Pittsburgh-Area Neighborhood Walking Tours
Apr
21
to Oct 20

Pittsburgh-Area Neighborhood Walking Tours

Explore seven different city and county neighborhoods with docents from the Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation. Each tour is offered on several dates. For meeting locations and details, visit www.phlf.org; click on Tours & Events. Tour fees: PHLF members $10 per person; non-members $35 per person (includes a one-year complimentary membership). Advance paid reservations are required: marylu@phlf.org or 412-471-5808, ext. 527.

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Free Guided Walking Tours in Downtown Pittsburgh and Oakland
May
4
to Oct 26

Free Guided Walking Tours in Downtown Pittsburgh and Oakland

Fridays: May through October
Two different free guided walking tours are offered each month: one from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. and another from Noon to 1:00 p.m. Join us for one, or both. The tours feature seven different areas in Downtown Pittsburgh and two areas in the city’s Oakland neighborhood. Advance reservations are appreciated:marylu@phlf.org; 412-471-5808, ext. 527.

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PHLF- Special Tours
Jun
7
to Aug 30

PHLF- Special Tours

Downtown’s Best: special places and spaces in a 21/2-hour walk
Thursdays, June through August
9:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Advance paid reservations are required: $20 per person, including guidebook
Tour the heart of Downtown Pittsburgh to see more than 25 architectural landmarks, spectacular interiors, and significant urban spaces. Hear how Pittsburgh developed from a military outpost in the 18th century to a beautiful, walk-able, and livable 21st-century city.
Meeting Location: 9:45 a.m., Grant Street and Fourth Avenue, outdoor plaza at One Oxford Centre
Contact: marylu@phlf.org; 412-471-5808, ext. 527
This tour can also be offered by appointment.

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2018 DiscoverDesign Competition
Aug
1
to Nov 30

2018 DiscoverDesign Competition

The Chicago Architecture Foundation is proud to announce the official timeline for the 2018 National DiscoverDesign Competition!

Competition timeline

August 1: Challenge announced
September 4: Registration opens
October 31: Registration closes
November 30: Project submission deadline
December 12: Jury Day
December 17: Winners announced

Stay tuned for more information about this year’s challenge for the DiscoverDesign competition! All winners will receive certificates and cash prizes.

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Doors Open Pittsburgh
Oct
6
to Oct 7

Doors Open Pittsburgh

Doors Open Pittsburgh is an annual two-day event that provides unique access to explore and experience a collection of iconic, and newly designed buildings in select neighborhoods of Pittsburgh.

This year, Doors Open Pittsburgh will be showcasing Downtown and the North Side.

Returning this year will be the Insider Tours – thematic, traditional tour experiences with a unique twist.

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M3: Cardboard (Ages 5-10)
Jul
14
1:00 PM13:00

M3: Cardboard (Ages 5-10)

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Become a cardboard architect at this week's M3 workshop! Join Guest Expert Samantha Weaver of the Architecture Learning Network as she shows us how to to design, prototype, and build the structures of our wildest dreams. Learn about cardboard as you bend it, break it, fasten it, and fashion it into a magical feat of environmentally-friendly engineering!

M3 (Materials, Media, and Me) is Assemble’s summertime Saturday program, running from 1pm-3pm. It’s a free workshop for kids ages 5-10 to get to know the material world around them! M3 uses an educational approach known as STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math). STEAM-based learning explores the similar ways that scientists, makers and artists approach projects. At M3, students learn through experience as local experts guide them through the design process. Each week, a different artist or technologist will introduce a material, show students how they use the material, and lead them through a project.

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PROJECT PIPELINE
Jul
7
to Jul 8

PROJECT PIPELINE

The National Organization of Minority Architects has created a summer STEM program entitled, Project Pipeline Architectural Summer Camp. Project Pipeline serves, in part, as NOMA’s solution to increasing the number of underrepresented minorities pursuing careers in architecture. This year, NOMA PGH will host the first Project Pipeline Architecture Camp in Pittsburgh for 6th – 8th graders. Students entering the 9th grade in the Fall of 2018 are also welcome to attend.

 

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Landmarks + Row House Cinema Film Series
Jun
29
7:30 PM19:30

Landmarks + Row House Cinema Film Series

Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation is pleased to partner with Row House Cinema in Lawrenceville in screening architecture and urban design films. This is in addition to PHLF's ongoing education programs like city and neighborhood walking tours, and events offered at the Landmarks Preservation Resource Center.

A documentary about the Minnesota Experimental City project, a futuristic attempt to solve urban problems by creating a full-size city from scratch in the isolated woods of northern Minnesota. At the heart of the story is a renowned scientist, inventor and comic-strip author Athelstan Spilhaus, who dreams of a new kind of planned city – a truly experimental city that continuously changes to find workable urban solutions. It was a compelling vision, with powerful backers, hundreds of experts, and its own state agency. But not everyone fell in line with this newfangled vision for the future.

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