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September 2015

$70
September 21, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Designing Affordability Symposium

Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place
New York, NY 10012 United States

Please join us for a symposium related to the exhibition, Designing Affordability: Quicker, Smarter, More Efficient Housing Now. The symposium will host presentations by practicing architects and policy innovators, followed by a series of moderated discussions. Together, speakers will examine new developments in building innovations, living situations, and progressive partnerships that can bring down the cost of housing and, as such, incorporate affordability into these systems. The symposium will address how architects, engineers, planners, policy makers, tenants, and homeowners are crafting innovative ways…

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October 2015

October 14, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Preservation through Transformation: A Review of Recent Adaptive Reuse Projects with Meenakshi Srinivasan

Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place
New York, NY 10012 United States

Introduced fifty years ago to protect historically-significant buildings in New York City, the Landmarks Preservation Law has preserved and transformed countless landmarks through adaptive reuse. Join us at the Center for Architecture for a close look at key adaptive reuse projects, both recent and classic, by the architects themselves and Meenakshi Srinivasan, the Chair of the Landmarks Preservation Commission. Caterina Roiatti, a practicing architect and the co-founder of TRA Studio architecture, PLLC, will lead a discussion about the future economic,…

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November 2015

$7
November 9, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Oculus Book Talk: “The Underdome Guide to Energy Reform”

Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place
New York, NY 10012 United States

AIA CES: 1.5 LU|HSW When: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM MONDAY, NOVEMBER 9 Where: At The Center The Underdome Guide to Energy Reform is equal parts architect's handbook and toolbox for effecting enviornmental change with the built enviornment. The book maps different approaches to energy management and performance to examine their implications for collective life. Underdome catalogs a spectrum of positions argued for by a diverse cast including economists, environmentalists, community advocates, political scientists, and designers. In turn, it highlights…

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November 12, 2015 @ 8:30 am - 7:00 pm

Extreme Heat: Hot Cities – Adapting to a Hotter World

Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place
New York, NY 10012 United States

Extreme Heat Hot Cities. (Courtesy AIANY) The threat of extreme heat will intensify. Even President Obama has told us that the planet’s temperature is rising and that we must come to grips with that inevitability. The last decade was the hottest on record worldwide, and large cities are warming faster than the planet.Scientists predict that extreme heat events – already more deadly than all other weather-related events combined – will become more frequent. Extreme heat reduces productivity, exhausts greenery, compromises…

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December 2015

December 10, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Preservation through Transformation: A Review of Recent Adaptive Reuse Projects with Meenakshi Srinivasan

Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place
New York, NY 10012 United States

The city’s Landmarks Preservation Law was introduced fifty years ago to protect historically significant buildings in New York City. The history of what has been undertaken during this period not only illuminates the restoration of our landmarks, but also tells of their transformation through adaptive reuse for a new purpose that better responds to society’s current goals while preserving the structures. The evening will open with a look back at significant past adaptive reuse projects by the Chair of the…

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December 11, 2015 @ 5:00 am - 8:00 pm

Opening of “Barnes Coy Architects: 12 Houses”

Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place
New York, NY 10012 United States

BARNES COY ARCHITECTS is celebrating the Holidays with a reception and exhibition, Barnes Coy Architects: 12 Houses, at the Center for Architecture Breakthrough Space Gallery. An exhibition catalogue, open bar and hors d’oeuvres will be available. GALLERY HOURS: Friday, December 11, 9am-8pm Saturday, December 12, 11am-5pm Sunday, December 13, 11am-5pm

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January 2016

January 6, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Architects as Museum Directors

Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place
New York, NY 10012 United States

A panel discussion among museum directors trained as architects proposes interesting questions for both the expanding reach of the profession and for the future of art museums in the United States. A role historically occupied by art historians, museum directorship is rapidly changing, now drawing on professions from architecture to finance. Is this an expanding trend or a set of unique instances? Do architects as museum directors and their board of trustees, as clients, get better planned and designed museum…

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January 11, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Oculus Book Talk “A Genealogy of Modern Architecture: Comparative Critical Analysis of Built Form”

Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place
New York, NY 10012 United States

Please join us for a presentation by Kenneth Frampton on his new book A Genealogy of Modern Architecture: Comparitive Critical Analysis of Built Form. A Genealogy of Modern Architecture is a reference work on modern architecture by Kenneth Frampton, one of today’s leading architectural theorists. Conceived as a genealogy of twentieth century architecture from 1924 to 2007, it compiles some fourteen comparative analyses of canonical modern buildings ranging from exhibition pavilions and private houses to office buildings and various kinds of…

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Free
January 28, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

New Practices New York 2016 Winners Announcement and Reception

Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place
New York, NY 10012 United States

