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The Philadelphia Design Center (PDC)

The Philadelphia Design Center (PDC), a project of Arts in Sacred Places, is a unique non-profit coworking space and creative community hub for designers, artists, and makers. Members gain 24/7 access to some of the latest digital design technology, including Vectorworks and Adobe Creative Cloud, and a professional textile studio that is great for costuming, fashion and craft fabrication.

Unleash your creative freedom at PDC. Learn more at phillydesigncenter.org

We’re on a mission to support your creative vision.

The Philadelphia Design Center (PDC) was created to serve our city’s diverse design talent while also helping to revitalize a historic community landmark, the Queen’s Memorial building in Gray’s Ferry. We believe that everyone should have the ability to shape the world we live in; that’s why we are committed to increasing access to the often too-expensive resources and space that are an essential part of the design process.

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All that you need to create and thrive – right at your fingertips.

Originally envisioned as a communal workshop and meeting space for theatrical designers, we have grown to become the creative home for a wide variety of makers, artists, designers, producers and hobbyists. At PDC, no matter what your interests are, you will find the tools, space and freedom you need to bring your design ideas to life!

Digital Lab by Vectorworks:

  • 10 MAC WORKSTATIONS; 3 WACOM TABLETS; LARGE FORMAT SCANNER; COLOR PLOTTER AND B&W PRINTER
  • FREE ACCESS TO PAID SOFTWARE: VECTORWORKS DESIGNER, SPOTLIGHT, RENDERWORKS, ADOBE CREATIVE CLOUD, MS OFFICE, ABLETON LIVE 10, LIGHTWRIGHT, AND MORE

Textile Studio:

  • 2 SINGER SEWING MACHINES; 1 JUKI SERGER; 2 IRONS; 2 PROFESSIONAL GRADE STEAMERS; MULTIPLE WIG HEADS AND BODY FORMS; FABRIC DYING EQUIPMENT; WASHER AND DRYER
  • LARGE CUSTOM BUILT CUTTING TABLE AND PRIVATE DRESSING ROOM

All Monthly memberships include…

  • 24/7 SECURE ACCESS TO DIGITAL LAB, TEXTILE STUDIO AND A COMFY LOUNGE/MEETING SPACE
  • FREE OFF-STREET PARKING AND BIKE RACK
  • FREE WI-FI, BOTTOMLESS COFFEE AND TEA
  • …AND MORE!

Check out more details about our amenities to see if we have useful tools for you!

Support PDC and Philadelphia Designers!

Become a Design Angel

Investing in Design One Membership at a Time

The PDC Residency Program is a unique free opportunity for emerging designers to gain access to invaluable resources that will assist them in furthering their growing careers. Grounded in community support and funded by independent Design Angels, our interdisciplinary program is committed to increasing access to design technology, tools and space that are an essential part of the design process even though they are often too-expensive for hopeful designers to afford alone.

With our digital lab and textile studio at their fingertips, PDC Residents will have the freedom to produce self-directed work, explore our various resources and develop new skills in a communal creative environment. Residents will receive a 3 month long membership to PDC which includes 24/7 access to our shared workspace. They will also receive free access to our community programming and networking opportunities.

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The Philadelphia Design Center

WELCOME TO YOUR NEW CREATIVE HOME AWAY FROM HOME

1313 S. 33rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19146  215.888.6123

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