Center for Architecture (AIANY)

Center for Architecture (AIANY) Free & open to the public. Cultural venue for NYC architecture, design, urbanism.

The Center for Architecture is the premier cultural venue for architecture and the built environment in New York City, informed by the complexity of the City’s urban fabric and in dialogue with the global community. The Center shares a home with the American Institute of Architecture New York (AIANY) chapter and has the unique advantage of drawing upon the ideas and experiences of practicing archi

tects to produce thought-provoking exhibitions, informative public programs, and quality design education experiences for K-12 students. It also leads New York City’s annual month-long architecture and design festival, . The Center for Architecture’s aim is to further public knowledge about New York City architecture and architects, foster exchange and collaboration among members of the design, development, building, scholarly, and policy sectors, and inspire new ideas about the role of design in communities by presenting contemporary and practical issues in architecture and urbanism to a general audience.

This year ICFF Talks has all-new content May 19–21 on the mainstage, sponsored by Turf Design, and in the Oasis lounge, ...
05/06/2024

This year ICFF Talks has all-new content May 19–21 on the mainstage, sponsored by Turf Design, and in the Oasis lounge, sponsored by EQ3 Greenmood USA, with speakers from companies such as Be Original Americas and NKBA. Go to https://icff.com to register.

Trade professionals use code DAPMAIA for complimentary registration.

We're hiring! Come join the Center for Architecture's mission-driven team in the heart of Greenwich Village. Hybrid remo...
04/19/2024

We're hiring! Come join the Center for Architecture's mission-driven team in the heart of Greenwich Village. Hybrid remote and in office. Open positions include Development Manager, Summer Program Assistant, Design Studio Assistant, and Administrative Assistant. Learn more and apply: https://lnkd.in/eGh4nzYK

Join us on May 19–21 at the Javits Center to see the newest design products ICFF! Register now at https://icff.com/Trade...
04/16/2024

Join us on May 19–21 at the Javits Center to see the newest design products ICFF! Register now at https://icff.com/

Trade professionals can use code DAPMAIA for complimentary registration.

"As we inch closer to one of the most fraught elections in U.S. history, the Center for Architecture will host two exhib...
04/05/2024

"As we inch closer to one of the most fraught elections in U.S. history, the Center for Architecture will host two exhibitions this spring about subjects hovering ominously over our political climate: war in Europe and the future of abortion access."

Read more about our upcoming exhibitions in The Architect's Newspaper:

The Center for Architecture’s spring 2024 programming features exhibitions about Ukraine and reproductive justice.

We're only one week away! Join us at the Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street, on April 4 from 5:30–7:00 PM for a...
03/28/2024

We're only one week away! Join us at the Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street, on April 4 from 5:30–7:00 PM for an exclusive networking Happy Hour following the Facades+ NYC conference. Co-hosted by The Architect's Newspaper, AIA New York, and YKK AP Inc., this cocktail party promises to be an evening of enriching connections. Register: https://tinyurl.com/8brcravh.

Network Happy Hour

Join us on May 19-21 at the Javits Center to see the newest design products ICFF! Register now at icff.com!
03/25/2024

Join us on May 19-21 at the Javits Center to see the newest design products ICFF! Register now at icff.com!

Join us at the Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street, on April 4 from 5:30–7:00 PM for an exclusive networking Hap...
03/21/2024

Join us at the Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street, on April 4 from 5:30–7:00 PM for an exclusive networking Happy Hour following the Facades+ NYC conference. Co-hosted by The Architect's Newspaper, AIA New York, and YKK AP Inc., this cocktail party promises to be an evening of enriching connections. Register: https://tinyurl.com/8brcravh.

Network Happy Hour

We are excited to partner with Grace Farms Foundation for a day of action and awareness as we design a more humane futur...
03/08/2024

We are excited to partner with Grace Farms Foundation for a day of action and awareness as we design a more humane future at the third annual Design for Freedom Summit on March 26, 2024, at Grace Farms in New Canaan, CT.

The Design for Freedom by Grace Farms Summit is accelerating the movement to eliminate forced labor from the building materials supply chain alongside industry leaders in architecture, interior design, manufacturing, and construction, together with policy makers, owners, developers, engaged consumers, and non-profits.

For more information and to register, go to:

Let’s design a more humane future. Join 60 + global industry leaders and experts committed to eliminating modern slavery in the built environment.

