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The Philadelphia Design Center (PDC) is located in the Queen Memorial building, a historic former church building in the Gray’s Ferry neighborhood of Philadelphia.

1313 South 33rd Street

Philadelphia, PA 19146

We are on 33rd Street between Wharton and Reed Streets. We have FREE OFF-STREET PARKING available for all members and guests in the lot behind the building. Please enter through the driveway between the two former church buildings on 33rd Street.

ACCESSIBILITY NOTE: Our workspace is located in a revitalized historic church building this is currently not wheelchair accessible.


From Center City Philadelphia, PDC is a short 10 minute ride on Septa's 12 Bus (towards 50th and Woodland).  You can catch the 12 Bus along Walnut Street then walk 2 blocks south from the 33rd and Gray’s Ferry Ave stop. You can also use the new route Septa’s 49 Bus (towards 29th & Snyder Ave) along Market St between 20th and 24th Street.

From North Philadelphia and University City, you can use the new route Septa’s 49 Bus (towards 29th & Snyder Ave) which passes through Strawberry Mansion, Brewerytown, Fairmount along 29th and 21st Street, then goes through University City along Market and travels south along 34th Street. Exit the bus at the 33rd and Gray’s Ferry Ave stop.

From West Philadelphia, catch Septa's 64 Bus (towards Pier 70) on 48th Street anywhere between Walnut Street and Baltimore Avenue, then use the 33rd and Wharton Street stop, right next to PDC.

From South Philadelphia, catch Septa’s 29 Bus along Tasker Avenue (towards 33rd and Dickinson St). You can get off at the last stop then walk north a block and a half pass Stinger Park to PDC. You can also catch Septa's 64 Bus (towards 50th and Parkside) anywhere along Washington Ave, then use the 33rd and Wharton Street stop, right next to PDC.

Are you driving, biking, or on foot?  Check out Google Maps for the most up to date directions to visit us. Remember to use our FREE OFF-STREET PARKING and bike rack next to the building’s main entrance when you arrive.

Email & Phone

Email us anytime:
Karen DiLossi, Manager
Robin Stamey, Programming & Operations
Loretta Gary, Membership Recruitment & Sales

Although PDC is accessible to members 24/7/365, we request that you only call during standard business hours
(M-F, 9-5)