September 18, 2018
7:30 AM – 9:30 AM

Philadelphia’s 10-Year Tax Abatement Program

Join us as we bring together an expert panel to discuss and debate the impact that Philadelphia’s tax abatement has had on our city’s economy and built environment, particularly on historic buildings.

Earn 1.5 CLE Credits

June 20, 2018
7:30 AM – 9:30 AM

Exploring Act 135

Join this panel of experts and learn about PA Act 135, the Abandoned and Blighted Property Conservatorship Act, an increasingly popular and powerful tool that is being used by neighbors, community organizations, and developers to address the problem of persistently vacant and blighted buildings around Philadelphia and across the state. 

Earn 1.5 CLE Credits

June 6, 2018
5:30 – 8:30 PM

2018 Preservation Achievement Awards

Join us to celebrate the outstanding achievements of this years’ award winners.

May 10, 2018
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Location: Studebaker Showroom, 667 N Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123

YFPA’s 5th Annual In With the Old Benefit Party

The Young Friends of the Preservation Alliance (YFPA) is excited to announce the 5th annual In With the Old benefit party! Enjoy beer by Love City Brewing and cocktails featuring Bluecoat Gin and Stateside Vodka (all drinks are included with the purchase of a ticket). We’ll also be providing hors d’oeuvres and Steve Ferrell will be spinning out live tunes all night. Don’t forget to bring cash for the multiple raffle prizes! Oh, and we almost forgot about the excellent dessert table provided by Termini Brothers Bakery! Proceeds from the event support YFPA’s newest preservation advocacy campaign, Legacy Businesses.Enjoy

April 3, 2018
7:30 AM – 9:30 AM

Exploring Historic Tax Credits

Join us for this presentation featuring industry experts and government officials as they explore opportunities, resources, and solutions for developing and financing projects using the historic tax credit in the Philadelphia region and look at the impact of the Tax Reform Bill on the HTC.

Earn 1.5 CLE Credits

March 13, 2018
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Designation Celebration

Philadelphia History Museum at the Atwater Kent
15 S. 7th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

November 8, 2017
6PM – 8PM

Expanding History: Philadelphia’s Postwar Public Schools

Join us at the Albert M. Greenfield School (2200 Chestnut Street) for a discussion of Philadelphia’s historic post-WWII public schools. The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission is working on expanding its inventory of Philadelphia public schools to include those constructed and expanded between the years 1938-1980, a fascinating period of American architecture with such distinctive styles as Art Moderne, International Style, and Brutalism. An expert panel will discuss the work and research completed to date, how the inventory can be used by school overseers and developers alike, and possible approaches to maintenance and adaptation of these important educational spaces.

Free event. Registration requested.

September 23, 2017

Kahn/Venturi – A Special Evening

Please join us for an elegant evening at the Vanna Venturi House designed by Robert Venturi and the Margaret Esherick House designed by Louis I. Kahn, hosted by the owners. Attendance is limited, registration is required.

June 7, 2017

2017 Preservation Achievement Awards

Learn about the winning projects; enjoy photos and videos from the event; view our sponsors.