Center for Architecture

536 LaGuardia Place
212-683-0023

Located at the Center for Architecture, a public gallery space committed to advancing an understanding of the field, the Center for Architecture Foundation is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization dedicated to promoting a broader appreciation of the built environment through educational programs and scholarship.

Our programs aim to:

 - Cultivate visual literacy and an understanding of the design process;
 - Inspire students, teachers, and schools to be civic activists, creative thinkers, problem solvers and team builders;
 - Build partnerships between schools, students, families, design professionals and the Center for Architecture;
 - Introduce students to careers in architecture, landscape architecture,design, historic preservation, urban planning, engineering, interior design and construction.

Our programs engage young people, families, teachers, and community members in contemporary topics in the built environment. They provide visual tools that inspire participants to think critically about the physical world around them. We rely on corporate and individual donations to support our mission. Please consider getting involved as a sponsor, make a donation, volunteer your time, or donate materials and supplies.


Upcoming Events at Center for Architecture

Exhibition - Big Ideas Small Lots

Tuesday, Oct 15, 2019 from 9:00am to 8:00pm
New York, NY
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Exhibition - Big Ideas Small Lots

Wednesday, Oct 16, 2019 from 9:00am to 8:00pm
New York, NY
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Exhibition - Big Ideas Small Lots

Thursday, Oct 17, 2019 from 9:00am to 8:00pm
New York, NY
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Exhibition - Big Ideas Small Lots

Friday, Oct 18, 2019 from 9:00am to 8:00pm
New York, NY
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Exhibition - Big Ideas Small Lots

Saturday, Oct 19, 2019 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
New York, NY
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Exhibition - Big Ideas Small Lots

Monday, Oct 21, 2019 from 9:00am to 8:00pm
New York, NY
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Exhibition - Big Ideas Small Lots

Tuesday, Oct 22, 2019 from 9:00am to 8:00pm
New York, NY
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Exhibition - Big Ideas Small Lots

Wednesday, Oct 23, 2019 from 9:00am to 8:00pm
New York, NY
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Exhibition - Big Ideas Small Lots

Thursday, Oct 24, 2019 from 9:00am to 8:00pm
New York, NY
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Exhibition - Big Ideas Small Lots

Friday, Oct 25, 2019 from 9:00am to 8:00pm
New York, NY
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Exhibition - Big Ideas Small Lots

Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
New York, NY
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Exhibition - Big Ideas Small Lots

Monday, Oct 28, 2019 from 9:00am to 8:00pm
New York, NY
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Exhibition - Big Ideas Small Lots

Tuesday, Oct 29, 2019 from 9:00am to 8:00pm
New York, NY
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Exhibition - Big Ideas Small Lots

Wednesday, Oct 30, 2019 from 9:00am to 8:00pm
New York, NY
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Exhibition - Big Ideas Small Lots

Thursday, Oct 31, 2019 from 9:00am to 8:00pm
New York, NY
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Exhibition - Big Ideas Small Lots

Friday, Nov 1, 2019 from 9:00am to 8:00pm
New York, NY
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Exhibition - Big Ideas Small Lots

Saturday, Nov 2, 2019 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
New York, NY
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Recent News

2019 AIANY Design Awards Exhibition

The 2019 AIANY Design Awards exhibition features winning projects in the categories of Best in Competition, Architecture, Interiors, Projects, Urban Design, and Sustainability. AIA New York’s annual Design Awards program recognizes…

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The Future of the New York Metropolitan Area: The Fourth Regional Plan

The Future of the New York Metropolitan Area: The Fourth Regional Plan In November 2017, the Regional Plan Association published The Fourth Regional Plan: Making the Region Work for All of Us, a product of five years of research and public…

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Designing Affordability:Quicker,Smarter,More Efficient Housing Now

Designing Affordability examines the ways in which architects, engineers, planners, policy makers and ordinary citizens are creating innovative ways to reduce the cost of housing, increase opportunity, rethink the way we live and show new ways to…

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Exhibition - Un / Fair Use

Un/fair Use is an exhibition of research and proposals related to copying and copyright in architecture.Appropriation is as much part of architecture as the expectation of novelty, and so it is at the very core of the discipline. Architecture…

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Exhibition - Asla-Ny 2015 Design Awards

The field of landscape architecture has continued to push the boundaries of creativity, innovation and leadership in the planning, design and development of our built environment. The Annual Design Awards held by the American Society of Landscape…

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Exhibition - The Landscape Architecture Legacy Of Dan Kiley

Dan Kiley (1912-2004) worked with equally significant architects, including Eero Saarinen, Louis Kahn, and I.M. Pei, to create internationally-acknowledged Modernist icons. His design legacy is substantial, influential, and, like the broad swath of…

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Exhibition - 2015 Design Awards

2015 Design Awards features winning projects in Architecture, Interiors, Projects, Urban Design. For the first time, jurors also selected a Best in Competition. AIA New York’s annual Design Awards Program recognizes outstanding architectural…

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Exhibition - BxW NYC

Built by Women (BxW) is a social and educational initiative, celebrating women’s contributions to the built environment. In addition to recognizing and supporting the diverse women working in these professions, BxW provides both current…

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Exhibition - Ok Plan Architects '15

OK PLAN ARCHITECTS was founded in 1999 by architect LudÄ›k Rýzner. During its fifteen-year existence the firm has gained a strong position among architecture firms in the Czech Republic. The ‘15’ exhibition maps the studio’s prominent…

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A.R.E. Structures Seminar by David J.Thaddeus, AIA, NCARB

This three day intensive ARE Structures Seminar covers the Structural Systems division of the ARE, including General Structures, Lateral Forces and the Structural Framing Vignette Seminar covers the Structural Systems division of the ARE, including…

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Exhibition - Building Connections

Building Connections 2014 Building Connections 2014 is the Center for Architecture Foundation's annual exhibition of K - 12 student design work from our Learning By Design:NY in-school residencies and Programs@theCenter vacation studios. The…

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Exhibition - Arch Schools

Arch Schools 2014: The AIA New York Chapter is pleased to announce 2014 Arch Schools, our annual exhibition of exemplary student work from thirteen area architecture schools. Participating Schools: - The City College of New York - Columbia…

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Exhibition - Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance's Waterfront Edge Design Guidelines (WEDG)

Waterfront Edge Design Guidelines (WEDG) is a tool and scorecard for creating resilient, accessible waterfronts. MWA developed WEDG as a way to achieve real and necessary change at the waterfront. With input from hundreds of waterfront experts, MWA…

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Exhibition - Prague Functionalism: Traditionand Contemporary Echoes

The Center for Architecture will open Prague Functionalism: Tradition and Contemporary Echoes on February 12th, 2015. This will be the exhibition’s US premiere, and the first major exhibition at the Center for Architecture to focus on Eastern…

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