We are energized to partner with Grace Farms for a day of action and awareness as we design a more humane future at the ...
02/15/2024

We are energized to partner with Grace Farms for a day of action and awareness as we design a more humane future at the third annual Design for Freedom Summit on March 26, 2024, at Grace Farms in New Canaan, CT.

The Design for Freedom by Grace Farms Summit is accelerating the movement to eliminate forced labor from the building materials supply chain alongside industry leaders in architecture, interior design, manufacturing, and construction, together with policy makers, owners, developers, engaged consumers, and non-profits.

For more information and to register, go to: https://www.designforfreedom.org/2024-design-forfreedom-summit/

On Thursday, March 7, architects, designers, architecture enthusiasts, and young professionals will gather at the Center...
02/01/2024

On Thursday, March 7, architects, designers, architecture enthusiasts, and young professionals will gather at the Center for Architecture for Guess-A-Sketch, an architecture-themed tournament to support the nonprofit’s education initiatives. Join us as four architects live sketch iconic buildings from around the world on stage as competing teams guess to win. Audience members are also invited to guess, with the opportunity to win a selection of items generously donated by our prize sponsors.

Meet our hosts and register: https://bit.ly/42kkzfr

Emcee:
Benjamin Prosky, Assoc. AIA, President, Classical American Homes Preservation Trust, Richard H. Jenrette Foundation

Honoree Sketchers:
Mark Gardner, AIA, NOMA, Principal, Jaklitsch / Gardner Architects
Jerome Haferd, RA, NOMA, Principal, JEROME HAFERD Studio; Co-founder of BRANDT : HAFERD Architecture
Jing Liu, AIA, Co-Founder and Principal, SO – IL
Thomas Phifer, FAIA, Founder, Thomas Phifer and Partners

We’re hiring! Come join our mission-driven team in the heart of Greenwich Village. Open roles include Events & Administr...
01/17/2024

We’re hiring! Come join our mission-driven team in the heart of Greenwich Village. Open roles include Events & Administrative Coordinator, HR Manager, and Deputy Director! Learn more and apply: https://bit.ly/3ls0NeG

The AIANY 2024 Design Awards honorees reflect how the field’s focus is widening beyond big-budget “starchitecture.” “The...
01/11/2024

The AIANY 2024 Design Awards honorees reflect how the field’s focus is widening beyond big-budget “starchitecture.” “The universe of problems that architecture is consciously interested in solving has expanded over time,” Jesse Lazar says. “It’s not only since the pandemic that architects are interested in social problems, but it’s certainly sharpened in the last few years.”

Thank you to Gothamist for covering the awards! The editors were surprised that our jurors awarded not only large-scale interventions but smaller solution-focused ones like HNTB's benches at Newark and Interboro's outdoor cooling stations in Hunts Point-Longwood. Read the article:

The American Institute of Architects New York awarded 22 prizes on Monday.

01/10/2024

On Monday, a jury of architects, educators, and planners convened to select the winners of the 2024 AIA New York Design Awards. 22 winning projects were announced at the symposium later that evening, held at the Center for Architecture and virtually. See all the winners: https://bit.ly/48J2BoP

The 22 selected projects and the architecture firms that designed them represent exceptional work by AIA New York members and architects practicing in New York City. Awards were conferred in four categories: Architecture, Interiors, Projects, and Urban Design.

Congratulations to the architects, collaborators, and clients of this year's Design Awards program!

The projects will be recognized further later this year at the AIANY Honors and Awards Luncheon on Friday, April 12.

Thank you to our jurors: Sofía Aspe, Founder, Sofia Aspe Interiorismo; David Darling, FAIA, Founder, Aidlin Darling Design; Frank Harmon, FAIA, Founder, Frank Harmon Architect; Brian Johnsen, AIA, Founder, Johnsen Schmaling Architects; Mark Lee, Founder, Johnston Marklee; Fuensanta Nieto, Founder, Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos; Andrew Thompson, AIA, NOMAC, LEED AP BD C, County Architect, Passaic County of New Jersey

12/22/2023

Seasons greetings and warm wishes for a bright 2024 from AIA New York and the Center for Architecture. Thank you for your continued support and friendship this year! As a reminder, our holiday hours are as follows:

