Saturday, October 2, 8:30 am– 5:00 pm
International Practice Issues: Cross-Cultural Partnerships

Presented by the AIA International Committee in cooperation with
AIA New York Chapter and AIA New York International Committee.
Cross-cultural partnerships are a reality of architecture practice today. While they are easy to find in the cities that drive international trade, such as New York, the digital age has made international practice more a function of technological sophistication and firm attitude than a condition of geographical access. The conference will bring together architects from around the world to speak about the challenges and opportunities of international collaboration and joint ventures. 6LUs, HSW. For the full conference agenda, registration and more information, go to:


Monday, October 4, 6:30 pm
AIA New York Chapter Design Awards Exhibition
Opening Reception

The AIA New York Chapter Design Awards Program recognizes excellence in design in three categories: Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Projects. Please join us for the exhibition opening of the 2004 AIA New York Chapter Design Awards as well as the Boston Society of Architects/AIA New York Chapter Housing Design Awards winners.


Tuesday, October 5, 8:30 am– 10:00 pm
Design-In Marathon
12 Hours of uninterrupted dialogue on collaboration in practice, design and the arts will mark the second annual Design-In Marathon. An open call to architects, planners, engineers, interior designers, environmental and industrial designers, artists, landscape architects, urban designers, historic preservationists, developers, public agencies, contractors, subcontractors and manufacturers will bring participants together to discuss and present interdisciplinary work. The 2004 Design-In Marathon will explore these questions and more. Go to for a full listing of speakers and topics.

8 am: Introduction and Welcome
9 am: Collaboration in Practice
1 pm: Collaboration in Design
5 pm: Collaboration in the Arts
11 pm: Reception

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Wednesday, October 6, 10:00 am– 3:00 pm
Play By Design
K-12 students will work with the New York City Parks Department to design and build models of their ideal playgrounds for Washington Square Park. Organized by New York Foundation for Architecture in partnership with Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum.


Thursday, October 7
Heritage Ball, 6:00 – 9:30 pm
Center for Architecture: Celebrating Civic Spirit and Design Excellence
AIA New York Chapter and New York Foundation for Architecture's annual gala.

Pier 60, Chelsea Piers.


Edward A. Feiner, FAIA – Chief Architect, General Services Administration
Bruce S. Fowle, FAIA – Principal, Fox & Fowle Architects
Matthew Goldstein – Chancellor, City University New York
Patricia J. Lancaster, FAIA – Commissioner, NYC Department of Buildings

Party @ the Center, 9:30 pm – 2:00 am
Get down at LaGuardia Place! The Center for Architecture will transform into an urban circus where a guest D.J. will move you. Tickets are $20, and students with a valid ID also receive a one year membership to the Center for Architecture. For more information, or to register, go to


Friday, October 8, 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Movie Marathon
The Center for Architecture launches a Friday night film series co-sponsored by Exhibitions International. This marathon film night will feature Eames Demetrios presenting two short documentaries—one on Samuel Mockbee's Rural Studio, and another on the Charles and Ray Eames office. Following will be the cult hit Japanese animation Metropolis, which is not a remake of Fritz Lang's masterpiece but boasts a visual grandeur that recalls drawings of future cities from a hundred years ago. Cash bar and free popcorn! Tickets are $10. Click here to RSVP.
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Saturday, October 9 and Sunday, October 10, 10:00 am– 4:00 pm
openhousenewyork weekend
presented by Target

The independent, non-profit organization openhousenewyork will provide free tours throughout the five boroughs of new and historic buildings, many of which are usually closed to the public. Visitors may explore 100 sites, ranging form the turn-of-the-century power plant at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn to the soaring, 1960’s TWA Terminal in Queens to the top of the Highbridge Water Tower at Manhattan’s northern tip. The Center for Architecture will serve as the official welcome center. For more information visit or telephone the event hotline, 917.583.2398, or pick up a program, available at the Center for Architecture.


All Week in the Center for Architecture Entryway
3D Sound Experience
The Center for Architecture inaugurates its installation of the 3D Sound Experience, based on Charles Morrow's MorrowSound Cube and the Arup Sound Lab. This installation provides a canvas for three-dimensional sound art as well as a way to create accurate sound models of architectural spaces before they are built.

General Information
Celebrate the one year anniversary of the Center for Architecture as a public center for information and dialogue about design. The three-level space contains a storefront resource center, auditorium, library, gallery space, meeting rooms administrative offices of the AIA New York Chapter and a workshop area for the New York Foundation for Architecture’s Learning by Design youth education program. The Center for Architecture is open 9am to 8 pm, Monday through Friday, and 11 am to 5 pm, Saturdays. Admission to the Center is free. For information, contact the AIA New York Chapter at 212-683-0023 or, or log onto

Directions to the Center:
A,B,C,D,E,F,V to West 4th Street (at 6th Avenue),
walk east to LaGuardia Place
6 to Bleecker Street, walk west to LaGuardia Place

M5 to Broadway / West Houston
M6 to 6th Avenue / Houston Street
M21 to West Houston / 6th Avenue