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Delivering high-quality, effective, and inspiring places to live, work, play and learn.
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Learning By Making – Future Practice with Assemble
  August 20 th , 2010 A line of people extends around the block, waiting to be
seated in an abandoned petroleum station turned temporary cinema, “Cineroleum”,
on the hoof. It is a guerilla public space that leverages the transformational
quality of movies t...

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Learning by Making – Human Industry with Aalto
Muuratsalo Courtyard May 31 st , 1940 Finland, along with most
of Europe, is suffering a severe housing crisis due to continued war. Alvar
Aalto escapes to the United States, but continually devises ways to help from
afar. To take advantage of his charisma,...

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Learning by Making – Maybeck's Mistake House
It’s rare that architects are able to experiment with
architecture. It involves risk and the unknown, not anything a building should embrace.
To do this usually means an architect needs to put skin in the game to realize
their aspirations. In this evolving ...

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Bethlehem Christmas Trellis
To kick off the holiday season, SFA worked with volunteers
at Payrow Plaza to construct the city’s inaugural Christmas City Trellis. The
idea was envisioned by SFA in response to the Citizens Christmas City Committee
challenge, “Will you be able to raise mo...

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Material, Process, Product - Repurpose, Recycle, Rethink
Last year,
Spillman Farmer’s entry to the inaugural Playhouse Design Showcase and Competition was awarded
first place. While we were humbled by the recognition, we knew that when this
year’s competition rolled around, we would need to make some changes to m...

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Material, Process, Product - Repurpose, Recycle, Rethink
Last year,
Spillman Farmer’s entry
to the inaugural Playhouse Design Showcase and Competition was awarded
first place. While we were humbled by the recognition, we knew that when this
year’s competition rolled around, we would need to make some changes to m...

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SFA News - SteelStacks Wins Global Award of Excellence
We are excited to announce that Urban Land
Institute (ULI) has selected the SteelStacks Arts and Cultural Campus as a
recipient of their 2014 Global Awards for Excellence.   (credit Paul Warchol Photography Inc. ) The SteelStacks campus is a 10-acre campus
...

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SFA News - ULI Philadelphia Rouse Award for Excellence
Spillman Farmer Architects is pleased to announce that the Urban Land Institute Philadelphia has awarded a Willard G. "Bill" Rouse Award for Excellence to the SteelStacks Arts and Cultural Campus. Our work at the ArtsQuest Center, which recently won an AIA ...

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Material Process Product - A Building That Transcends Time
Last month, it was our honor to be interviewed for the Seaton Hall project at Kansas State’s College of Architecture, Planning, and Design. Seaton Hall, home to K-State’s design school, is a hallmark of the University and one of the oldest buildings on camp...

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On Mushrooms, Part 1: Mycelium Lessons
 detail of "Unimaginable Proof" Jim Toia Architecture has a lot to learn from the intricacies of our
natural world: from scientific thermal properties to all scales of biomimicry,
nature is full of lessons in form, structure, and beauty. Mushrooms, as one o...
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