Required Reading

Our AIA Convention 2016 reader

The Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution were both debated and signed in Independence Hall, built in 1732. It is part of Independence National Historical Park, which spans over 55 acres on 20 city blocks in the historic district of the City of Philadelphia. (J. Fusco for Visit Philadelphia)

We’ve collected all the articles that can help you get caught-up before the convention—on Philly, on the AIA, and on the myriad speakers. Dive in!

  1. Denise Scott Brown on the unknown history of architecture and planning at the University of Pennsylvania
  2. The challenge of preserving architectural heritage in Philadephia
  3. (Re)Working Architecture (May 20) at the AIA Convention 2016
  4. A new future for Old City: Vision2026 puts Philadelphians, not tourists, first
  5. Vanna Venturi House to be preserved by new buyer
  6. The National Park Service releases guide to the cultural landscapes of Philadelphia
  7. SHoP and West 8 reveal plans for Philadelphia “Innovation Neighbrhood” at Drexel University
  8. Does Snøhetta’s design for a new library at Temple University spell the end of books?
  9. Neri Oxman, the Architecture League of New York Emerging Voices Winner
  10. The American Institute of Architects has chosen ten firms for the 2016 Housing Awards

  11. Here’s how Morris Adjmi’s ghostly aluminum carbon copy of a warehouse in Tribeca is shaping up
  12. How landscape architects Nelson Byrd Woltz are building a “soil sandwich” to keep plants from cooking at Hudson Yards’ rail-yard-topping Public Square
  13. SILO AR+D, the Architecture League of New York Emerging Voices Winner
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