Commentary: Get the Plaza right
January 2009- Kiki's commentary on Dilworth Plaza is published on Plan Philly. (Click to read commentary)
Zoning 101 -- lessons for Philadelphia
September 2010- Kiki's opinion piece on zoning is published on Plan Philly. (Click to read)
April 2011- Rachel presented at the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia's Homeowner Workshop. A series of workshops for homeowners of older and historic homes where attendees have the opportunity to learn from a broad variety of preservation professionals on a range of topics including: working with architects and contractors; roofing on historic buildings; historic windows; and masonry and pointing.
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June 2011- Kiki served as an invited professional for the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society's (PHS) Residential Stormwater Management Policy Discussion. A discussion for homeowners to learn effect implementation of stormwater practices, current barriers and incentives to retrofits.
(Click to visit the PHS website)
Art by Architects
October 2011- Rachel is coordinating The Philadelphia Center for Architecture's fifth annual Art by Architects (AxA) fundraising exhibit, to be held at the Philadelphia Center for Architecture from October 24 to November 18, 2011. All artwork will be for sale and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Center for Architecture's educational and other outreach programs.
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People's Editorial Board
September 2011- Kiki is on The Daily News People's Editorial Board, a group of citizens who gather to debate hot topics in Philadelphia. They tell the city what they think in an official People's Board Editorial in the Daily News, and also weigh in individually by video on Philly.com.
(Click to visit the People's Editorial Board website)
Ralston Center Phase 3 Completed
November 2011- Phase 3 of renovations to the Ralston Center has been completed. The main entrance to the building was made more inviting by removing the old fabric canopy and installing a new glass canopy that reveals historic details of the building. The garden wall was also reconfigured, the stone coping modified, and the lamp posts were restored to enhance the overall experience. (Click to find out more information)