October 17-30, 2008. Daily, 11:00-7:00. 313 South Broad Street at Spruce, Philadelphia


Saturday, October 18th

The University of the Arts
CBS Auditorium in Hamilton Hall
320 South Broad Street (across from the exhibition lot)

2:00 - 3:15pm

Prefabs in the Community
Join us for presentations from two visiting architects: Geoff Warner, AIA of Alchemy Architects in St. Paul, MN; Dan Rockhill, JL Constant Distinguished Professor of Architecture and director of Studio 804 at the University of Kansas, and principal of Rockhill & Associates in Lawrence, KS. Each will discuss their unique modular programs and successes with this chosen method of construction, particularly as an affordable and environmentally-friendly solution to land vacancy and community revitalization. Q&A led by PeiLin Chen, Diamond and Associates

3:45 - 5:00pm

Sustainable Strategies for the Urban Infrastructure
In addition to architecture, A Clean Break touches upon additional components identified with a sustainable city: urban food production and bicycle culture. Share the visions and experiences, the up-hill battles and successes of these Philadelphians working to make a difference. Environmental concerns may be the primary force for these efforts, but the impact on community renewal is equally compelling.

Moderator: Bruce Schimmel, City Paper
Spencer Finch — Director of Sustainable Development Programs, Pennsylvania Environmental Council, Philadelphia
Alex Doty — Executive Director, Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia
Mary Seton Corboy — Founder and President, Greensgrow Farm & Nursery, Philadelphia

Wednesday, October 22nd

The University of the Arts
CBS Auditorium in Hamilton Hall
320 South Broad Street (across from the exhibition lot)


Join us for a presentation from Teresita Cochran, Samuel Cochran and Ben Howes, the principles of Sustainably Minded Interactive Technology, LLC, of their expanding system of photovoltaic and piezoelectric technology called GROW.

Saturday, October 25th

Broad Street Ministry
315 South Broad Street (enter through the exhibition lot)

2:00 - 3:15pm

Innovation in Affordable Housing
One of the intentions of A Clean Break is to encourage the accessibility of modern, relevant design. Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia is shaking things up with the construction of a prefab home designed by Gans Studio and dArchitects (who together also recently designed prefab housing for ACORN in New Orleans). Elemental's progressive stance towards social housing in Chile puts architects in charge, providing design innovation to the management of issues surrounding a growing urban population. May the comparison of practices and policies support the advancement of the quality of affordable housing.

Moderator: Beth Miller — Executive Director, Community Design Collaborative, Philadelphia
Deborah Gans, AIA — Principal, Gans Studio, New York
James Dart, AIA — Principal, dArchitects, New York
David Feldman — Executive Director, Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia
Juan Ignacio Cerda — Architect, Elemental, Santiago

3:30 - 4:45pm

Deliberate Development
New construction transforms the character of a city, an investment that occupies a physical and psychological footprint for many years to come. Let's pay attention. The panelists here are going beyond business as usual and shaping innovation and sustainability in urban residential development. Each plays a different role in taking advantage of prefab components — designer, developer, dealer — all to purposeful effect.

Moderator: Harris Steinberg, AIA — Director, Penn Praxis / UPenn School of Design, Philadelphia
Brian Phillips, AIA — Principal, Interface Studio Architects, Philadelphia
Chad Ludeman — President, Postgreen, Philadelphia
Peter LaBonte — Founder and President, Modern Modular, Brooklyn

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