Center for Architecture (AIANY)

Center for Architecture (AIANY) Free & open to the public. Cultural venue for NYC architecture, design & urbanism. Founded by AIANY, the oldest & largest chapter of AIA National. Offers exhibitions, public programs, & K-12 design education informed by the ideas of practicing architects.
The Center for Architecture shares a home with the AIA New York Chapter and has the unique advantage of drawing upon the ideas and experiences of practicing architects 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, Archtober.
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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 architects 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, @Archtober. 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.

Mission: 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.

Catch up on recent NYC architecture and design projects, including the new Hauser & Wirth gallery by Selldorf Architects...
05/10/2020

Catch up on recent NYC architecture and design projects, including the new Hauser & Wirth gallery by Selldorf Architects, ODA's master plan for Chengdu, and more: https://bit.ly/2ypJ0Pa

AIANY has expressed support for the suspension and deferment of commercial rent and evictions in NYC, and we will contin...
05/09/2020
The Fight for Commercial Rent Relief in New York City — AIA New York

AIANY has expressed support for the suspension and deferment of commercial rent and evictions in NYC, and we will continue to advocate on this issue: https://bit.ly/2W7JKRP

Commercial tenants have been hit very hard by the current crisis. Healthwise, rules around working from home have limited the ability of tenants to use the spaces they pay rent for. Financially, these rents are increasingly burdensome, since the shutdown of certain industries has eliminated revenue....

Do you know someone who should apply for the Douglas Haskell Award for Student Journals? The award (up to $5K) supports ...
05/09/2020

Do you know someone who should apply for the Douglas Haskell Award for Student Journals? The award (up to $5K) supports the publication of student-edited journals in the US—deadline extended to June 15: https://bit.ly/2JINOz3

Shown: 2019 winner PLAT published by Rice University.

05/08/2020
Cocktails & Conversations: The Anti Southside with Bill Menking & Richard Weller

During quarantine, we're revisiting some of our favorite recipes from Cocktails & Conversations. In memory of William Menking, we're sharing the cocktail Menking enjoyed with Richard Weller back in 2013, "The Anti Southside." Recipe as follows:

2 oz. Absolut Vodka
3/4 oz. Lime
3/4 oz. Ginger syrup (1:1 ginger juice and sugar)
1/4 oz. Cucumber juice (this I extracted right before the event, so it would
be fresh)
6 Mint leaves

Place all ingredients in a shaker filled with ice and shake ferociously for 10 to 20 seconds. Strain into a large rocks glass with fresh ice cubes, leaving room to top off with 4 oz. soda water. Garnish with a mint sprig top, a thin slice of cucumber, and a lime wedge.

See also a tribute to Menking in The Architect's Newspaper: https://bit.ly/2Xujxhm

The Summer issue of #OculusMag will feature visual op-eds related to the future of NYC transportation and public space. ...
05/08/2020

The Summer issue of #OculusMag will feature visual op-eds related to the future of NYC transportation and public space. Send us your ideas for reimagining public space and post-pandemic movement around the city by May 15: https://bit.ly/2YERwV1

Featured Member: James Braddock, FAIA, LEED AP, partner at Mitchell Giurgola, synthesizes complex technical requirements...
05/07/2020

Featured Member: James Braddock, FAIA, LEED AP, partner at Mitchell Giurgola, synthesizes complex technical requirements with human needs in his joyful designs: https://bit.ly/2xDd4WS

Thanks to Archinect for featuring our #ArchitectureAtHome series: To help parents and kids get through the stay-at-home ...
05/07/2020
Center for Architecture creates #architectureathome activities for kids

Thanks to Archinect for featuring our #ArchitectureAtHome series: To help parents and kids get through the stay-at-home period, the Center for Architecture has found a way to help kids develop new skill sets: https://bit.ly/2SCIxjg

To help parents and kids get through the stay-at-home period, architecture institutions like the ASLA and firms like Foster + Partners have created fun activities to keep everyone busy and creative!  Known for their K-12 public learning programs, the Center for Architecture has...

