Welcome to the website of the AIA New York Chapter and the Center for Architecture!

Create a team and join the fun!

Center for Architecture presents the return of Guess-A-Sketch, a lively evening where architects, architecture enthusiasts, and young professionals gather for an architecture-themed, pictionary-style tournament.

K-12 Education



Join us for Studio@theCenter! Young people explore architecture through design projects, field trips, and building activities during three-day programs at the Center for Architecture.

Programs available for students grades 3-8.

April 26-28

Oculus Magazine



Oculus Magazine
Oculus is available online! View the Spring 2016 issue here.

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

Exhibition Highlight

New York New Design, the AIA New York member show, is returning home to the newly restored Center for Architecture! New York New Design presents works of all scales and types presenting the scope and quality of work being done both at home and abroad.

Exhibitions at the Center


New Practices New York 2016
Opening May 12, 2016

On View

New York New Design
Through May 28, 2016

2016 Design Awards
Through June 25, 2016


Watch & Listen

Watch & Listen

Following LPC Chair Meenakshi Srinivasan's review of significant adaptive reuse projects, architects discuss current challenges to preservation

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



Upcoming Events

The Seven Deadly Sins of Waterproofing
Wednesday, May 4, 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Redefining the Center: Libraries in Education Environments
Wednesday, May 4, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Met Breuer: Burnishing a Modern Masterpiece
Wednesday, May 4, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Advance2000's Cinco De Mayo Networking Event
Thursday, May 5, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

People, Place, Purpose: Francine Houben, Hon. FAIA
Thursday, May 5, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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


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Sat: 11am to 5pm

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