Architecture & Design

We Built This City: The Know-It-All Guide to Philadelphia Architecture

From Federal-style landmarks to the visionaries redrawing our skyline, consider this your Philly architecture primer — past, present and future.


The Pine Building at Pennsylvania Hospital | Photo by Will Figg

Philly’s 8 Most Important Buildings for Architecture

And why they play a role in Philly’s architectural history. Read more »

Past and Present: Philadelphia’s All-Star Architects

It’s the who’s who of Philly architecture, then and now. Read more »

Get Your Arch On

Here’s how to go from noob to nerd in four easy steps. Read more »

Philly Gets Schooled

Was there really a “Philadelphia School of Architecture”? Izzy Kornblatt and Jason Tang — two students who organized an exhibit at Penn on this very topic — make their case. Read more »


First published as “We Built This City” in the November 2017 issue of Philadelphia magazine.