As we enter our third month of quarantine, executive director Benjamin Prosky, Assoc. AIA, provides updates on our recen...
05/06/2020
An Update from AIANY and the Center for Architecture during COVID-19 — AIA New York

As we enter our third month of quarantine, executive director Benjamin Prosky, Assoc. AIA, provides updates on our recent initiatives for members and the general public alike: https://bit.ly/2SyY0RB

Dear members and friends, As we enter our third month of COVID-19-imposed quarantine and social distancing, I wanted to reach out personally to update you on our activities. I also wanted to say how encouraging it has been to be in touch with so many of you. Through the various initiatives that have...

05/06/2020
NYSERDA's Buildings of Excellence

New York State’s groundbreaking competition for low-to-zero carbon-emitting buildings is accepting Round 2 entries through May 27! #BuildingsofExcellence awards up to $1 million per project—learn more here: https://on.ny.gov/3cV5WEa #partner

Video: https://youtu.be/ZNWOUv3f7W8

The Buildings of Excellence design competition is the only program of its kind in the nation and is leading the way to achieve carbon neutral building perfor...

Join a Facebook Live conversation with the curator of our upcoming "Cairo Modern" exhibition - Wed, May 6, 2pm ET! Archi...
05/06/2020

Join a Facebook Live conversation with the curator of our upcoming "Cairo Modern" exhibition - Wed, May 6, 2pm ET! Architectural historian Mohamed ElShahedis the bestselling author of "Cairo Since 1900: An Architectural Guide" (The American University in Cairo Press (AUC Press), 2020): https://bit.ly/3c9TSPB

#GivingTuesdayNow is a global day where we can come together to recognize, celebrate and give thanks for the incredible ...
05/05/2020

#GivingTuesdayNow is a global day where we can come together to recognize, celebrate and give thanks for the incredible compassion we have all witnessed in our NYC community. Today we hope you will join us by donating today to support our mission to educate K-12 students and families, professionals and the general public about the built environment: https://sforce.co/2WssV36

#GivingTuesdayNow is today! Covid-19 has forced us to cancel programs, and we need to make up the gap in lost revenue th...
05/05/2020

#GivingTuesdayNow is today! Covid-19 has forced us to cancel programs, and we need to make up the gap in lost revenue through donations from friends like you. If you are able to, please make a donation to help us sustain our mission to educate K-12 students and families, professionals, and the general public about the built environment: https://sforce.co/2WssV36

#GivingTuesdayNow is tomorrow, May 5! Covid-19 has forced us to cancel programs, so we need to make up the gap in lost r...
05/04/2020

#GivingTuesdayNow is tomorrow, May 5! Covid-19 has forced us to cancel programs, so we need to make up the gap in lost revenue through donations from our supporters like you. If you are able to, please make a donation to help us sustain our mission to educate K-12 students and families, professionals and the general public about the built environment: https://sforce.co/2WssV36

LAST DAY TO APPLY: Seeking civically-minded design leaders to apply to #AIANY's Civic Leadership Program (CLP)! With cur...
05/04/2020

LAST DAY TO APPLY: Seeking civically-minded design leaders to apply to #AIANY's Civic Leadership Program (CLP)! With current events reshaping the way we live, work, and connect, CLP is increasingly relevant. Apply by 5/4 11:59 PM: https://bit.ly/2Fnj9H4 #AIANYCLP

The Center for Architecture is accepting applications for the Douglas Haskell Award for Student Journals! Awards up to $...
05/04/2020

The Center for Architecture is accepting applications for the Douglas Haskell Award for Student Journals! Awards up to $5K to support ongoing publication of architecture-related journalism. Apply by May 15: https://bit.ly/2JINOz3

Image: 2019 Winner, cover of the winning issue of PLAT, published by Rice University.

