The nonprofit’s mission is to spur socially-engaged architecture by giving the public opportunities to shape the built environment. Based in New York City, the group hosts talks and symposia; hosts urban research projects; and sponsors a bi-annual residency program for designers.
This year, the IPA will honor three guests: Architectural League Executive Director Rosalie Genevro, MASS Design Group Co-founder and Executive Director Michael Murphy, and former NYC Department of Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan, now a principal at Bloomberg Associates.
Tickets for the October 11 event are on sale now, and proceeds will go towards three main efforts. The IPA will expand its Fellows Residency Program, a group of architects that gets financial support from the IPA to do work and research in the public realm. In March 2017, IPA launched “Open City,” a discussion series that brought Paris’s deputy mayor to New York to debate housing solutions for the most vulnerable urban residents. Building on the first event, IPA hopes to launch partnerships with architecture schools in the U.S. and abroad. The organization also plans to build its leadership capacity.
This year, the party is at the Prince George Ballroom in Manhattan. A benefactor’s reception will run from 6:30–8:30 p.m. and the after-party starts at 8:30 p.m. Tickets and more information can be found here.
The Architect’s Newspaper is a media partner for the 2017 Fall Fête.