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April 22, 2010 — Artisit rendering of interior staircases of new URBN center

effrey Scherer, FAIA, Garth Rockcastle, FAIA, and Traci Engel Lesneski, principal architects and interior designers from Architecture and Interior Design firm Meyer, Scherer & Rockcastle, LTD (MS&R) will give a presentation to Westphal students, faculty and staff on their design plans for The URBN Center, the new home of the Westphal College. MS&R, will present on the processes and plans developed over the last year and will give us an inside look at our future academic home on Thursday, April 22th at 6 PM in Stein Auditorium.  The plans include a complete reworking of the 3501 Market St. building into the new home for the college’s programs in Architecture,  Arts Administration, Design & Merchandising, Digital Media, Entertainment & Arts Management, Fashion Design,  Graphic Design, Interior Design, Music Industry and Product Design, as well as for the college’s administrative offices and Historic Costume Collection. There are also plans for the renovation of 3401 Filbert St., which will include an expanded Leonard Pearlstein Gallery, a black box theater and a state of the art screening facility.

3501 Market Street, designed by famed Philadelphia firm Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates, breaks from the tenets of modernism with its iconic facade and is an important building in the history of architecture in Philadelphia. For more information regarding the URBN Center click here.

Event Facts:
What: MS&R URBN Center Presentation
Where: Stein Auditorium , Nesbitt Hall Room 111, 3215 Market Street
When: Thursday, April 22; 6 PM
Cost: Free
More information: 215-895-1029

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