Join us on Wednesday 5/6 at 6pm as LTL Architects discusses how Poster House, an AIANY Interiors Honor Award winner, res...
05/04/2020

Join us on Wednesday 5/6 at 6pm as LTL Architects discusses how Poster House, an AIANY Interiors Honor Award winner, responds to both the unique qualities of the institution within the cultural landscape of NYC and the urban conditions of its site in the Flatiron district: bit.ly/2YcZqEX

"Personally, it took me a while to be confident enough to be bold in the work I produced. Something that helped me silen...
05/03/2020

"Personally, it took me a while to be confident enough to be bold in the work I produced. Something that helped me silence the voices of self-doubt in my mind, was the fact I knew that the people on the Walter A. Hunt Jr. Scholarship panel, especially Mrs. Judy Hunt, believed in me and were willing to support my educational journey." - Sarah Saad, 2018 Scholarship Winner.

Do you know a NYC public high school student who wants to study architecture? Encourage them to apply for the Walter A. Hunt, Jr. Scholarship, worth $20K for two college years! Apply by May 15: https://bit.ly/2rfwERR

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is moving forward with major projects, continuing to upgrade and keeping...
05/02/2020
MTA pushes forward with major projects despite pandemic restrictions

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is moving forward with major projects, continuing to upgrade and keeping thousands of workers employed, during the pandemic: bit.ly/3cQY4Ux via Crain's New York Business

The MTA is moving forward with major projects, continuing to upgrade and keeping thousands of workers employed, during the pandemic. Some of the capital improvements include the Times Square shuttle, a signaling upgrade in Queens, the LIRR expansion at Jamaica and an ADA…

#GivingTuesdayNow is a new global day of giving and unity in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We invite you to show yo...
05/02/2020

#GivingTuesdayNow is a new global day of giving and unity in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We invite you to show your support for the causes you care about, including the Center for Architecture! On May 5, consider making a donation: https://sforce.co/3bOWQJl

05/01/2020
Cocktails & Conversations: The Liberal with Michael Sorkin & Michael Murphy

During quarantine, we're revisiting some of our favorite recipes from Cocktails & Conversation. In memory of Michael Sorkin, we're starting with the cocktail Sorkin enjoyed with Michael Murphy back in 2016. Recipe for "The Liberal":

2 oz. Ragtime Rye
1/2 oz. Sweet vermouth
1/4 oz. Bigallet China-China Amer
3 dashes Pernod Absinthe

Stir all ingredients in a mixing glass over ice and strain into a double old fashioned glass with one large ice cube. Garnish with a twist of lemon.

Please also see Michael Murphy's tribute to Michael Sorkin here: https://bit.ly/3bPGQq9

The Port Authority of NY and NJ said that without federal assistance the agency may significantly scale back its 10-year...
05/01/2020
Coronavirus Could Upend New York-New Jersey Infrastructure Projects

The Port Authority of NY and NJ said that without federal assistance the agency may significantly scale back its 10-year, $37 billion spending plans: on.wsj.com/2zkVgjN via The Wall Street Journal

The coronavirus pandemic is threatening billions of dollars earmarked for New York City’s airports and other major infrastructure projects.

Join us May 5 for #GivingTuesdayNow, a global movement for generosity in this unprecedented time of need. Charities, fam...
04/30/2020

Join us May 5 for #GivingTuesdayNow, a global movement for generosity in this unprecedented time of need. Charities, families, businesses, community centers and students around the world will come together for one common purpose—to celebrate generosity and to give. We need your help: https://sforce.co/3bOWQJl

“This is by far the largest single-month decline the index has seen in its nearly 25-year history, far surpassing the de...
04/29/2020
Architecture Billings Drop to Record Low in March

“This is by far the largest single-month decline the index has seen in its nearly 25-year history, far surpassing the declines of 9.4 points seen at the start of the 2001 recession and 8.3 points seen at the start of the Great Recession.” bit.ly/2VYrSaD

Billings from architecture firms plummeted in March at a rate not seen in 25 years.

