We’re thrilled to have Groundswell Design Group’s David Fierabend working his magic on our space for the DesignPhiladelphia party tonight.

We couldn’t resist asking him which festival events he’s looking forward to in the weeks ahead. Because if there’s anyone that’s tapped into the design scene in this town, it’s him. His creations continually shape the city’s public spaces. Anyone that’s gone to Spruce Street Harbor Park or Independence Beer Garden (just to name a few) is familiar with his genius vision.

Read on to find out what’s on his calendar.

Storefront Challenge Awards Celebration
What: The City of Philadelphia Commerce Department and Community Design Collaborative asked Philly’s residents to weigh in on which local businesses have done the best job of fancying up their storefront facades.
When Thurs., Oct. 4 from 4-6 p.m.
Where: Center for Architecture + Design, 1218 Arch St. Tickets ($10) at

Yappy Hour with SPCA
What: Grab a drink and learn about the Design on a Dime Rooster Housing Design Build Competition. While you’re there, meet the four-legged friends available for adoption.
When: Thurs., Oct. 6 from 5-8 p.m.
Where: Pennsylvania SPCA, 350 E. Erie Ave (215-426-6300). Tickets ($25) at

Town and Gown
What: Ryan Lovett, Gerard Sweeney, and Harris Steinberg weigh in on the Schuylkill Yards redevelopment project at the free event hosted by Drexel University’s Westphal College of Media Arts & Design and the School of Architecture and Interior Design.
When Thurs., Oct. 13, 6:30-8 p.m.
Where: Drexel University, Mandell Theater, 3201 Chestnut Street. For more info, go to