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

Center Under Construction

The Center for Architecture will be renovating from July 1 through September 1. During this time, no exhibitions will be on view, but the space will mainly remain open for programming and events.

Our first exhibition following the renovations will be Un/fair Use, opening September 10, which will explore issues of copying and copyright in architecture.




City of Dreams Pavilion 2015-2016
Deadline: September 20, 2015

AIANY 2015 COTE Awards
Deadline: October 9, 2015

ENYA Merit Award
Deadline: October 26, 2015


Oculus Magazine



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

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

Exhibition Highlight

Sea Level is a water’s-eye view of New York – the city documented from its tidal edge. From Fort Wadsworth to Fort Totten, the viewer will see the raw geography, history, and built development that mark and characterize the waterfront.

This exhibition will be on view at the Center's Seaport Culture District location at 181 Front Street. 

Exhibitions at the Center


Sea Level: Five Boroughs at Water's Edge
Opening September 10, 2015

Un/Fair Use
Opening September 10, 2015
Reception September 18, 2015

Designing Affordability: Quicker, Smarter, More Efficient Housing Now
Opening October 1, 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


Heard on Twitter

CenterForArch: We'll be taking over @Archtober's Instagram tomorrow to share details about our plans for 2015! Follow to learn more 9/3/15 9:15 am

CenterForArch: Our pop-up @theseaport w. a waterfront panorama annotated by @RESullivanJr opens 9/10! 9/3/15 8:42 am

CenterForArch: RT @MASContext: In Un/Fair Use, Ana Miljački & @sarahhirschman explore copying and copyright in architecture http://… 9/3/15 8:33 am

CenterForArch: Read @AnnieCoggan's review of @ArchLeague's 30 Years of Emerging Voices on eOculus 9/2/15 4:33 pm

CenterForArch: What does the city look like from sea level? Find out at our opening on 9/10 9/2/15 1:13 pm


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