Today it seems that every civic and philanthropic organization in New York City is promoting and sponsoring events on affordable housing. But one organization, the Institute for Public Architecture (IPA), has been there since the beginning of the current debate on affordability and architect-designed housing.
The mission statement of the IPA promotes “socially engaged architecture through urban research projects and a residency program for design practitioners.” It’s hard to imagine the contemporary debate on housing and affordability without the initiatives and projects created by the organization.
Now the IPA is holding its 3rd annual Fall Fete, and you can help by in two ways. If you have the means you can purchase tickets for its Benefactors Reception at the Neue Galerie. If you can’t afford the big ticket event, you can afford a $50 donation to attend its “Friends” party at the St. George Church Choir Crypt on East 16th Street. This is an organization that should be supported by all architects who believe in the social program of our profession.
Third Annual Fall Fete
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Benefactors Reception, 6 to 8 pm
1048 5th Avenue, New York
Friends Party, 8:30 to midnight
St. George Church Choir Crypt
209 E.16th St., Stuyvesant Square, New York