October 1st, 2009 | Events
The exhibit ran from February 5 through March 26, 2010 at the Center for Architecture
Retooling Industrial Sites showcased the work of over 30 design firms in transforming old industrial sites back to productive use and featured inventive examples from Philadelphia and cities across the country. The exhibit was intended as a forum for the growing interest in industrial sites and urban manufacturing and the important role of design in making industry a positive part of urban neighborhoods.
The projects selected for the exhibit represented a diverse mix of built and un-built work from warehouse conversions to brownfield redevelopment to neighborhood master plans which include new factories, office space, schools, housing, interpretive historical sites, and mixed-use development. Also on view, was a series of Jacob Hellman photographs, featuring vacant Philadelphia factories.