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  • Bethel Burying Ground

    Bethel Burying Ground Final Round Selection

    The City of Philadelphia and the Bethel Burying Ground Historic Site Memorial Committee are commissioning a public art memorial to recognize and celebrate the African Americans buried at the historic Bethel Burying Ground, located beneath Weccacoe Playground in Queen Village. The City and the Committee selected four public art memorial design concepts to choose from…
  • Mindy Fullilove

    Edmund N. Bacon Urban Design Awards

    The Edmund N. Bacon Urban Design Awards (EBUDA), Dr. Mindy Fullilove, Student Question and Answer event with selected students in the Community College of Philadelphia. Unique with this event the EBUDA committee arranged for Dr. Fullilove to speak directly to the a group of selected students from the Community College of Philadelphia's Architecture, Design & Construction Department.…
  • Diverse by Design

    Diverse by Design: Careers in Architecture

    East Coast Executives & Brandywine Realty Trust hosted a discussion on diversity, equity and inclusion in Architecture including a tribute to Julian Abele. This panel of leaders in the field of Architecture discussed Architecture and Design careers and actionable measures to advance diversity. Moderator: Michael Spain, Director of Design Education at Center for Architecture and…
  • EPiC Firm

    2020 EPiC Awards

    IS-DG loves the EPiC initiative from AIA Pennsylvania. EPiC Firms are recognized for their work in assisting Emerging Professionals in Architecture. We are committed to making this an integral practice at IS-DG. This year’s awards were announced during the virtual presentation on Thursday November 19, 2020. For the complete video, click HERE (the EPiC recognition is at…

  • Council for Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat

    CTBUH Philadelphia Chapter Presents: Public Common Space

    Free online webinar, Wednesday, November 4th, 2020 The Philadelphia Chapter of the Council for Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat together with the Weitzman School of Design at the University of Pennsylvania has assembled a panel of thought leaders for a symposium to address the history, future and current events surrounding PUBLIC COMMON SPACE. The discussion…
  • Award Winning Historical Renovation in Rittenhouse

    2122 Locust Street Featured in the Architect Magazine

    Thank you to Architect Magazine on their recent article abut the work we were a part of for 2122 Locust Street. From a terrible fire, a gorgeous building was reborn. Winner of 2019 Grand Jury Prize from the Preservation Alliance of Greater Philadelphia. Photography by Sam Oberter.
  • Diverse Force on Boards

    DiverseForce On Boards

    Empowering Professionals of Color to Serve Effectively on Boards The DiverseForce On Boards program is a collaborative executive education program run by Diverse Force and University of Pennsylvania ImapctEd. The program addresses the lack of racial/ethnic diversity on nonprofit boards and trains professionals of color on board governance and to facilitate their placement on governing…
  • Elizabeth Mills Brown

    Elizabeth Mills Brown Award

    Ian was honored to serve as a judge for the 2020 Elizabeth Mills Brown Award. The award is presented by AIA Connecticut and Preservation Connecticut and recognizes projects that are noteworthy both as respectful preservation of historic places and as excellent architectural designs. The award is named for the architectural historian and preservationist Elizabeth Mills…
  • Dignity in Design Coffee Talk

    Dignity in Design Coffee Talk

    Ian recently participated in a Black Design Professionals Coffee Talk Dignity in Design on June18th with the IIDA PA/NJ/DE Chapter. The question asked to the attendees was "How do you think your company/ leadership at your firm can better contribute to impacting Black employees/ aspiring professionals within their organizations?" to which the panelists discussed various…
  • David Adjaye & Ian Smith

    Charter High School for Architecture and Design Commencement

    Ian had the honor of being one of the speakers with the Commencement Address for the final C.H.A.D. (Charter High School for Architecture + Design). Along with Sir David Adjaye, Principal of Adjaye Associates, they were both awe inspired by the accomplishments of the students and look forward to what these graduates will accomplish. Congratulations…