2020 Festival | DesignPhiladelphia

2020 Festival



In DesignPhiladelphia's 15th year, we celebrate design at TWO FestivalHubs with our community and the general public in Philadelphia!

DesignPhiladelphia takes over Cherry Street Pier


One of the newest public spaces in Philadelphia along the Delaware River waterfront, Cherry Street Pier will be filled with experiential design installations and our Best In Design showcase of innovative design solutions by local talent.

Best In Emerging Design

This juried challenge features regional designers and design companies showcasing their innovative, design solutions being produced right here in the greater Philadelphia region.

The 2019 Festival featured installations by...



Newton Brown Urban Design

University of the Arts

AIA Philadelphia

Temple University

Coscia Moos Architecture + Kest & Hood

Hemp House on Wheels

Drexel University

Claudia Mills Design

The Paper Source

Stuart Weitzman School of Design




Center for Architecture and Design Hub


Our Center City FestivalHub location, the Center for Architecture and Design dedicated to year-round programming of architecture and design for professionals, the public, and children, will be an inspirational site for exhibitions, symposiums, talks, hands-on workshops, and other programming. DesignPhiladelphia curated exhibitions and installations at the Center include:

Design is Inclusive

An exhibition highlighting the varied backgrounds of local designers and what proud Philadelphia neighborhood their work or studio reigns from. Festival attendees and our young audience of future designers are encouraged to preview their medium and their stories.