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1313 South 33rd Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19146


Our Space

Mission of The Philadelphia Design Center  

The Philadelphia Design Center works to advance and support the efforts of Philadelphia’s design talent at all levels of experience.  The Design Center is dedicated to providing advanced software technology and textile facilities to assist in the creation process for designers.

All members enjoy:

  • Free Wi-Fi

  • 24/7 access and a security system

  • Fully climate controlled environment

  • B/W photocopier (Free to all full time members.  All other levels are charged a nominal per page fee.)

  • Private Design Center members only bathroom

  • NEW! Resource library on varied design related topics

Computer Lab sponsored by Vectorworks:

  • COMING SOON! -- We are investing in sound software & hardware (QLab,Logic Pro X, Live 9, noise cancelling headphones) for installation in October!

  • NEW! 6 Lightwright licenses

  • NEW! Large format flatbed scanner

  • 3 Wacom tablets

  • 3 Mac workstations with the complete Adobe Creative Suite

  • 10 Mac workstations

  • All stations equipped with the most current version of

    • Vectorworks® Designer with Renderworks®  (including Vectorworks Spotlight functionality)

  • All stations include the full MS Office Suite

  • At least two on-site Vectorworks training sessions annually

  • Plotter

Textile/Costume Shop

  • NEW! Full complement of dyes (natural and synthetic) and equipment for dying fabric

  • Juki serger machine

  • 6 cork canvas wig heads plus...

  • Two Singer sewing machines

  • One washer and dryer

  • Dressing room

  • A large custom built cutting/draping table

  • Sewing machine tables

  • Two irons (including two ironing boards)

  • Two professional grade steamers

  • Temporary storage space for current in-progress work


  • Casual and comfortable couches, chairs, and tables perfect for:

    • small meetings

    • a cozy work station

    • or a more relaxed atmosphere for idea exchange


Take a Virtual Tour!

  Layout of Design Center rendering as of January 7, 2016 courtesy of Joshua Schulman

Layout of Design Center rendering as of January 7, 2016 courtesy of Joshua Schulman