December 23–29: Center for Architecture galleries and offices will be closed
December 30: Galleries will be open 11am–5pm
December 31–January 1: Center for Architecture galleries and offices will be closed

As always, our galleries are free and open to the public. We look forward to coming together in the new year! See what's on view: https://bit.ly/2GeBLLM

We’re excited to share that Lisa Mazzola, Director of Education at the Center for Architecture K-12, was interviewed by ...
12/15/2023

We’re excited to share that Lisa Mazzola, Director of Education at the Center for Architecture K-12, was interviewed by Antonio Capelao, co-founding director at Architecture for kids CIC, for a recent episode of his podcast, which focuses on the interplay between the fields of the built environment and education. Learn more and listen to the episode: https://bit.ly/47ZR70j

Mazzola discusses using architecture and design as a vehicle to foster learning, discovery, and creativity. “We hope that in this process, we can create a space where young people can cultivate a sense of agency and connection to the spaces and places they interact with every day,” says Mazzola.

We've extended the 2024 AIANY Design Awards deadline to 12/11! The program recognizes outstanding architectural design i...
11/17/2023

We've extended the 2024 AIANY Design Awards deadline to 12/11! The program recognizes outstanding architectural design in New York and around the world, considering issues including ecological stewardship and social responsibility. Learn more & apply: https://bit.ly/2QGufvz

Our friends in publishing are offering some sweet holiday deals! Give 1 Year of Azure Magazine to the design enthusiasts...
11/16/2023

Our friends in publishing are offering some sweet holiday deals! Give 1 Year of Azure Magazine to the design enthusiasts in your life—or to yourself—and get a pair of vibrant oven mitts too! https://bit.ly/3QImPYi

We’re hiring! Come join our mission-driven team in the heart of Greenwich Village. Open roles include Events & Board Rel...
11/11/2023

We’re hiring! Come join our mission-driven team in the heart of Greenwich Village. Open roles include Events & Board Relations Coordinator and Facility Manager!

Learn more and apply: https://bit.ly/3ls0NeG

Architizer's 12th Annual A+Awards is open for entries, with new categories for sole practitioners, adaptive reuse, and A...
11/10/2023

Architizer's 12th Annual A+Awards is open for entries, with new categories for sole practitioners, adaptive reuse, and AI design. Winners receive global recognition online and in the 2024 edition of The World's Best Architecture. Enter now! https://bit.ly/3ufpyRn

On October 26, over 800 professionals from the architecture, engineering, construction, and real-estate industries gathe...
11/09/2023

On October 26, over 800 professionals from the architecture, engineering, construction, and real-estate industries gathered at Pier 60 for our annual Common Bond Gala, a celebration of the leaders who embody our community’s most cherished values: collaboration, sustainability, inclusion, civic engagement, and design excellence.

Common Bond also serves as the single largest funding source for AIA New York and the Center for Architecture—this year’s gala raised an impressive $1,180,000 in support of the exhibitions, education programs, scholarships, and activities of the Center for Architecture.

The 2023 honorees were Rohit T. ‘Rit’ Aggarwala, New York City Chief Climate Officer and Commissioner of the Department of Environmental Protection, Jolie Andler Milstein, President and CEO of the New York State Association for Affordable Housing (NYSAFAH), Jeanne Gang, FAIA, Founding Principal and Partner at Studio Gang, and the Legacy of Joan Davidson and the J.M. Kaplan Fund.

This year’s gala was especially significant as it marks the 20th anniversary of the Center for Architecture and the introduction of the 20th Anniversary Fund. "I challenge you tonight to think of a person, an organization, a neighborhood, or a movement that needs the Center for Architecture and that we can all learn from and with,” said Executive Director Jesse Lazar while introducing the fund. “And as we launch this 20th anniversary campaign, we are asking for your help to go bigger and bolder, and to reach more people about the value of architecture in their lives and in the city.”

Congratulations again to our honorees and scholarship recipients, and thank you again for making Common Bond 2023 a smashing success. We are so grateful!

