- October 20, 2021
PHILADELPHIA, PA—The Faith and Liberty Discovery Center today was awarded the Peoples’ Choice Dezeen Award in the exhibition design category for 2021. The Dezeen Awards recognize the year’s best architecture, interiors, and design worldwide and are considered a high honor by architects and designers across the industry.
“We are honored to receive the 2021 Peoples’ Choice Dezeen Award for the Faith and Liberty Discovery Center’s exhibit design. Thanks to Jake Barton and his team at Local Projects, our center is leading the way with its interactive exhibits, and we’re humbled to contribute another award to our city’s long list of cultural achievements in arts and education,” said Alan R. Crippen II, Executive Director of the Faith and Liberty Discovery Center. “It was our vision to create a state-of-the-art educational center that allows people of all faiths and backgrounds to explore and discover for themselves the relationship of faith and liberty in the American experience—and especially how the Bible has influenced individuals in key historical and personal moments. It’s so affirming to see our visitors moved by the story that unfolds within the center’s walls.”
Dezeen is one of the most popular architecture and design websites, with more than three million monthly readers for their magazine and six million followers on social media. It shortlisted the Faith and Liberty Discovery Center for exhibition design in its 2021 awards alongside V&A Fashioned From Nature at the Design Society by Studio 10, Backstage by Tinker Imagineers and Danish Architecture Center, Re-Source by LANZA Atelier, and No Show by Youssofzay + Hart. The formal jury will announce their final selection in November.
“The Faith and Liberty Discovery Center was strategically designed to guide visitors in an engaging experience of personal discovery of how faith guides liberty toward justice. We are honored to receive the 2021 Peoples’ Choice Award, and we look forward to sharing the experience with Philly’s residents and visitors for years to come,” said Daniel Corti, Director of the Faith and Liberty Discovery Center.
One of Philadelphia’s newest attractions, the Faith and Liberty Discovery Center is a technologically immersive educational center that allows visitors to explore the relationship between faith and liberty in the American story by illuminating the influence of the Bible on individuals in key historical and personal moments.
About The Faith and Liberty Discovery Center:
The Faith and Liberty Discovery Center is a new, $60 million attraction located on Philadelphia’s Independence Mall that welcomes all people to explore the relationship between faith and liberty in the American experience, from the founding through today. Learn more and buy tickets at faithandliberty.org.
About Local Projects
Local Projects is a media design firm for museums and public spaces. While innovation drives much of today’s design, Local Projects specializes in creating projects that endure. The firm reinvents public space through media—creating meaning and connections in places as diverse as memorials, Times Square, and art installations.