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The Center for Architecture will close at 5:00 pm on Wednesday, November 25, re-opening Saturday, November 28 at 11:00 am.  


Announcing Executive Director Ben Prosky!

 Credit: Justin Knight / Harvard GSD

We are pleased to announce that Benjamin Prosky will be joining the AIA New York Chapter and Center for Architecture as Executive Director. Ben will step down from his role as Assistant Dean for Communications at Harvard University Graduate School of Design (GSD) and commence full responsibilities in early 2016.

Read more here.




 New York New Design 
Deadline: December 4, 2016

New Practices New York 2016
Deadline: January 8, 2016

AIANY 2016 Design Awards
Deadline: January 29, 2016

Oculus Magazine



Oculus Magazine
Oculus is available online! View the Fall 2015 issue here.

Oculus Podcasts
Listen to our Oculus podcasts through the Center for Architecture's soundcloud

Exhibition Highlight

Designing Affordability


Designing Affordability: Quicker, Smarter, More Efficient Housing Now examines how architects, engineers, planners, policy makers, tenants, and homeowners are crafting innovative ways to reduce the cost of housing.

At the South Street Seaport

Seaport Culture District brings together cultural partners to the storied streets of Lower Manhattan. 

The Center's pop-up location at 181 Front Street currently hosts the Sea Level, a water's eye view of New York City, along with a number of programs related to architecture adn the built environment.


Exhibitions at the Center


Sea Level: Five Boroughs at Water's Edge
At the Center for Architecture at the Seaport, 181 Front Street
Through December 31, 2015

Un/Fair Use
Through January 2, 2016

Designing Affordability: Quicker, Smarter, More Efficient Housing Now
Through January 16, 2016

Building Connections 2015
Through January 21, 2015

Arch Schools 2015
Through March 19, 2015


Watch & Listen

Watch & Listen

AIANY 2015 Design Awards jurors discuss this year's 35 winning projects.

AIANY Design Awards 2015 Juror Symposium - Winners Announced 3.9.15 from Center for Architecture on Vimeo.

Missed an event? Video recordings are available on the Center for Architecture's Vimeo account.



Upcoming Events

What is a Vibrant, Healthy Community?
Tuesday, December 1, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Power Up Your Practice #4: Keep Your Eye on the Project - Communication Matters
Wednesday, December 2, 8:00 am - 9:30 am

Procrastinators' Days 2015 (Day 1 of 3)
Thursday, December 3, 7:30 am - 5:00 pm

Procrastinators' Days 2015 (Day 2 of 3)
Friday, December 4, 7:30 am - 5:00 pm

Procrastinators' Days 2015 (Day 3 of 3)
Saturday, December 5, 8:30 am - 1:30 pm

Visit the Online Calendar for more event listings! www.aiany.org/calendar


Heard on Twitter

CenterForArch: RT @BSAAIA: Does need to be original? @CenterForArch @MITarchitecture @mitsap @AIANational @solidobje… 11/24/15 1:29 pm

CenterForArch: RT @TRAstudio: moderated by @caterinaroiatti on December 10 6.30 @CenterForArch 11/24/15 8:53 am

CenterForArch: RT @475ken: Standing room only at @SureHouseSD solar decathlon pres @CenterForArch @e_p_May at the podium @NYPassiveHouse 11/23/15 8:25 pm

CenterForArch: RT @Architizer: Congrats to co-founder of Architizer @benprosky on being named the new Executive Director of @CenterForArch! 11/23/15 4:27 pm

CenterForArch: RT @hs275_henrik: @NYPassiveHouse @CenterForArch Great to see PassivHaus followed in Solar Decathlon. Was PhPP used in design process? http… 11/23/15 4:06 pm


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