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John C. Anderson Apartments Wins National Architecture Award

Philadelphia’s only senior LGBT housing center, the John C. Anderson Apartments, was just named one of 10 winners of The American Institute of Architects (AIA) 2015 […]

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Nathaniel Popkin and Diana Lind on Architecture

NATHANIEL: The Athenaeum made both of our lists of favorite buildings in Philadelphia. What is it you like about it? DIANA: The Athenaeum is like […]


Hugh Newall Jacobsen’s Meadowbrook Home Hits Market for the First Time

In 1998, Hugh Newell Jacobsen designed Life Magazine’s dream house. In the early ’80s, he designed Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis’s Martha’s Vineyard manse. Somewhere in between […]


Comment of the Week: Kanye’s Arrogance May Be the Problem

“I don’t know if the snicker had as much to do with Kanye’s race as much as it had to do with his extremely long […]


Celebrate Frank Furness, a Philadelphia Legend, at Local Restaurants

With that mustache, he’d fit right in in Fishtown This year marks 100 years since the death of famous Philadelphia architect Frank Furness. Furness’ designs […]


Inga Saffron On Le Bec Fin’s Interior

Philadelphia Inquirer architecture critic Inga Saffron weighs in on the new Le Bec-Fin. Though she doesn’t touch on the food, she does deliver food for […]