Philadelphia Chapter

Chapter Chairs

Amy Rees
Amy Rees
Hannah Olin, Environmental Graphic Designer at Gensler in Washington DC
Hannah Olin
Sara Pasch, Bluecadet
Sara Pasch
Linzi Eggers, Cloud Gehshan Associates
Linzi Eggers
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The Fighting Third, Stephanie Bohl, Drexel University
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SAP America Corporate Headquarters

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Join us as we tour Harry Potter: The Exhibition at the Franklin Institute

We will be met by Abby Bysshe VP, Experiences and Business Development at The Franklin Institute who will provide us some insight as to how the exhibition got to Philadelphia and the logistics behind installing it. Following this brief introduction from Abby, you will be free to enjoy the exhibit -- your SEGD ticket will cover the cost of admission to the exhibit. Following the exhibit, we will meet at a local bar for some drinks and mingling. This event is open to members and non-members, tickets are limited and will sell out quickly... you will not want to miss this one! 

Wednesday, May 4th
5:30-5:45pm: Gather
5:45-6:00pm: Introduction by Abby Bysshe
6:00pm-7:00pm: Enjoy the Exhibition
7:30pm: Drinks and Mingling, Location TBD

Get your ticket HERE
 

More about the Exhibition
This groundbreaking exhibition will celebrate the iconic moments, characters, settings, and beasts as seen in the films and stories of Harry Potter and the Wizarding World using best-in-class immersive design and technology. From the mysteries of Hogwarts™ castle to the antics of its mischievous yet brilliant students; from daring duels to dragons and Dark Arts; from glittering Gringotts™ to the magnificent Ministry of Magic - the exhibition will bring magic to life, connect visitors with the larger global community of fans of the Wizarding World, and reveal the artistry and craftsmanship behind the blockbuster films.

Visitors will get an up-close look at authentic props and original costumes from the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts™ films as they engage with innovative, awe-inspiring, and magical environments and installations in this: the most comprehensive touring exhibition ever presented about the Wizarding World.

 

Are you continually looking for ways in which you and your work can contribute to the betterment of our planet and the environments we live and work in? 

 

Join us for an informative session presented by the International Living Future Institute on Wednesday, March 23rd at 12:00pm EST. They will share sustainability frameworks, how you can use them in your own practice and how we can engage our partners in the conversation. Let's work together to hold ourselves accountable to be good stewards for the future of our planet.

Please register in advance to obtain the zoom link for this free event.

 

About our speaker:

Ren DeCherney was born and raised in Juneau, Alaska. She went as far across the country as she could go to get her undergraduate degree at Smith College in Massachusetts, where she got a degree in Art History and French. She was an interior designer in Juneau for several years, working in a commercial firm and then a residential firm before getting a Masters in Interior Architecture from the University of Oregon.

After graduation she worked in Portland as a designer, where she took her firm PVC-free. She was then the Director of Industry Transparency at Source, where she implemented various features to help designers integrate sustainability criteria into their material selection and specification process. She’s quite possibly the only person who loves talking sustainability but doesn’t like being in nature itself.

More information on the Living Futures Institute can be found here.

The Future of SEPTA: Unpacking Philly's New Transit Wayfinding Master Plan

If you missed this presentation at the November Conference, now's your chance!

In Spring 2020 amidst the onset of COVID-19, the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) set out to improve navigability and increase future ridership of its rail transit network. The solution—a comprehensive overhaul of their rail transit network’s branding and wayfinding—prioritized community input with a focus on those with limited English proficiency and accessibility challenges.

Join SEGD Philly alongside Anna Crider of Entro and Lex Powers of SEPTA as they discuss the process and decision-making behind these monumental changes for Philly's transit system. This event will be hosted on Wednesday, January 26th at 5:30pm. Join us in-person at the Center for Architecture + Design, 1218 Arch Street in Philadelphia, or virtual via zoom. We look forward to seeing you there! 

For more information on this project: https://segd.org/philly-transit-new-wayfinding-master-plan

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-future-of-septa-unpacking-phillys-new-transit-wayfinding-master-plan-tickets-251265119737

 Real Talk: Welcoming Designers Back to the Office Join SEGD Philadelphia for some Real Talk about welcoming designers back to the office post pandemic. Hear from a few local Philly design firms on how they have been thinking and planning to balance creativity, collaboration, flexibility, and remote work. This will be a panel discussion and open forum to share thoughts, ideas, and challenges.

Panelists include:

Kelly Jennings, Studio Director, Exit Design 
Jenn Richey Nicholas, Owner, Pixel Parlour
Deb Breslow, Principal, Corporate Practice Leader, Meyer Design
Jay Hyun, Project Implementation Coordinator, Cloud Gehshan
Tiffany Ford, Head of People Ops, Bluecadet
Ann Marie Greco, Manager of Human Resources, Ballinger

 We will share any data we collect with all those that participate. We hope you can join us as we all navigate these unprecedented times. To register for the event, sign up using this link:https://segd.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcpceqqqDMuE9ygNxX21H_IgivYuWxa1Qw1  We’d also like to thank Designtex for supporting all NE Regional Events.

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