Welcome to your new creative home
The Philadelphia Design Center is your creative home away from home.
We’re on a mission to support your creative vision.
The Philadelphia Design Center (PDC) was created by the national organization Partners for Sacred Places to serve our city’s diverse design talent while also helping revitalize a historic community landmark, the Queen’s Memorial building in Grey’s Ferry.
At PDC, you’ll find the space, resources and freedom you need to explore various types of design and more!
We're your typical coworking space.
At The Philadelphia Design Center, we do things differently.
Our current resources:
Digital Computer Lab
Our Digital Lab sponsored by Vectorworks has 10 Mac workstations, 3 Wacom tablets, a flatbed scanner, a color plotter and a B&W printer. All members gain access to our suite of paid software, which includes Vectorworks Designer, Adobe Creative Cloud, MS Office, Spotlight, Renderworks, Ableton Live 10, Lightwright and more.
IDEAL FOR: graphic designers, digital photographers, interior designers, video editors, set designers, lighting designers, architects, landscape designers, website designers, digital artists, and more!
The Textile Studio is equipped with 2 Singer sewing machines, 1 Juki serger, 2 irons, 2 progressional grade steamers, multiple wig heads and body forms, fabric dying equipment and a washer and dryer set. There’s ample space for cutting fabric and a private dressing room for fittings.
IDEAL FOR: fashion designers, costume designers, prop creators, wig makers, craft makers, hobby sewers, textile artists, and more!
Workshop + Meeting Space
Our space includes a lounge area and conference table that can be arranged to fit a wide variety of needs. All members may reserve the space for small-to-medium sized meetings with your creative team and/or community group. Space and resources may also be reserved to host workshops, classes, discussions and other events.
IDEAL FOR: teaching artists, designers with small creative teams, community groups, and more!