Keep reading: https://bit.ly/3u80lbG

11/06/2023
Looking for some rainy weekend reading? The latest edition of ARCHITECT magazine is a special issue guest edited by Dark...
10/20/2023

Looking for some rainy weekend reading? The latest edition of ARCHITECT magazine is a special issue guest edited by Dark Matter U! Their mission is to reshape the architectural landscape, championing social justice, inclusivity, collectivity, equity, diversity, and creative brilliance. Read the issue:

Time flies—the exhibition "Janna Ireland on the Architectural Legacy of Paul Revere Williams in Nevada" will finish up i...
10/13/2023

Time flies—the exhibition "Janna Ireland on the Architectural Legacy of Paul Revere Williams in Nevada" will finish up its run at the Center for Architecture at the end of this month! Join us October 18th for a conversation with photographer Janna Ireland, curator Carmen Beals, and Daonne Huff, Artist Engagement Manager, Joan Mitchell Foundation, titled "Through the Lens: Honoring the Architectural Legacy of Paul Revere Williams."

October 18, 6pm ET
At the Center for Architecture (536 LaGuardia Pl) or on Zoom
Free
🗓️ Register: https://bit.ly/493O8VF

Renowned architect Paul R. Williams (1894-1980) was the first licensed Black architect to work in the western region of the United States, designing buildings in the 1920s through the 1970s. Known as “Architect of the Stars,” Williams also designed the homes of many celebrities including Frank Sinatra and Cary Grant. The exhibition is organized by and traveling to us from Nevada Museum of Art!

Photography: Asya Gorovits.







Don't miss this Friday's Cocktails & Conversation, when Michael Sørensen of Henning Larsen will sit down with Joel Tower...
10/11/2023

Don't miss this Friday's Cocktails & Conversation, when Michael Sørensen of Henning Larsen will sit down with Joel Towers, Professor of Architecture and Sustainable Design at Parsons School of Design. Tickets include a custom cocktail inspired by the architect’s work! https://bit.ly/46oC539

We're excited to be joining TECH+ on October 27 for expert dialogues on architectural technology. The conference encompa...
10/10/2023

We're excited to be joining TECH+ on October 27 for expert dialogues on architectural technology. The conference encompasses all things building tech—bridging the profession, industry, academia. Don’t miss it! Use code AIANY for 20% off when you register: https://bit.ly/3LSWWDG

10/09/2023

Common Bond: The Center for Architecture Gala and its official After Party are only a few weeks away! We invite you to join us on Thursday, October 26 as we celebrate the exceptional individuals who contribute to the esteemed tradition of design excellence in our beloved city.

Following the gala, from 9pm-12am, join your fellow young professionals at the After Party for a night of networking, open bar, unlimited gourmet bites, dancing, and libations: https://bit.ly/3o9GaFi

The September 30 talk in the "Turkey and Syria After the Earthquakes" series will focus on recovery and the challenges a...
09/25/2023

The September 30 talk in the "Turkey and Syria After the Earthquakes" series will focus on recovery and the challenges and opportunities that arise in connection with the long-term, large-scale planning and resilient rebuilding of cities and communities. Register: https://bit.ly/3tahTDo

Speakers:
🎤 Prof. Dr. Osman Balaban, Orta Doğu Teknik Üniversitesi / Middle East Technical University (METU), Dept of City and Regional Planning
🎤Prof. Dr. Oğuz Cem Çelik, Istanbul Technical University, Structural & Earthquake Engineering
🎤Ebru Gencer, Columbia University, Architecture, Planning, and Preservation; Founding Exec. Director of Center for Urban Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience (CUDRR+R); World Bank, Senior Urban Resilience Adviser
🎤Ertuğrul Taciroğlu, F.ASCE, University of California, Los Angeles, Civil & Environmental Engineering Deptartment, Chair

Event Start Times by Location:
AIA New York (NYC): doors open 9:30am ET, presentation begins 10:00am ET
Salt Beyoğlu (Istanbul): doors open 4:30pm TRT, presentation begins 5:00pm TRT

On September 30, AIANY Custom Residential Architects Network invites you to an open house at the midcentury-modern HQ of...
09/24/2023

On September 30, AIANY Custom Residential Architects Network invites you to an open house at the midcentury-modern HQ of environmentally conscious designers BassamFellows, located in Ridgefield, CT, followed by a private tour of nearby Philip Johnson Glass House in New Canaan:

AIANY Custom Residential Architects Network is celebrating the launch of Archtober with an open house at the midcentury-modern headquarters of environmentally conscious furniture and lifestyle designers BassamFellows, located in Ridgefield, CT, followed by a private tour of The Glass House in nearby...

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