Since 2006, the biennial competition New Practices New York has served as the preeminent platform in New York City to recognize and promote new and innovative architecture and design firms. The juried portfolio competition is sponsored by the New Practices Committee of the AIA New York Chapter and honors firms that have utilized unique and innovative strategies, both for the projects they undertake and for the practices they have established. Please join us to celebrate the winners of the 2016…

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$10 – $20
January 29, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Cocktails & Conversations: Thomas Balsley and Matt Shaw

Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place
New York, NY 10012 United States

How do you spend your Friday evening? Do you join those who pack NYC’s cultural institutions like sardines or those crowds over populating film theaters? When the Center for Architecture, one of the City’s premier cultural institutions, hosts a pair of NYC’s most interesting and provocatively creative thinkers, it will certainly lift your spirits. This series of dialogues about design pairs a notable architect with a recognized critic, journalist, curator, or architectural historian to discuss current architecture and other design…

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February 2016

$10
February 25, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Affordable Housing and the Public Realm

Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place
New York, NY 10012 United States

Join The Design Trust for Public Space for a conversation on how we can improve neighborhoods through design, moderated by The Architect's Newspaper Editor-in-Chief William Menking. The brand-new edition of our Laying the Groundwork design guidelines will debut! In the coming decade, thousands of new mixed-use affordable housing developments created through Mayor de Blasio’s Housing New York plan will transform the cityscape. With the power of good design, this unprecedented building boom can help foster vibrant, mixed-income neighborhoods and attractive, fully…

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March 2016

$10
March 9, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Unveiling design excellence 2.0: The next wave of ddc projects

Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place
New York, NY 10012 United States

ORGANIZED BY: CENTER FOR ARCHITECTURE / AIANY VENUE: CENTER FOR ARCHITECTURE 536 LAGUARDIA PLACE 10012 With a $10 billion project portfolio, the New York City Department of Design and Construction (DDC) is the largest municipal public works agency in the United States. DDC’s newly unveiled program for Design and Construction Excellence 2.0 reaffirms and extends the Agency’s commitment to deliver enduring, responsive, and innovative public buildings and infrastructure of the highest quality in the context of a thoughtful process. Transformative public…

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Free
March 10, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

H2O: Ceremony, Control and Conservation

Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place
New York, NY 10012 United States

10 MARCH6:30PM - 8:30PM ORGANIZED BY: CENTER FOR ARCHITECTURE / AIANY VENUE: CENTER FOR ARCHITECTURE 536 LAGUARDIA PLACE 10012 Water has played an essential role in architecture since the beginning of civilization. It has played a pivotal role in the development of economies worldwide and is a precious resource that shapes the cities we live in. With sea level rise threatening coastal cities and development, water has become a force of nature that continues, now more than ever, to shape…

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$15
March 11, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Breakfast leadership with Faith Rose: AIA

Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place
New York, NY 10012 United States

ORGANIZED BY: CENTER FOR ARCHITECTURE / AIANY VENUE: CENTER FOR ARCHITECTURE 536 LAGUARDIA PLACE 10012 Please join the Women in Architecture Committee for an conversation with Faith Rose, AIA. Faith Rose, AIA, is founding partner of O’Neill Rose Architects, an architecture and design firm based in Brooklyn. Founded in 2008 with Devin O’Neill, the firm's work has been recognized in publications and through awards both nationally and internationally. Rose has dedicated eleven years to the public sector, most recently as…

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April 2016

Free – $10
April 26, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Heat Waves: Preparing for and Managing the Effects of Extreme Heat on Health, Populations, Emergency Housing, and Hospitals

Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place
New York, NY 10012 United States

When: 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM TUESDAY, APRIL 26 Where: At The AIANY Center What do architects, landscape architects, engineers, and health care planners need to know to help our region handle future unavoidable heat waves? In an ongoing discussion about the long-term effects of extrene heat on New York, which has just experienced two of hottest years on record – the AIANY Design for Risk and Reconstruction and Health Facilities Committees and the New York Society for Health Planning (NYSHP)…

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Free – $10
April 28, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Craft and Architecture: Toshiko Moriin conversation with Michael Bell

Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place
New York, NY 10012 United States

AIA CES: 1.5 LU | 1.5 HSW When: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM THURSDAY, APRIL 28 Where: At The AIANY Center Please join us for the second installment in our series on Craft and Architecture. This series looks at the challenge of reconciling the use of new materials in new conditions with an urgent desire for natural and traditional materials. Toshiko Mori, FAIA, will present on her innovative approach to materials as both a practitioner and professor. Known for her…

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September 2016

Free
September 22, 2016 - January 7, 2017

The Center for Architecture to present Reading Room: A Catalog of New York City’s Branch Libraries

Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place
New York, NY 10012 United States

The Center for Architecture will present Reading Room: A Catalog of New York City’s Branch Libraries, opening on Thursday, September 22 at 6:00 pm. The exhibition, designed by LeClair Lucas, features the work of architectural photographer Elizabeth Felicella, documenting all 210 branches of New York City’s extensive public library systems in more than 2,000 photographs. Felicella’s subtle yet clear and technically accomplished photographs depict the libraries from varying vantage points – from full-scope exterior shots to intimate studies of window…