Starting May 8, join us for Part 2 of our Friday webinar series with design educator and historian Dr. Daniella Ohad! Th...
04/29/2020

Starting May 8, join us for Part 2 of our Friday webinar series with design educator and historian Dr. Daniella Ohad! This intensive 5-session course introduces the major historical styles, evolution, and movements that shape modern design from 1850 to 2020: https://bit.ly/356QeU4

See if your building design has what it takes to transform the industry. NYSERDA’s #BuildingsofExcellence competition is...
04/28/2020

See if your building design has what it takes to transform the industry. NYSERDA’s #BuildingsofExcellence competition is ready to accept your submissions for low-to-zero carbon-emitting buildings through May 27: http://nyserda.ny.gov/boe #partner

Have you seen our new #ArchitectureAtHome series of family-friendly activities and design challenges? Start by creating ...
04/27/2020

Have you seen our new #ArchitectureAtHome series of family-friendly activities and design challenges? Start by creating a paper bag building using just a paper bag, scissors, glue, and scrap papers: https://bit.ly/2wXw7Ln

Alexandra Barker, FAIA, LEED AP, Principal of Barker Associates Architecture Office and Assistant Chair of Pratt's Gradu...
04/27/2020

Alexandra Barker, FAIA, LEED AP, Principal of Barker Associates Architecture Office and Assistant Chair of Pratt's Graduate Architecture and Urban Design Program, takes a pioneering approach to architectural education. Get to know our Featured Member: https://bit.ly/3bqPBH6

Is the open-plan office dead? Can skyscrapers survive? Will our phones control everything from the lights to ordering co...
04/26/2020
Smart lifts, lonely workers, no towers or tourists: architecture after coronavirus

Is the open-plan office dead? Can skyscrapers survive? Will our phones control everything from the lights to ordering coffee? One writer meets the architects already shaping the post-Covid-19 world: https://bit.ly/2wE1eLG

Is the open-plan office dead? Can skyscrapers survive? Will our phones control everything from the lights to ordering coffee? Our writer meets the architects already shaping the post-Covid-19 world

How AIANY members and other professional leaders are collaborating on healthcare facilities and the production of PPE du...
04/26/2020
NYC Architects Are Stepping Up During COVID-19 — AIA New York

How AIANY members and other professional leaders are collaborating on healthcare facilities and the production of PPE during COVID-19: https://bit.ly/3bECr9q

Architects across New York City are applying their design, problem-solving, and technological expertise to support those most in need during the COVID-19 pandemic. We’ve pulled together a brief roundup below of how AIA New York members and other professional leaders in the architecture industry ar...

What the city and state government financial crisis means for architects: https://bit.ly/3bsgydJ
04/25/2020
What the City and State Government Financial Crisis Means for Architects — AIA New York

What the city and state government financial crisis means for architects: https://bit.ly/3bsgydJ

Architecture firms have been hard hit by the current health and financial crises, seeing a huge decrease in work due to a lack of clients and government-mandated construction shutdowns. However, a further threat for architects is looming due to the mounting financial troubles of state and local gove...

AIA New York and the Center for Architecture awarded a total of $45K to support the advanced architectural studies of fo...
04/24/2020

AIA New York and the Center for Architecture awarded a total of $45K to support the advanced architectural studies of four mid-career teams. Get to know them here: https://bit.ly/2zlG8mn

