Pittsburgh's Festival of Lights Extends Footprint
Building façades were transformed into large-scale works of art by French, German, and local artists from Oct. 10 to Nov. 20, 2008, during the Pittsburgh 250 Festival of Lights. The event, introduced in 2007, is designed to coincide with visual and performance art schedules in an effort to...
Philadelphia—The Avenue of the Arts is about to get a little longer, according to Carl Dranoff, founder and CEO of Dranoff Properties.
Reintegrating Public Housing
PHILADELPHIA- The Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA) had an aesthetic and social vision for the redevelopment of the Schuylkill Falls public housing site.
Cira Centre, Philadelphia
The Cira Centre sits across the Schuylkill River from Center City in Philadelphia, expanding the downtown skyline. The challenge for New York City–based Cline Bettridge Bernstein Lighting Design (CBBLD) was deciding how best to illuminate this “crystalline glass structure that was in no way like a...
Developers Discover Downtown Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh—Joe Caro had been looking for a place to develop a project for about two years. He searched up and down the East Coast, from Maine to Key West, looking for the right opportunity.
Master Plan | Philadelphia
Innovative urban lighting plans are revitalizing the form and character of the center city district.
Philadelphia Turns to Housing
PHILADELPHIA - About once a month, Milton Pratt gets an invitation to visit a vacant lot or field of rubble in North Philadelphia.
HARRISBURG—Pennsylvania’s competition for low-income housing tax credits (LIHTCs) will encourage projects in underserved housing markets and discourage new development in outer-ring suburbs.
High Rents Rescue Condos
Philadelphia—In April, after being on the market for a full year, only 50 of the 128 condominiums at Venice Lofts had buyers who had signed sales agreements, and the pace of sales had slowed to a crawl.
Philly Student Wins Luraline Design Competition
The winner of Luraline's sixth-annual "It's Your Light" student design competition is Philadelphia University architecture student Bryan Giroux for his entry, a sculpture of light called "Flux". The wall-mounted LED fixture delivers controllable indirect light dispersion and a small amount of...