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June 2017

June 22, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Kaneji Domoto at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Usonia Opening

Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place
New York, NY 10012 United States

When: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM THURSDAY, JUNE 22 Where: At The Center Please join us for the opening of Kaneji Domoto at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Usonia. The exhibition presents the houses by Japanese American architect and Taliesin student Kaneji Domoto in Westchester County’s Usonia, a small community for which Frank Lloyd Wright designed the site plan in accordance with his urbanistic principles. Featuring material from private archives never-before shown publicly, the drawings, artifacts, models and photographs exhibited show how Domoto’s…

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$30 – $50
June 28, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

BWAF Pioneers Series: Film Screening and Lecture

Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place
New York, NY 10012 United States

BWAF launches its Pioneers Series with a film screening and lecture FILM - 100 Women Architects in the Studio of Frank Lloyd Wright At a time when few architectural firms would hire women, Frank Lloyd Wright unhesitatingly employed women, giving them both the training and the opportunity to practice. Ultimately, over 100 women architects and designers worked with Wright, many of them going on to remarkable careers of their own. This is a BWAF-produced film written and directed by Beverly Willis,…

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August 2017

Free – $10
August 3, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

How to Be a Project Advocate by Diffusing Adjacent Neighbor Tensions

Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place
New York, NY 10012 United States

AIA CES: 1.5 LU | 1.5 HSW When: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM THURSDAY, AUGUST 3 Where: At The Center It is important for design professionals to understand and consider the impact of proposed construction upon adjacent properties and the obligations project owners have to adjacent property owners.  All parties should understand building code requirements to protect and prevent damage to adjacent properties, as well as the consequences of ignoring these requirements, including delays in the development process.  It is of great…

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January 2018

January 26, 2018 @ 8:00 am - March 31, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

The Arsenal of Exclusion & Inclusion: New York Edition

Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place
New York, NY 10012 United States

The Arsenal of Exclusion & Inclusion: New York Edition will present 156 “weapons” utilized by architects, planners, policymakers, developers, real estate brokers, activists, and other urban actors to restrict or increase access to urban space. Based on a book, The Arsenal of Exclusion & Inclusion, the exhibition examines how these weapons have been used and speculates how they might be deployed (or retired) to make cities more open and accessible. Curated and designed by Interboro Partners.

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February 2018

February 15, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Social Housing – New European Projects Opening

Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place
New York, NY 10012 United States

Please join us for the opening of the Social Housing – New European Projects! Across Europe, a new generation of architecture practices are transforming affordable housing. Responding to continued need, changing clients, and new funding methods, architects are once again addressing how homes can be delivered at scale while piloting new methods to achieve high standards of design. Based on a 2017 publication of the same name, Social Housingcaptures some of the best and most innovative examples of not-for-profit housing at a…

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$15
February 17, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Transforming Social Housing – Stories from Europe

Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place
New York, NY 10012 United States

Across Europe living habits and architectural traditions differ from country to country, but uniting the continent is a renewed focus on embracing new methods and innovative refurbishment strategies to achieve new standards of exemplary social housing design. This half day explores shifting national attitudes, housing traditions, recent experiences and pan-European challenges. With Paul Karakusevic (Karakusevic Carson Architects, UK), Adam Khan (Adam Khan Architects, UK), Christelle Avenier (Avenier Cornejo Architectes, France), Hans van der Heijden (The Netherlands). Frédéric Chartier & Pascale…

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March 2018

$10
March 1, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Oculus Book Talk: The Arsenal of Exclusion & Inclusion

Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place
New York, NY 10012 United States

The Arsenal of Exclusion & Inclusion (Actar, 2017) is an encyclopedia of 202 tools—or “weapons”—used by architects, planners, policy makers, developers, real-estate brokers, activists, and other urban actors in the United States to restrict or increase access to urban space.  The Arsenal of Exclusion & Inclusion inventories these weapons, examines how they have been used, and speculates about how they might be deployed (or retired) to make more open cities in which more people feel welcome in more spaces. A…

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March 2019

$10
March 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Disruption by Design: Case Studies in Design for a Just New York

Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place
New York, NY 10012 United States

Please join us for a related program for Design and the Just City in NYC. This program will take a closer look at the case studies presented in the exhibition. Speakers: Julia D. Day, Associate, Gehl – Making Cities for People Susannah C. Drake, FASLA, AIA, Founding Principal, DLANDstudio Quilian Riano, Assoc. AIA, Founder and Principal, DSGN AGNC Claire Weisz, FAIA, Founding Principal, WXY architecture + urban design Moderator: Toni L. Griffin, Director, Just City Lab, Professor in Practice on Urban…

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