Architect’s Workshop


The Architect’s Workshop was a community design center sponsored by the AIA’s Philadelphia chapter in 1968. It was led by Augustus Baxter, an African American urban planner who was a commanding force for change. It grew immensely in the 1970s, from doubling the number of undertaken projects to having a paid staff of 21 and over 150 volunteers. They designed houses, parks, daycares, and community centers.