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Hello All, Applications for the 2020 Civic Leadership Program are now open! The AIANY Civic Leadership Program (CLP) develops a class of emerging architectural professionals into civic leaders by refining the critical skills that design professionals need to better represent the people that they serve. There are a lot of super pertinent issues emerging with the current pandemic and many 'new normals' being established and this is a platform to explore them. I participated last year and will be an advisor this year. Please reach out if you have any questions.
CITY DREAMERS THEATRICAL FILM RELEASE IN NYC Help these filmmakers fund by March 8 (International Women's Day) the NYC theatrical release of City Dreamers, a film about 4 women architects.
time for cocktails!
@EvaJensenDesign team is excited to be finalist in this year's Architizer A+Awards with Circle Shade in the #outdoorfurnitureCategory. Participate in the Popular Choice Award: Vote for #CircleShadebefore July 5th Link here: https://lnkd.in/gcruNtP
We're hiring, and looking for a junior/intermediate designer that would be a good fit for the description below: MKA is an award-winning, small architecture firm based in New York (Soho). Our work includes new construction, renovation, and historic restoration, focusing on non-profit institutions with programs that include performing arts spaces, classrooms, offices, and residential care facilities. We are seeking a versatile Project Architect who is eager to design, work with consultants, meet with clients and see projects through construction. Qualified candidates will have: - Bachelor or Masters of Architecture. Architectural license a plus. - Minimum 4 years relevant US-based professional experience with new construction and renovation projects. Experience with performing arts projects is a plus, but not a pre-requisite. - Strong design and technical skills. Ability to solve problems, develop creative design concepts, and translate them into well-coordinated and executed construction documents. Fluency with AutoCAD and familiarity with 3D modeling and rendering in SketchUp and/or Rhino. Revit familiarity is a plus, not a pre-requisite. - Strong graphic presentation skills. Ability to communicate design ideas graphically, create planning diagrams and presentation drawings. - Strong, articulate verbal and written communication skills. - Focused and well-organized work ethic, with excellent time management skills. - Flexibility; must be a team player that can handle multiple assignments. - Basic knowledge of NYC Building Codes, Zoning, is a plus. - US citizenship or authorization to work in the US. Please send us a cover letter telling us how you'd be a good fit. Responses without a cover letter will be discarded without review. Please send your resume and work examples to [email protected] noting your role and responsibilities on each project (PDF format only please, 5MB max. Dropbox links accepted). MKA offers a competitive base salary and many outstanding benefits, including health insurance, profit sharing, and 401(k). Salary is commensurate with professional experience and demonstrated knowledge. Current residents of the New York area are preferred. No phone calls or unscheduled visits, please. Thanks!
Dear AIA NY Chapter - for the architects in your life consider the fabulous new book! "For six years, the Center for Architecture (AIANY) Architecture Dialogue Committee's COCKTAILS AND CONVERSATIONS series has hosted some of the most interesting and provocative practitioners we know to discuss what informs their designs. To lubricate the discussion, master mixologists invented cocktails in the spirit of each designer's work. The recipes are included in the book. COCKTAILS AND CONVERSATIONS intends to inspire and delight, while distilling the ideas presented. Architects included: #DavidAdjaye #MorrisAdjmi, #TomBalsley, #DavidBenjamin, #BradCloepfil, Freeman Belmont, #MassimilianoFuksas, Jeanne Gang, #PeterGluck, #FrancesHalsband, #HughHardy, #FrankHarmon, #MichaelHeeney, Steven Holl Architects, #DavidHollenberg, #LouisaHutton, #TomKundig, #AndreaLeers, DANIEL LIBESKIND, Weiss/Manfredi Architects, #ScottMarble, #AudreyMatlock, Lee F. Mindell, Eric Owen Moss Architects, #MichaelMurphy, #EnriqueNorten, #Gregg Pasquarelli, #WilliamPedersen, #DavidPiscuskas, #CharlesRenfro, #RobertRogers, #JohnRuble, #JoelSanders, #ToddSchliemann, Shohei Shigematsu, #MarkSimon, #KenSmith, Michael Sorkin, #BingThom, #CalvinTsao, #BillieTsien, #BartholomewVoorsanger, #RichardWeller, #JaneWeinzapfel, #MarionWeiss, #ClaireWeisz, #TodWilliams
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We have a terrific session planned for the AIA National Conference in NYC. Please share and register if you plan to attend. 'Equality in Sustainability: The Biodiversity & Architecture Question' at AIA'18 in NYC 20 June 2018 http://conferenceonarchitecture.com/schedule/#poster-358278 … A few seats left! Don't miss out, register today. #Sustainable #architecture needs #biodiversity !
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re sexual harassment let's talk. Things are getting out of hand. Almost all women including myself have suffered from what I think was sexual harassment in college and at work. Sexual Harassment is a broad term that has yet to be clearly defined but the court of public opinion has started beheading. I believe due process is necessary before we indict, convict and assume judgement of anyone including our colleagues. That said, every person who accuses another person of sexual harassment that has not been through some sort of due process is essentially damaging a person's life unfairly. Whatever happened if it is illegal, it must go through this safe guard of Fair treatment and judicial system. And if the specific act was not illegal, maybe it should be and for that we need to engage our political system. But a mere allegation is destroying individual lives which I for one cannot take any pleasure and find it like a sort of 21st Century public beheading. Not a solution for my equality.